Research Assistant II
CAR T Manufacturing Technician, BC Cancer Victoria
The BC Cancer’s Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre in Victoria BC, is a world class cancer research facility specializing in cancer immunotherapy. We are seeking a Manufacturing Technician to produce clinical-grade T cells for immunotherapy following Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines. Under the supervision of the Immunotherapy Program’s Scientific Leader, and other members of the manufacturing team, the successful applicant will produce Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cells and other T cell products for adoptive cell therapy clinical trials.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of at least a Bachelor of Science degree in a related discipline such as Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry and/or Microbiology. In addition, the successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of recent related experience in a research laboratory with at least one year of cell culture experience. Experience working under a quality management system in a GLP or GMP environment is considered a key asset. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may also be considered. In addition to strong communication skills, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a record of responsible decision making, the ability to prioritize work, and independently plan and conduct experiments. Furthermore, the ideal candidate will be able to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a dynamic work environment while strictly following established SOPs.
What you’ll do
Manufactures T cell products following standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Completes documents and forms as part of the manufacturing record
Maintains and stores cell lines, and clinical products
Monitors and maintains laboratory inventories
General lab maintenance
Monitors and maintains equipment calibration and cleaning
Develops SOPs and related documentation for clinical trials
Manages data and results, including computer data entry
Participate in clinical trial correlative studies
Other duties as required
What you bring
The ideal incumbent will have experience in immunology techniques including:
Human cell culture (especially T cells, primary and immortalized tumor cell lines)
T cell assays (cytotoxicity, flow cytometry, ELISPOT)
Prior experience in producing cell-based products for clinical use (Cell therapy laboratory or Blood and Marrow Transplant unit)
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Temporary, Full-Time (March 2020 until March 2022)
2410 Lee Avenue, Victoria
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0830 - 1630
Requisition Number: 91612
What we do
BC Cancer bccancer.bc.ca provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.