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Senior Production Technician - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Transplant

Medical College of Wisconsin

Last Updated: 5/04/22

Job Description

We’re looking for those individuals—the creative thinkers and innovation seekers—who are content with nothing short of changing the world. Discover the endless opportunities within the Medical College of Wisconsin and be inspired by the work we can do together to improve health, and make a positive, daily impact in our communities.

In the role of Production Technician Sr. working in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our Production Technician Sr is a quality assurance role supporting Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) operations in the MCW Vector Production Facility. Performs quality assays and compares results to required release criteria to accept or reject clinical grade gene therapy vector manufactured in the facility. Approves regulatory (FDA) submissions. Monitors vector production, evaluates existing processes, and implements improvements. Conducts molecular assays for on-going clinical trials. Supports client pre-clinical data collection. Completes assays for on-going research and development in the lab.


  • Responsible for performing Vector and Cell Product quality analysis and quality control.
  • Prepare reports for FDA submissions.
  • Responsible for Vector and Cell Product in-process monitoring, as well as inventory of necessary raw materials.
  • Initiate, lead, conduct and support product development.
  • Develop and maintain the quality of products and processes, policies, and methods to evaluate and improve the quality of products, materials, components and operations.
  • Monitor and determine process equipment requirements and set-up to ensure equipment is compatible with processes.
  • Support on-going clinical trials with molecular assays.
  • Support client pre-clinical molecular assays.
  • Order facility reagents and equipment in consultation with facility manager.
  • Attend weekly facility meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

Molecular Biology: Molecular assays including qPCR, ELISA, cloning, western and southern blotting, cell culture, and bacterial culture. Monitoring: Monitor performance of organization processes to make improvements or take corrective action. Problem Sensitivity: Identify when things are likely to become an obstacle or interfere with quality control. Critical Thinking: Use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches.

Preferred Schedule:
Full-time role with expectations for coverage during core business hours and flexibility required as necessary to accommodate business needs.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum Required Education: Master’s Degree
  • Minimum Required Experience: No experience required.

  • Preferred Experience: Prior experience in Molecular Biology. Previous experience in a GMP setting or biological/pharma manufacturing is an asset.
  • Field: Microbiology, Virology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or relevant field

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vison, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on things as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

Company Details

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States