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Health Care Professional 1 - Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID351953

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyHealth Care

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code8301CL

Employee ClassCivil Service

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Overview:Clinical Biomanufacturing Associate I is responsible for the Manufacturing of cell therapy products ("biologics") used in human and non-human primate (allo-) and porcine (xeno-) islet transplantation and immunoregulation studies for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes. Supports manufacturing process through the application of broad knowledge of theories and principles utilized to solve operational, as well as routine tasks in the production of cell therapy products. Maintenance of laboratory standards to include but not limited to monitoring experiment and/or equipment status, raw material inventory and qualification, environmental monitoring, technical writing for development/revision of standard operating procedures, and providing essential feedback for the completion of process changes and deviations/corrective actions. Perform day-to-day work in a translational research/pre-clinical (GRP - Good Research Practices) setting as well as an FDA regulated clinical (cGMP - current Good Manufacturing) laboratories.

40% Isolation and quality control assessment of different types of pancreatic islets and other cell types from primary tissues which includes:
-Isolation, purification, culture of islets and other cells types using sterile technique.
-Prepare media, enzymes, and solutions under sterile conditions and in large quantities ahead of time
-Perform quality control of islets and other cell types, sterility testing at the bench and contribute to research and development of assays and manufacturing processes with supervision
-Culturing cell products and changing media with sterile technique, long term sterile culture
-Assist researchers with packing and transporting the cell therapy products.

25% Quality Management
-Maintain Laboratory Standards (GRP and or cGMP, where applicable) by monitoring experiment and/or equipment status, raw material inventory and qualification, environmental monitoring, technical writing for development/revision of standard operating procedures, and providing essential feedback for the completion of process changes and deviations/corrective actions.
-Participate in continuing education in order to align laboratory operations with current research best-practices as well as regulatory requirements.

10% General Laboratory Support
- Ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment, investigating and evaluating vendors and products, participating in staff meetings and providing input to improve daily laboratory operations, washing instruments, packing, wrapping, and autoclaving material and equipment. Maintains physical and digital inventory of tissue samples.
- delegation of routine support work to student employees, whenever possible.

15% Assist Director and Supervisory Staff with Data and Document Management including:
-Transcribing data from islet isolation documents and to existing databases, spreadsheets, and web-based applications
-Perform data analysis using designed protocols
-Maintain active inventory of a variety of major supplies equipment and samples

10% Process development
-Conduct background literature search on relevant topics including current methods, reagents, and ethics.
-Establish and maintain a working knowledge of the principles behind daily work.
-Assist with development of protocol for process improvement projects.
-Perform periodic literature reviews.

Hourly Range $18.74-$27.00


All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsRequired Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience equal to at least 4 years.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Previous laboratory, research, or regulatory (cGMP/GLP) environment experience.

      About the Department

      To learn more about the Department of Surgery, please visit:


      Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
      • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
      • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
      • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
      • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
      • University HSA contributions
      • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
      • Employee wellbeing program
      • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
      • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
      • Financial counseling services
      • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

        How To Apply

        Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

        Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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