City of Hope Research & Commercial Protocol Coordinator in Duarte, California

Requisition ID: 13486

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

Position Summary:

Oversees COH research protocols, sponsored research protocols, and commercial protocols for CAR T Cell program and other cellular therapy programs including genetically modified CD34 cells and cytotoxic lymphocytes. This person is responsible for maintaining current versions of lab protocols, attending site visits and other related meetings, writing SOPs, training, updating protocol binders with new versions and patients on study, corresponding with protocol personnel regarding study-related issues, receipt of products and infusion orders, and product quality certificates. Prepares and participates in audits conducted by protocol personnel, and assumes other related activities as delegated by the Supervisor of Stem Cell Lab and Director of Transfusion Medicine Laboratories. Additionally, performs cryopreservation procedures used to store Stem Cell products used for patient transplantation, performs thawing procedures used for Stem Cell infusion, and performs all procedures in compliance with written SOPs and FACT, AABB and FDA regulations.

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines, includingadherence to theworkplaceCode of Conduct and Compliance Plan. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience:

  • One year related experience

Req. Certification/Licensure:

  • MT(ASCP) or California Clinical Laboratory Scientist License (CLS)

Preferred Experience:

  • Cryopreservation or stem cell processing

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.