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University of Utah Faculty Rank & Track DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Faculty Rank & Track DOQ

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin



New Position to Begin As soon as possible


Director of Bone Marrow Processing

Faculty Position in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

University of Utah

We are expanding our Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine ( CTRM ) Program and are seeking a MD/DO or PhD with expertise in cellular therapy and/or regenerative medicine to oversee all aspects of production of cell therapy products in the CTRM Laboratory. The CTRM facility is jointly administered by the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies and the Department of Internal Medicine and the successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the Division/Department. The responsibilities of this position include:

•Oversight of preparation and analysis of all blood and marrow transplant products and all experimental cellular therapy products, in close collaboration with the Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in order to ensure optimal BMT patient care.

•Continual monitoring of production methods in current use and their updating consistent with current best practices as reported in the relevant scientific literature.

•Development of clinical grade cellular therapy products as required for state of the art clinical trials.

•Working collaboratively with the Quality Assurance team for Cellular Therapies and the performance improvement process to identify and correct potential risks to product quality or safety. Design and implement SOP’s for all processes related to cellular collections.

•Working collaboratively with the Institutional Office of Regulatory Affairs to produce IND submissions and other FDA filings that may be required for cellular therapy products manufactured in the CTRM facility.

•Working collaboratively with investigators using cellular therapy products in their clinical trials at all stages of trial conduct including design, grant preparation, event tracking and preparation of resultant manuscripts.

•Identification and pursuit of extramural funding opportunities and submission of grant applications.

•Work collaboratively with the Director of Regenerative Medicine to synergistically process and prepare products for experimental and clinically relevant materials, including assisting in regulatory and process development.


•MD/DO or PhD degree in biochemistry, biology or a related field.

•Experience in the operation of an academic or commercial cell processing facility, including demonstrated education and experience in the areas of:

oHematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation principles and practices

oRegulation and accreditation requirements for cell processing facilities, in particular foundation for accreditation of cellular therapy ( FACT ), GTP (21CFR1271) and GMP (21CFR211, 21CFR610)

oExpertise in cell processing and cell cryopreservation methods

oApheresis technology and practice

oCell culture methods for preparation of therapeutic cells

oCell separation technology, including CliniMacs immunomagnetic systems

oMaster process record and batch process record development and maintenance, including electronic record keeping system requirements.

The Division of Hematology and hematologic Malignancies offers numerous opportunities for clinical, translational and basic research with mentoring by internationally respected Hematologists and provides on-going collaborative and infrastructure support for academic programs. Our vision is to establish an interdisciplinary stem cell and regenerative medicine program serving the Intermountain region of the US. The successful candidate’s rank, track, and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the search is closed.

Located in in the foothills of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the State’s academic flagship institution. The Hematology Division is one of the oldest and most highly respected programs in the US. Salt Lake City has been recently voted one of the best places to live in the country, and the city has been cited for cultural diversity, convenient and affordable living, an outstanding school system and unrivaled accessibility to outdoor activities. For more information on living in Utah, please visit

Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, with a letter interest and three letters of recommendation at the following link:

Inquiries should be sent to: Dr. John Phillips, c/o

University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 02/12/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01958F

Type Faculty