University of Utah Cell Therapy Tech I in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/06/2018

Requisition Number PRN17421B

Job Title Cell Therapy Tech I

Working Title Cell Therapy Tech I

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01601 - Cell Therapy/Regenerative Med

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 18.89 to 30.93

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for supporting the clinical Bone Marrow Transplantation Program; for collection, processing, storing and the infusion of peripheral stem cell or bone marrow products used for hematopoietic rescue or bone marrow transplant.


1.PerformsHPC(Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell) – Apheresis, Bone Marrow, Cord Blood Product processing, receipt, release and return (perSOP).

2. Performs analysis ofHCT/P (Human Cellular and Tissue based products) for stem and progenitor cell content – Flow Cytometry.

3. Performs apheresis procedures specific to the use ofCOBEspectra withMNCkit. Assists with the collection of bone marrow in the operating room and operates standard lab equipment required for the processing and characterization ofHCT/Ps.

4. Performs in vitro culture assays under cGMP conditions and demonstrates use of aseptic technique to perform in vitro cell culture and ex vivo expansion of tissue isolates.

5. InfusesHPCProducts – Professional interaction with clinical staff and patient population.

6. Documents patient information, donor eligibility, chart preparation and review in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinates physician communication as needed to ensure accurate processing directives.

7. Performs quality control procedures for both the equipment and laboratory. Successfully participates in laboratory proficiency program.

8. Reviews collection, processing and general Standard Operating Procedures including authorship assignments, review and acknowledgements in database.

9. Performs validation procedures with regard to establishment, optimization and change ofSOPand use of equipment and reagents.

Responsible for reproducibility and accuracy of data and analyses. Assists in the collation of data and report preparation.

10. Manages project timelines, budgets, scope and labor.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or equivalency.

Two years experience in lab, research, or related environment. Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire. Medical Technologist withASCPorNCAcertification preferred. Master’s degree in a biological science preferred. Two years lab experience in bone marrow processing and stem cell collection with exposure to blood banking, hematology, cell culture and apheresis.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:




•2-step TB

•Annual Influenza

•Hepatitis B for some jobs

Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.