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Manufacturing Associate, CAR-T

Req #: 1800806
Location: , US
Job Category: Manufacturing/Technical Operations
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Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
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Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

1.Purpose and Scope of Position:

Manufactures human blood derived components per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in a controlled, cGMP cleanroom environment under the supervision of Manufacturing Management. Manufacturing Associates adhere to regulatory requirements while performing job functions. Job duties are performed within a team according to an assigned, production shift schedule. Communication of production deviations and assistance with quality investigations are required, as applicable.

Required Competencies: Knowledge/ Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic understanding of cell culture, cryopreservation, purification, and aseptic processing or lab technique
  • Knowledge of cGMP/FDA regulated industry
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • General understanding of cGMPs
  • Technical writing capability
  • Proficient in MS Office applications
  • Background to include an understanding of biology, chemistry, medical or clinical practices

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Production of blood component lots through cell culture, harvest, and cryopreservation.
  • Aseptic technique is required for tube most activities: welding, connections, and transfers, at minimum.
  • Weighs and measures in-process materials to ensure proper quantities are added/removed.
  • Adheres to the production schedule ensuring on-time, internal production logistics.
  • Records production data and information in a clear, concise, format according to proper GDPs.
  • Works in a team based, cross-functional environment to complete production tasks required by shift schedule.
  • Motivated, team consciousness individuals are needed to fulfill job requirements. 
  • Leads a team within a designated function of manufacturing, however, supervision will be managed by the shift Supervisor.
  • No direct reports will be assigned to this job role.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree

or Associate/ Medical Technical degree and 2 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience

or High School diploma/GED and 4 years of Manufacturing or Operations experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Intermittent walking and sitting to perform job functions; however, ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time may be necessary. 
  • Physical dexterity sufficient to use computers and documentation.
  • Sufficient vision and hearing capability to work in job environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to work around laboratories and controlled, enclosed, restricted areas.
  • Cleanroom garments and personal protective equipment will be required in designated areas which cover head, parts of the face, core body, and legs/feet.
  • Makeup, gum, nail polish, or other potential microbial sources are prohibited in restricted areas.
  • Flexibility to don clean room garments and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Clean room environment is an enclosed, restricted space, with assigned pressure and temperature conditions. Reagents, chemicals, and exposure to sanitization agents are expected.
  • Routine exposure to human blood components.
  • Designated areas may prohibit food, any outside materials such as cell phones, tablets, at a minimum.


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