Fairview Health Services is looking for a Medical Laboratory Scientist for the University of Minnesota Medical (UMMC) Cell Therapy Laboratory located on the UofM St. Paul campus. This is a fulltime position. The hours include Monday through Friday (weekends as needed); working8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (8 hour shifts).
The UMMC Cell Therapy Laboratory is a cell engineering laboratory that provides hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and other hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cell types derived from a variety of sources [bone marrow, peripheral blood, umbilical cord blood (UCB) and various tissues] for hematopoietic reconstitution and novel somatic cellular therapies.
The laboratory processes over 1000 cellular products, including 700 autologous, allogeneic-related and allogeneic-unrelated peripheral blood, UCB, bone marrow, and tissue products annually in support of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.
The laboratory is staffed with medical laboratory scientists and lead technologists and is a valuable resource for clinical protocols and translational development of novel, complex cellular engineering methods. The laboratory annually processes over 1000 cellular products, andoperates 24 hours a day.
The laboratory operates 24 hours a day and the main processing space occupies 3,600 sq ft within the MCT building. The laboratory is comprised of three main cell processing rooms, four individual pass-through rooms, a supply and material storage room, a liquid nitrogen storage tank, and a dedicated loading dock.
Accreditations: The UMMC Clinical Cell Therapy Laboratory is Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) approved and accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), College of American Pathologists (CAP), and AABB.
The Medical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist (MLS/MT) functions independently in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice. A MLS/MT performs a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and acts as a resource for problem resolution and interpretation of results. The MLS/MT correlates data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results. The MLS/MT collaborates with the customers of the laboratory to promote customer satisfaction. The MLS/MT participates in laboratory performance improvement activities.
Performs cell and tissue processing procedures necessary to prepare products for transplantation, adoptive immunotherapies and other somatic cell/tissue therapies. Processes include: positive and negative cell selection, mononuclear cell separation, cryopreservation, cell culture, vaccine preparation, cell activation and expansion, tissue engineering, cell transduction/modification and quality control testing.
Ability to operate a variety of laboratory instrumentation including but not limited to: centrifuges, cell washers, various cell bioreactors, chemistry analyzers, mononuclear cell separator, cell selection devices, cell analyzer, microscopes, flow cytometer and liquid nitrogen controlled rate freezer.
Perform database and cell processing entry using Access, Excel, commercial software systems and hospital lab systems.
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