Apheresis Collection Manager

Req ID #:  215547

Northridge, CA, US, 91325

For over 40 years, Charles River Cell Solutions has worked to making a positive impact on the world by providing the highest quality cellular material and services to biotech and pharmaceutical companies and research organizations that are performing innovative research and developing novel cell-based therapies.

We recognize that our success depends on the vision and passion of our employees; that is why we are devoted to making Cell Solutions a rewarding and valuable place to work. We believe in making a difference, and at Cell Solutions, you will make a difference every day.

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.  

Job Summary

The Apheresis Collections Manager works under the supervision of the Associate Director, Donor Room Operations as the lead RN and supervisor of the apheresis donor room staff.  Responsible for the training and scheduling of donor room staff to perform complex and extended specialized whole blood and apheresis blood component collections required to provide requested human-derived biological materials to customers in accordance with standard operating procedures and/or Institutional Review Board approved research protocols. Also performs these procedures as a member of donor room staff. The Apheresis Collection Manager participates in CAPA development and execution for the donor room.  Also serves as donor room lead for management of donor room medical supplies inventory, working in coordination with local site facilities lead and procurement department.


Essential Responsibilities:
•    Responsible for day-to-day supervision of donor room staff including Registered Nurses and apheresis techs/ phlebotomists.
•    Works with executive management and local site management at the site to identify and fulfill donor room staffing and subject recruitment needs to perform research studies in accordance with protocol requirements.
•    Schedules donor room staff and coordinates with donor recruitment staff on scheduling of donors for prescreening activities and product collection schedules.
•    Serves as a resource to donor room staff related to technical aspects of blood product collection and compliance with protocols. 
•    Performs training or arranges for training of staff as needed.
•    Performs screening of potential donors to determine eligibility for participation in biorepository protocols as an active part of the donor room team.
•    Monitors donors during participation in study to assure continued eligibility to participate. Performs documentation as required by individual research protocols related to blood product collection procedure and associated testing.
•    Performs whole blood collections from normal healthy donors and donors with active medical disorders using standard and specialty blood bags to obtain products requested by the customers. 
•    Performs apheresis product collections from normal healthy subjects, donors who may have been pre-treated with medications to assist collection of the product (mobilization program), and donors with active medical disorders using TerumoBCT Optia apheresis platform. 
•    Oversee Bone Marrow product collections from normal healthy donors and donors with active medical disorders using standard and specialty blood bags to obtain products requested by the customers. 
•    Monitors donors during blood product collections and provides care as needed, handles adverse reactions as needed, tends to hygiene needs associated with prolonged blood product collections, instructs on post donation care. 
•    Able to perform CPR and familiar with complications associated with apheresis procedures.
•    Responsible for maintaining pharmaceutical inventory of GCSF and plerixafor.
•    Responsible for giving injections of G-CSF, plerixafor, or combination of both underneath supervision of Medical Director when required for donors who are participating in mobilization protocol.  Injection series normally also include evenings and weekend days to complete injection series. Lead RN will work with donor room staff to establish injection schedule coverage.

Job Qualifications

•    Highly experienced RN with valid state nursing license.
•    Five years’ blood collection or transfusion service experience preferred.
•    Previous lead or supervisory experience desired.
•    Experience with apheresis collection procedures using varied equipment is a plus.
•    Familiar with current regulatory requirements and blood banking and HCT/P regulations and standards.
•    Prior experience with research studies involving human subjects is preferred.
•    High level of technical expertise with blood product collection is ideal.
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

The pay range for this position is $115,900-156,800. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 


About Charles River Cell Solutions

Charles River Cell Solutions is a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cell and gene therapy development. Cell Solution’s vertically integrated solutions support preclinical research, clinical studies from phases 1 to 3, and commercialization with high-quality RUO and GMP-compliant starting material and apheresis collections. 

In January 2020, HemaCare was acquired by Charles River Laboratories, an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Combined with Charles River’s integrated, early-stage portfolio of discovery, safety assessment, and manufacturing support services, the acquisition creates a unique, comprehensive solution for researchers and cell therapy developers and manufacturers worldwide to help accelerate their critical programs from basic research and proof-of-concept to regulatory approval and commercialization. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs and enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. We work closely with our clients throughout the clinical process to maximize success and drive positive clinical outcomes. 

Together, with over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies, and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 

At Cell Solutions, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We have proudly supported the development of 100% of the current commercially available FDA-approved immunocellular therapies. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class portfolio of high quality, customizable human cellular material and services to support drug discovery, scientific research, and cell therapy. This resonates from our employees and impacts our customers because we know that every day is an opportunity to advance discoveries and make a difference in someone’s life. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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