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University of Utah Director of Bone Marrow Processing, Facu in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

We are expanding our Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (CTRM) Program and are seeking a MD/DO or PhD with expertise in cellular therapy and/or regenerative medicine to oversee all aspects of production of cell therapy products in the CTRM Laboratory. The CTRM facility is jointly administered by the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies and the Department of Internal Medicine and the successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in the Division/Department.Responsibilities of this position include: Oversight of preparation and analysis of all blood and marrow transplant products and all experimental cellular therapy products, in close collaboration with the Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in order to ensure optimal BMT patient care. Continual monitoring of production methods in current use and their updating consistent with current best practices as reported in the relevant scientific literature. Development of clinical grade cellular therapy products as required for state of the art clinical trials. Working collaboratively with the Quality Assurance team for Cellular Therapies and the performance improvement process to identify and correct potential risks to product quality or safety. Design and implement SOPs for all processes related to cellular collections. Working collaboratively with the Institutional Office of Regulatory Affairs to produce IND submissions and other FDA filings that may be required for cellular therapy products manufactured in the CTRM facility. Working collaboratively with investigators using cellular therapy products in their clinical trials at all stages of trial conduct including design, grant preparation, event tracking and preparation of resultant manuscripts. Identification and pursuit of extramural funding opportunities and submission of grant applications. Work collaboratively with the Director of Regenerative Medicine to synergistically process and prepare products for experimental and clinically relevant materials, including assisting in regulatory and process development.Requirements: MD/DO or PhD degree in biochemistry, biology or a related field. Experience in the operation of an academic or commercial cell processing facility, including demonstrated education and experience in the areas of: o Hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation principles and practices o Regulation and accreditation requirements for cell processing facilities, in particular foundation for accreditation of cellular therapy (FACT), GTP (21CFR1271) and GMP (21CFR211, 21CFR610) o Expertise in cell processing and cell cryopreservation methods o Apheresis technology and practice o Cell culture methods for preparation of therapeutic cells o Cell separation technology, including CliniMacs immunomagnetic systems o Master process record and batch process record development and maintenance, including electronic record keeping system requirements.The Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies offers numerous opportunities for clinical, translational and basic research with mentoring by internationally respected Hematologists and provides on-going collaborative and infrastructure support for academic programs. Our vision is to establish an interdisciplinary stem cell and regenerative medicine program serving the Intermountain region of the US. The successful candidates rank, track, and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applications will be accepted until the search is closed.Located in in the foothills of the spectacular Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the States academic flagship institution. The Hematology Division is one of the oldest and most highly respected programs in the US. Salt Lake City has been recently voted one of the best places to live in the country, and the city has been cited for cultural diversity, convenient and affordable living, an outstanding school system and unrivaled accessibility to outdoor activities. For more information on living in Utah, please visit http://healthsciences.utah.edu/living-in-utah.phpInterested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, with a letter interest here: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/135514Inquiries should be sent to: Dr. John Phillips, c/o Robyn.Rich@hsc.utah.eduUniversity of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.