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Associate or Full Professor, Division of Regenerative Medicine

Recruitment Period
Open date: July 7th, 2021
Next review date: Sunday, August 8th, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, July 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Medicine (http://med.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is currently recruiting outstanding faculty for tenured and non-tenured positions in the Division of Regenerative Medicine.

The Division of Regenerative Medicine, in cooperation with the UC San Diego Health System, the School of Medicine, and the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, seeks faculty applicants to join a highly interdisciplinary effort dedicated to advancing stem cell research from bench to bedside.

UC San Diego seeks candidates who will establish, independent and vigorous extramurally-funded research programs and a willingness to participate in university service, graduate and undergraduate teaching. Faculty are sought to conduct strongly interdisciplinary research with clinical applicability in stem cell science and medicine.

The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Series will include Ladder Rank, In-Residence with secured extramural funding and Clinical X, HS Clinical and Adjunct.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf
In-Residence Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf
Clinical X Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-275.pdf
HS Clinical Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-278.pdf
Adjunct Professor – see: http://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-280.pdf

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

Department: http://med.ucsd.edu

Job Location
La Jolla, CA

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD in related areas, an MD or MD/PhD. Candidates with an MD must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/ permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Candidates must have a track record of publications in internationally recognized journals and have established, independent and vigorous extramurally-funded research programs in regenerative medicine, biomedical or biotechnologies, development of new drugs, cellular therapeutics, and/or in clinical translation of stem cells. Candidates must also have innovative approaches and expertise in more than one discipline.

Application Requirements 

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/background_check/) for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02787

Help contact: mghani@ucsd.edu

 

Assistant Professor, Division of Regenerative Medicine

Recruitment Period
Open date: July 7th, 2021
Next review date: Sunday, August 8th, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, July 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The Department of Medicine (http://med.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is currently recruiting outstanding faculty for tenured and non-tenured positions in the Division of Regenerative Medicine.

The Division of Regenerative Medicine, in cooperation with the UC San Diego Health System, the School of Medicine, and the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, seeks faculty applicants to join a highly interdisciplinary effort dedicated to advancing stem cell research from bench to bedside.

UC San Diego seeks candidates who will establish, independent and vigorous extramurally-funded research programs and a willingness to participate in university service, graduate and undergraduate teaching. Faculty are sought to conduct strongly interdisciplinary research with clinical applicability in stem cell science and medicine.

The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Series will include Ladder Rank, In-Residence with secured extramural funding and Clinical X, HS Clinical and Adjunct.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf
In-Residence Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf
Clinical X Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-275.pdf
HS Clinical Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-278.pdf
Adjunct Professor – see: http://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-280.pdf

As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD in related areas, an MD or MD/PhD. Candidates with an MD must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/ permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Candidates must have a track record of publications in internationally recognized journals and have established, independent and vigorous extramurally-funded research programs in regenerative medicine, biomedical or biotechnologies, development of new drugs, cellular therapeutics, and/or in clinical translation of stem cells. Candidates must also have innovative approaches and expertise in more than one discipline.

Application Requirements 

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/background_check/) for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02793

Help contact: mghani@ucsd.edu

 

Scientific Writer and Program Manager, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center

Recruitment period

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/05/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/14/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/14/2021

Description

In 2013, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center (Sanford Center) at UC San Diego. This gift established the Sanford Center, a $286 M program to accelerate development of drugs and cell therapies inspired by and derived from current human stem cell research. These advancements establish, promote and disseminate clinical trials and patient therapies that will help more quickly transform promise into reality.

Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center (Sanford Center) is among the University’s most highly visible and top priority interdisciplinary and multi-institutional programs. Sanford Center provides essential physical and human resources needed to leverage stem cell research currently being conducted at UC San Diego. Due to the complexity of regenerative medicine projects and substantial institutional investment, on a daily basis Sanford Center personnel works with a large variety of departments in Health Sciences, Health System, and the school of engineering.

As part of UC San Diego Health, Sanford Center motivates University-wide change and sustainability, focusing on creating the structure under which various innovative regenerative medicine units and initiatives are developed. Sanford Center has led several successful and highly visible interdisciplinary faculty recruitments, committing to over $48M towards faculty start-up, retention, and research funds for over 25 faculty members. Sanford Center also played a pivotal role in securing over $77M of grants from California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), awarded respectively to dept. of Bioengineering, Pediatrics, Cellular & Molecular Medicine, Medicine, Neurosciences, and Sanford Center.

