Quality Control Technologist II

Louisville, KY
May 29, 2021
Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Job Title: QC Technologist II

Schedule: Full-time

Location: Louisville, KY

Classification: Salaried

Reports to: Quality Control Supervisor

Direct Reports:N/A

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for day-to-day Quality Control and Analytics related to the conduct of Clinical Phase I, II, and III trials in cell therapy. This includes performing analytical testing under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) production of a cell therapy product, immunologic monitoring of test samples, research and development. The primary responsibilities of this role focus on manufacturing; secondary responsibilities may include clinical research and development and programmatic organization activities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform analytic tests including flow cytometry, endotoxin, sterility and cell counts, CFC and other assays related to the quality control of a cell therapy product in accordance with Batch Production Records and approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and adhering to the applicable regulations and standards, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Good Tissue Practice (GTP), and American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) standards
  • Participate in clinical research and development
  • Conduct data analysis and prepare reports, working under general supervision
  • Participate in programmatic organization activities such as equipment maintenance, inventory management, ordering of supplies, preparation of SOPs and facility monitoring and maintenance
  • Participate in training professionals or graduate students in laboratory procedures and approved SOPs
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field of Science
  • 3-5 years of relevant laboratory experience
  • 2-3 years of experience with flow cytometry
  • Experience in cell culturing, cell processing, blood banking, or transfusion service preferred
  • General understanding of hematology and immunology concepts
  • Please note: an equivalent combination of education, training, and/ or professional experience may be considered in substitute for requirements listed

Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities.

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off 25 days
  • Stock Options
  • 401k

Talaris Therapeutics, Inc. (“Talaris”) is a late-clinical stage, publicly traded (Nasdaq Global Market: TALS), biotechnology company that is developing an innovative method of allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that we believe has the potential to transform the standard of care in sold organ transplantation, certain severe autoimmune diseases, and certain severe non-malignant immune and metabolic disorders. In a ground-breaking, phase 2 study, our lead therapy, FCR001, enabled 70% of living donor kidney transplant recipients to be weaned off all immunosuppression within 12 months of their kidney transplant without rejecting their donated organ. We have followed these patients for an average of over six years since their transplant, and not a single patient who was tolerized in our phase 2 study has subsequently had to resume immunosuppression. We are currently enrolling patients in FREEDOM-1, a randomized, controlled, open-label Phase 3 registration trial in the United States of FCR001 in 120 adult living donor kidney transplant (LDKT) recipients, and in the second half of 2021 we will be initiating FREEDOM-2, in which we will evaluate the potential of FCR001 to induce durable immune tolerance in patients who have previously received a kidney from a living donor, as well as FREEDOM-3 in which we will evaluate the safety and efficacy of FCR001 in adults with a severe form of scleroderma, a debilitating autoimmune disease. We currently have approximately 100 employees and have a corporate office in Boston, MA in addition to our cell processing facility in Louisville, KY.