Job Information

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


Open Date 10/26/2023

Requisition Number PRN36746B

Job Title PS Cell Therapy Tech I

Working Title PS 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

Days: some evenings, on-call rotating weekend/Holidays

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 01601 - Cell Therapy/Regenerative Med

Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 29.00 to 31.00/Hour DOQ

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is responsible for supporting the Cellular Therapy & Regenerative Medicine Program.

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



1. On-the-job training specific to cellular and therapeutic apheresis, hematopoetic progenitor cell and other types of cell processing using aseptic technique, flow cytometry and product preparation for infusions.

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

3. Promotes quality patient care by safely handling biological products, communicating well with colleagues, supervisors, and clinical staff, and serving as a resource to clinical staff to facilitate collection, processing, storage, transport, and transplant of standard-of-care and investigational biological products.

4. Collaborates with principal investigators and study sponsors of investigational, clinical, or pre-clinical research studies by following study protocols, maintaining documentation to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance, and utilizing systems to organize, collect, report, and monitor data collection for these studies.

5. Performs and reports routine and some complex procedures and testing in a timely and accurate manner.

6. Performs quality control procedures and calibration for equipment, reagents and laboratory processes. Successfully participates in laboratory proficiency program.

7. Reviews, follows, and eventually authors (as assigned) Standard Operating Procedures for laboratory and research-associated tasks.

8. Performs validation procedures to establish, optimize, and update Standard Operating Procedures and proper use of equipment and reagents.

9. Adheres to document control standards identified by the Program.

10. May manage project timelines, budgets, scope and labor.

11. Engages in training others on procedures and processes.

12. Follows Good Documentation Practices on all records.

13. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served by this department, which includes pediatric and adult patients. Ability to interact appropriately, respectfully, and with deference or sensitivity as needed with patients, caregivers, and the range of clinical staff providing direct patient care.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities required of this position include:

Demonstrated familiarity with cell & tissue culture, cryopreservation, microbiology, aseptic technique and safe handling of potentially infectious human blood/tissues. Demonstrated analytical skills and critical thinking. Ability to follow protocols accurately and consistently, and competently adhere to detailed instruction on new tasks and general instructions on routine work. Assists in training others on techniques and methods as required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills with coworkers, patients, and clinic staff. Ability to work rotating on-call schedules (approximately one week a month, including holidays and weekends. Demonstrate familiarity with computer programs (Excel, Word, and data transfer programs). Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and experience with quality assurance standards.

Comprehensive Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • Free UTA public transportation pass
  • 14.2% employer contribution to retirement (contribution from University with no required matching from employee. Retirement benefits vested as of day one).
  • Basic Life Insurance provided up to $25,0000
  • 50% tuition reduction for employee and spouse, after 6 – 12 months of employment. Dependent children eligible after 3 years of full-time employment · Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Health coverage options with possible additional premium discount via wellness program
  • Paid parental leave, above vacation & sick accruals, if qualified
  • Professional development training opportunities.
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Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience). Two years experience in lab, research, or related environment.

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.


Bachelor’s degree in chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology from an accredited institution

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

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.

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

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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