Sanford Center integrates its clinical operations at two UC San Diego medical centers - Jacobs Medical Center (JMC) and the Koman Outpatient Pavilion (KOP) - encompassing 12 inpatient beds and outpatient exam rooms. We have contributed $12.5M towards the capital construction of JMC and KOP. Sanford Center is also a significant contributor ($3M) to the expansion and operations of UC San Diego’s GMP facility - Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory (ACTL), located at 10300 Campus Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92121. The ACTL consists of two ISO 7 clean rooms and a laboratory, occupying 1675 sqft. In addition, through its basic science arm - UCSD Stem Cell Program - Sanford Center provides needed resources and coordination to research conducted at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine - an innovative "collaboratory" of San Diego scientists from five major stem cell research institutions: UC San Diego, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Scripps Research, and La Jolla Institute for Immunology.

The Scientific Writer and Grant Manager assists Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center's supported faculty and staff leaders in developing and managing communications, including research and distribution of information. The position provides scientific writing and editorial support for Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center's supported faculty and staff leaders, and in collaboration with Sanford Center's Communications Coordinator, to help advance strategic research efforts. This position is afforded significant latitude for complex research projects, decision-making and independent judgment. In consultation with Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center's supported faculty and staff leaders, analyze data and contribute content for the preparation of manuscripts for publication. Draft/edit scientific abstracts. Responsible for writing proposals for funding from a wide variety of sponsors, including updates and progress reports. Manage all administrative aspects of manuscript submission and grant proposal processing. Review and edit manuscripts & proposals for accuracy.

The incumbent will develop, oversee, and manage the submission of collaborative science grant proposals and progress reports for grant continuation and new funding applications of diverse scope. The incumbent will provide both pre-award and post-award support; reviewing requests for proposals, program announcements, manuscripts, publications and journals, and award document terms and conditions to ensure compliance and alignment. Knowledge of biological sciences will be applied to translate medical, scientific, and technical language into easily understood concepts.

Using extensive data analysis, interpretation, and presentation skills the incumbent will provide feedback on the most effective ways to display data and supporting graphics for grant documentation. Program management will include collecting and maintaining required records for grant-supported programs/centers and performance metrics to evaluate and measure productivity/success. The incumbent will work collaboratively, actively cooperating, and supporting the grant development team and research investigators to ensure timely submissions of successful funding applications; thereby, performing as an integral member of a team that guarantees Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center's mission.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Nine years of related experience, education/training, OR an advanced degree in related area plus three years of related experience/training

  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research required. Advanced theoretical knowledge in a biological science, plus experience in research grants and protocol development or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. In-depth experience writing about science for both technical reviewers and the public as well as writing science proposals for government agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • Experience working in a scientific research environment. Understanding of the role of research and grant funding in a major research university.

  • Proven ability to write and submit successful grant applications, particularly large collaborative science grants.

  • Proven program planning and management of projects. Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects.Ability to complete work and meet established deadlines in an accurate and timely manner, and to manage short and competing deadlines.

  • Experience with planning and leadership of operational and research/development initiatives. Demonstrated management skills with the ability to maintain focus and to operate in an organized and effective manner in an environment that may have rapidly shifting demands and priorities.

  • Strong ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Advanced skills analyzing and presenting data.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail to ensure proper and consistent editorial formatting of large grant submissions.

  • Demonstrated experience in scientific writing.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with grant management tracking systems and databases, experience utilizing web portals for grant submission to various agencies.

  • Knowledge of UC policies and procedures relating to research, and research facilities, as well as knowledge of campus structure, research programs, databases, and systems.

  • Experience in stem cell-related scientific writing.

Special Conditions

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

 

Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

 

UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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Research Administration Financial Analyst/Fund Manager, Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center

Recruitment Period

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/03/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/12/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Filing Deadline: Mon 8/30/2021

Description

In 2013, businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford committed $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center (Sanford Center) at UC San Diego. This gift established the Sanford Center, a $286 M program to accelerate development of drugs and cell therapies inspired by and derived from current human stem cell research. These advancements establish, promote and disseminate clinical trials and patient therapies that will help more quickly transform promise into reality.

Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center (Sanford Center) is among the University’s most highly visible and top priority interdisciplinary and multi-institutional programs. Sanford Center provides essential physical and human resources needed to leverage stem cell research currently being conducted at UC San Diego. Due to the complexity of regenerative medicine projects and substantial institutional investment, on a daily basis Sanford Center personnel works with a large variety of departments in Health Sciences, Health System, and the school of engineering.

