CCBB MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN-Marcus Center for Cellular Cures - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.


Duke University’s Marcus Center for Cellular Cures (MC3) has a growth opportunity for a motivated individual to fill a CCBB Manufacturing Technician in their Carolina Cord Blood Bank organization. More information is located at the following link:


MC3 Vision: To live in a world where every person has access to high quality and effective cell based therapies

MC3 Mission: Together we design, develop and deliver the highest quality cellular therapies to improve health

Work Schedule: Tuesday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 8:00 pm.


100% Sponsor Funded




The incumbent in this position is responsible for highly complex and specialized manufacturing of cellular products for clinical use. In addition, this individual will be responsible for supporting the daily operation of the CCBB facility to ensure it is in control and in compliance with applicable regulations. The individual filling this position will be an integral member of a team working together to produce the highest quality clinical products for hematopoietic cellular transplantation




Perform duties as dictated by standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the manufacturing of licensed DUCORD product and other hematopoietic cellular products, including but not limited to bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cells for clinical use under cGMP guidelines as directed. Utilize a biological safety cabinet and employ aseptic technique. Operate manual and automatic instrumentation needed for cell manufacturing including but not limited to cell separators, cell counters, centrifuges, incubators, pipettes, and LN2 freezers. Accurately complete batch record documentation, and all appropriate equipment log entries. Participate in Proficiency Testing surveys as applicable. Maintain responsibility and donor confidentiality.

Work with Lab Manager, other CCBB Manufacturing Technicians, and Quality Systems Unit to ensure the facility is in compliance for governing regulations. Maintain orderly lab spaces. Participate in lab inspections and work with inspectors as needed. Record and inform of any insufficient inventory of supplies and reagents; clean and maintain laboratory equipment in good working order.


Use knowledge of laboratory safety and infection control procedures and practices to safely perform required work including universal precautions and hazardous chemical handling.

Use dexterity, knowledge, and ability to complete assigned laboratory tasks and skills, with attention to detail and compliance with all appropriate laboratory regulatory and safety requirements.


Ability to work and maintain strong relationships with the department manager, members of the CCBB team and other departmental staff. Attend routine laboratory and departmental meetings.


Ability to read and understand Standard Operating Procedures. Complete assigned training and required competency and proficiency assessments. Complete required continuing education hours.


Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Preferred Skills:

Good communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of team. Communicate and interact in a professional and courteous manner with co-workers, and others. Must be team oriented and able to work in a highly collaborative work environment to complete complex tasks. Must be able to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities and have ability to quickly learn new skills and concepts.



Minimum Qualifications




Work generally requires a bachelor degree in science, engineering, or related field.




None required above education/training requirement.


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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