Job Information

University of Utah PRN Apheresis Collection in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 08/05/2020

Requisition Number PRN10570N

Job Title PS Cell Therapy Tech I

Working Title PRN Apheresis Collection

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week up to 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F, 7am to 4pm and weekends as needed

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 01601 - Cell Therapy/Regenerative Med

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range Up to $32/hour DOQ

Close Date

Job Summary

This is a PRN position 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.

Medical Technologist with ASCP or NCA certification preferred. Master’s degree in a biological science preferred.


1. Performs HPC (Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell) – Apheresis, Bone Marrow, Cord Blood Product processing, receipt, release and return (per SOP ).

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

3. Performs apheresis procedures specific to the use of COBE spectra with MNC kit. Assists with the collection of bone marrow in the operating room and operates standard lab equipment required for the processing and characterization of HCT /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. Infuses HPC Products – 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 of SOP and 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. Two years lab experience in bone marrow processing and stem cell collection with exposure to blood banking, hematology, cell culture and apheresis.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.


• Nursing Degree

• Two years of experience with apheresis and/or lab experience in bone marrow processing and stem cell collection with exposure to blood banking, hematology, cell culture and apheresis.

• Phlebotomy preferred

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

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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.