Sanford Center integrates its clinical operations at two UC San Diego medical centers - Jacobs Medical Center (JMC) and the Koman Outpatient Pavilion (KOP) - encompassing 12 inpatient beds and outpatient exam rooms. We have contributed $12.5M towards the capital construction of JMC and KOP. Sanford Center is also a significant contributor ($3M) to the expansion and operations of UC San Diego’s GMP facility – Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory (ACTL), located at 10300 Campus Point Dr, San Diego, CA 92121. The ACTL consists of two ISO 7 clean rooms and a laboratory, occupying 1675 sqft. In addition, through its basic science arm – UCSD Stem Cell Program - Sanford Center provides needed resources and coordination to research conducted at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine – an innovative “collaboratory” of San Diego scientists from five major stem cell research institutions: UC San Diego, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Scripps Research Institute, and La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology.

Under general supervision of the Business Operations Manager, this position plays a vital role in the business operations team. The incumbent is responsible for pre- and post- award activities associated with federal, state, private and other agencies. Will ensure compliance with University and governmental rules, regulations and policies. Works with faculty and related academic administrators in the submission of grant applications and other research funding which require analysis and review. Has mutual respect for the roles everyone plays in the mission and understands that often the role will be the only and primary business-oriented resource in the lab.

Acts as liaison with OCGA, OPAFS, Office of Innovation and Commercialization, General Accounting, OGSR and other central academic personnel in the administration of contracts and grants. Provides fiscal advice, assistance and guidance to faculty and department support staff. All of the above duties are performed in a very collaborative environment with academic departments and ORUs across Health Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two years of related experience/training.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and prepare budgets, to identify spending patterns and project future expenditures. Skill in projecting salary, benefit and indirect costs, with knowledge of payroll and personnel regulations impacting such costs.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, local, sponsor and institutional regulations, policies, and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret complex general policy guidelines, making independent decisions and initiating action. Familiarity with NIH grant application processes.

  • Knowledge of applicable compliance requirements related to use of human or animal subjects in research, financial conflict of interest, biosafety, etc.

  • Ability to manage a high volume of transactions. Ability to thrive in a busy, high-volume, and deadline driven work environment that requires coordination of multiple activities and the judgment and flexibility to reprioritize to accommodate various requests.

  • Ability to perform moderately complex financial analysis and customized reporting. Demonstrated and/or ability to quickly comprehend GAAP, and financial planning and analysis.

  • Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting, fiscal and reporting principles.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting principles, business math and bookkeeping for budget planning and cost analysis. Experience with reconciling discrepancies and audit procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of University policies and procedures relating to contract and grants, and accounting.

  • Demonstrated experience in contract and grant proposal formats, preparation, submission and administration, as well as federal, state and private granting agency regulations.

  • Experience with Oracle, Kuali and/or UCPath.

  • Familiarity with the grant submission process to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine(CIRM).

Special Conditions

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check. Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.

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Laboratory Technician Supv., Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

Recruitment Period

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/04/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/14/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Filling Deadline: Thu 10/14/2021

Description

The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel. The Advanced Cell Therapy lab (ACTL) is a state of the art Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) manufacturing facility whose highly skilled team will support UC and local investigators transition novel therapies through the Investigational New Drug (IND) and Phase I/II clinical trials.

Under direction, Laboratory Technician Supv. will work with Advanced Cellular Therapy Laboratory (ACTL) Director for daily operation and supervision of the ACTL. Laboratory Technician Supv. will be responsible for all key activities related to the manufacture, testing, and storage of GMP products. Laboratory Technician Supv. will ensure departmental compliance with related policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines. Laboratory Technician Supv. will also participate in budget planning and operating within fiscal guidelines. Laboratory Technician Supv. will contribute to evaluation and purchasing recommendations of laboratory equipment.

Laboratory Technician Supv. will work with ACTL Director to develop and maintain staffing plans in accordance with operational demand. Laboratory Technician Supv. will be responsible for screening, interviewing, and hiring new employees as well as preparing and conducting annual performance appraisals. Laboratory Technician Supv. will be responsible for staff competencies, goal setting, mentoring and training. This position will also perform disciplinary action, up to dismissal, in consultation with ACTL Director and Human Resources. Incumbent acts as resource to clinical and administrative staff as needed and will perform other related functions as required. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet the goals. Oversees the activities and staff of a laboratory including the supervision of all levels of research / instructional associates and laboratory support staff. Typically works in a large or multi-facility laboratory (ies). Supervises the development and execution of major or multi-disciplinary research projects or instructional

Minimum Qualifications

  • Nine (9) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus four (4) years of related experience/training.

  • Focus of knowledge and skills dependent on area of specialty (laboratory research or instructional / experimental design).

  • Advanced and highly specific knowledge and expertise associated with conducting and reporting on scientific research experiments and findings.

