At New York Blood Center, one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world, our focus is on cultivating excellence by merging cutting-edge innovation with diligent customer service, groundbreaking research, and comprehensive program and service development. Join our team as we work towards meeting and exceeding the growing needs of our diverse communities, further our lifesaving strategic goals in a rapidly changing environment, and expand our impact on the local, national, and global communities we serve.
In this role, you will work with collaborating laboratories to transfer, develop and implement methodologies for the production of translational products and projects. Key to this position will be leading research laboratory operations for Cellular Therapy, CCS, and LFKRI which includes oversight of standard operational procedures (SOPs), budget development, project management, resource management, including personnel, and performance of experimental work, development and implementation of experimental protocols, work flow, financial management, and supervision of staff.
Providing leadership and supervision to the translational laboratory staff
Analyzing proposal and business requests from potential NYBC/CCS clients to determine the feasibility of performing these procedures at NYBC
Contributing to the trial development strategy and assisting with protocol development
Planning, conducting and interpreting scientific research experiments for research/development of translational blood and cellular therapy product manufacturing
Working with laboratory, medical directors and clients to adopt procedures new to the lab
Creating, developing and evaluating protocols, SOPs, training documents, etc.
Overseeing validation of procedures and equipment
Ensuring compliance with laboratory safety guidelines and accurate record keeping
Ensuring staff are trained and competent to perform procedures
Working with internal business units to identify, develop and implement appropriate quality indicators and providing regular reports on status of these indicators
Ensuring quality control procedures are established as required by regulatory and accreditation agencies for the cGMP production of translational cellular therapy and blood products
Preparing laboratory operational budget
Collaborating with internal/external researchers to develop further technical expertise in the fields of Cellular Therapy/Regenerative Medicine to advance NYBC’s expertice and business models.
Participating in the design, modification and execution of research protocols
Handling other related functions as necessary
The preferred candidate will have a PhD in Biomedical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related field, supported by 10 years in scientific research with 5 years of management experience within a cellular therapy lab that includes cord blood, in vitro cell culture, related analytical labs, as well as experimental and clinical trial studies. Knowledge of IRB and regulatory approvals, laboratory and regulatory requirements, and cGMP, GCP, FDA, FACT and AABB will be expected, as will a working knowledge of Materials and Technology Transfer, including transitioning of research techniques into cGMP production methods and the start-up of existing or new processes at internal/external manufacturing facilities. In addition, you should be able to design and implement studies with direct translation, have a background in science-based cGMP manufacturing, and thrive in a fast paced environment supervising multiple projects and activities simultaneously. Superior leadership, motivational, analytical, decision-making, project management, oral/written communication and PC (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) skills.
We offer a competitive salary, dynamic work atmosphere, and a comprehensive benefits package.