Looking to Grow with a Company? Cell Processing Associate Miami, FL · Full time

This is a temporary role that could convert to full time employment at the end of 90 days. A Cell Processing Associate assists in the performance of primary peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) isolation from patient samples, as part of screening efforts for various customers. This position will help contribute to PBMC isolation process improvement, to drive efficiency in the documentation and production process. This role will support Process Development (PD) team efforts, and interact cross-functionally with teams that include, but are not limited to Business Development and Quality Assurance, to ensure company milestones are met. This position will ensure that products are processed under GLP practices, with appropriate documentation in place, it will also interact with external customers for which samples are processed, assuring that such communication is clear and disseminated in time, and processed samples are shipped back to customer, according to customer timeline.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions:


·       Routinely assist in the performance of PBMC isolation whole blood samples sent to OrganaBio for processing. 

·       Contribute to completing all the applicable paperwork provided by individual customers and developing adequate documentation for customers where such documentation is missing.

·       Effectively communicate with customer for which samples are processed.

·       Follow established PBMC isolation methods.

·       Understand and interpret research protocols, established scope of work (SOW) documents and applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Participate in the development of new/revision of existing documents.

·       Record laboratory data in the applicable data management system(s) and paper-based document systems and contribute to technical customer-centered reports. 

·       Communicate with cross-functional teams to include Quality Assurance and Business development, as needed.   

·       Provide regular production status updates to PD & BD team leadership / project management teams. 

·       Support daily laboratory operations, including cleaning, maintenance, ordering, and inventory management 

·       Assist with kitting for routine GMP & RUO manufacturing activities

·       Contribute to the development of new, custom, and/or existing products according to established Project timelines


Non-Essential Functions:


·       Assure there is sufficient materials and supplies inventory for scheduling product processing.

·       Assist with equipment maintenance and preventative maintenance routines when it becomes necessary. 

·       Participate in mandatory training activities and maintain an acceptable level of knowledge and competency required to perform essential functions listed above. Have all training activities documented, as required by applicable regulations and standards, in timely manner.

·       Other duties as assigned 





·       Excellent oral and written communication skills

·       Attention to detail and careful record-keeping

·       Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects

·       Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 

·       Productive, solution-oriented work ethic 

·       Flexible Mindset -

·       Maintain honesty, integrity, and an excellent work ethic

·       Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and listening skills.



Education: Bachelor or Associate Degree in Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.



Experience: 1-2 years of experience in laboratory work, basic laboratory techniques, aseptic technique and final fill and finish.


Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office products.



Certificates & Licenses: NA, Lab Technologist license is an asset


Other Requirements:

·       Familiarity with aseptic technique and PBMC isolation 

·       Foundational knowledge of GLP, GMP, and GDP regulations.

·       Knowledge of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the handling of potentially infectious materials, sharps, and biomedical waste.

·       Familiarity with basic lab skills (e.g. pipetting), aseptic technique, mammalian cell culture, and cell isolation techniques.

·       Familiarity with environmental monitoring and clean room gowning is preferred.

·       Ability to quantify experimental results and present to the team

·       Ability to work flexible hours to meet business and/or customer needs

·       Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

OrganaBio is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. OrganaBio prohibits any form of unlawful harassment or discrimination against applicants for employment or employees on the basis of any legally protected status entitled to protection under federal, state, or local law.

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION FOR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS OrganaBio is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to enable applicants with disabilities to have equal opportunity to search for a job opening or apply for a position. Any applicant requiring assistance with our career opportunities website or who needs accommodation due to a disability, should send an e-mail to [email protected]. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We may only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.

Applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time. OrganaBio is an E-Verify employer.


$28 - $32 per hour