  • Experience in cellular therapy or equivalent laboratory experience in acGMP facility. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide variety of cellular therapy laboratory techniques, including cell culture, fill and finish operations, flow cytometry, etc.

  • Advanced knowledge of a wide variety of specialized laboratory equipment.

  • Solid leadership skills associated with planning work assignments, establishing priorities, scheduling instructional space, and ensuring completion of multiple projects. Provide consistent and effective technical supervision to the ACTL with regards to maintaining compliance with CGMP guidelines

  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff.

  • Solid knowledge of data acquisition and analysis techniques.

  • Advanced knowledge of research discipline or instructional design to collaborate effectively with faculty and function as a resource to research and instructional associates.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to effectively supervise all levels of staff. Strong ability to train and educate ACTL staff, and others as required, to execute cell therapy processes.

  • Strong abilities to conduct and report on scientific experiments and findings.

  • Advanced knowledge of necessary lab safety procedures and requirements, as well as chemical disposal guidelines.

  • Strong familiarity with cGCP, cGMP and cGLP guidelines and conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • supervising staff or students in an academic or research setting.

  • Advanced degree (Master's, PhD, etc.)

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn and keep updated on UCSD policies and procedures.

Special Conditions

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

 Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

 UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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Manufacturing Manager, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

Recruitment Period

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/04/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/14/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Filing Deadline: Thu 10/14/2021

Description

The Department of Medicine (DOM) is the largest department within the UCSD School of Medicine and is responsible for fulfilling the teaching, research, and clinical missions of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The department employs approximately 500 salaried faculty, 168 academic appointees, 331 residents, fellow and postdocs and 479 staff personnel.

The Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory (ACTL) is a state of the art current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) manufacturing facility whose highly skilled team will support UC and local investigators transition novel therapies through the Investigational New Drug (IND) and Phase I/II clinical trials.

The Manufacturing Manager for the UC San Diego Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory (ACTL) oversees the manufacture, testing, and storing of cGMP cell therapy products and ensures compliance with related policies, procedures, and regulatory guidelines. They anticipate risk and build contingencies to help mitigate impact. They lead the manufacturing team readiness efforts to meet clinical supply needs and provide review and approval of manufacturing batch records and other associated documentation. They also steer quality investigations and develop and implement agreed upon corrective and preventive actions.

Working collaboratively with the drug product sponsor, the Manufacturing Manager leads technology transfer for product manufacture and characterization and as such directs the Process Development group to onboard and implement new processes. They must assess and prioritize projects to align with the broader departmental and organizational strategy and ensure the necessary resources are in place and optimally allocated to achieve results.

The Manufacturing Manager builds and develops a diverse and robust team in an environment that fosters accountability, innovation, continuous improvement, learning and knowledge-sharing.

This position also acts as a resource to clinical staff and investigators as needed and may perform other related functions as required.

Provides supervision and guidance to research staff. Oversees program administration, program development, and research activities. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Recommends changes to department policies and practices. Identifies risks and responds accordingly. Providespriority setting and work flow analysis.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Ten (10) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus six (6) years of related experience/training.

    • Academic background and experience in relevant area of research and product manufacturing. Six (6) years of related cellular therapy or equivalent laboratory experience in a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility. Strong theoretical knowledge of a biological science to include cell therapy.

    • Experience supervising staff or students in an academic or research setting. Strong supervisory skills. Provides consistent, effective technical supervision/leadership to the ACTL. Strong ability to train and educate ACTL staff and others as required to learn cell therapy processes.

    • Strong leadership skills including effective communication, negotiation, coaching, and conflict resolution. Ability to exercise good judgment, tact, diplomacy, and discretion in handling a variety of complex and highly confidential matters.

    • Proven familiarity with cGCP, cGMP and cGLP guidelines and conditions.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of a wide ­variety of cellular therapy laboratory techniques, including cell culture, flow cytometry, etc.

    • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses. Experience and ability to compile and analyze complex information, policies, procedures and to formulate logical objective conclusions and recommendations and to develop and implement effective solutions.

    • Advanced oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of program development as well as grant proposal development and administration.

    • Knowledge of human resources management practices and policies.

    • Knowledge of financial principles and budget practices.

    • Knowledge university, state, and federal policies that influence higher education. Strong understanding of cGMP and cGLP guidelines as well as demonstrated strong knowledge of The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn and keep updated on UCSD policies and procedures.

Special Conditions

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have the ability to travel to offsite collaborator and vendor locations.
  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).


UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

 Applications/Resumes are accepted for current job openings only. For full consideration on any job, applications must be received prior to the initial closing date. If a job has an extended deadline, applications/resumes will be considered during the extension period; however, a job may be filled before the extended date is reached.

 UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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