Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) is a leading healthcare organization that unites the doctors from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children's to form a world-class treatment center that provides advanced therapies and clinical studies for cancers and other blood disorders.
The Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL) at SCCA is responsible for all cell therapy-based procedures occurring at the SCCA. These range from standard cryopreservations to complex processing such as cell selections, enrichments, and depletions. The laboratory is regulated by the FDA, cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains CAP certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
Position Title: Manager, Cellular Therapy Laboratory
Reports to: Associate Director, Cellular Therapeutics
Directly supervises: Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor, and Senior Technologists (5 FTE)
Management and Additional (Indirect) Supervision of: Approximately 20 staff, including technologists and coordinators.
Essential Position Purpose:
The CTL Manager is a key position, responsible for the overall management of the SCCA CTL. The position reports to the Associate Director of Cellular Therapeutics (CTP). Regular interactions with medical, scientific, quality and other administrative staff in multiple departments and organizations within the Alliance as well as external collaborators provides a stimulating and diverse environment.
The nature of this work is challenging and we are seeking a highly motivated individual with initiative, subject matter expertise, management, mentoring, leadership, team-building and team work experience. The work requires mature judgment, decision-making capability and outstanding communication skills. Effective cross-functional collaboration with other departments at the SCCA, FHCRC and with external organizations is necessary to the position. This includes being comfortable and conversant with clinical issues: able to interact with clinical peers/counterparts. Overseeing the development of formal training programs that focus on cellular processing and administrative standards are required. This position also requires the capability to provide leadership on a global level within the SCCA and our partner organizations as well as at the detailed level in the daily management of operations within the CTL. Change management and strategic planning experience are required in this position.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before ...that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.