The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Cellular Therapeutics Department (CTP) at SCCA is one of the largest cell therapy facilities in the United States and is on the cutting edge of new technologies for cancer therapy, including cell-based immunotherapy. We are committed to advancing treatment options for our patients through the translation of innovative research into clinical practice. We collaborate with our Alliance members (University of Washington, FHCRC and Seattle Children\u2019s Hospital) as well as corporate entities.
CTP is responsible for apheresis, bone marrow harvest and all minimally manipulated therapeutic cell processing occurring at the SCCA for standard practice as well as clinical trials. Processing procedures range from cryopreservation and flow cytometric enumeration of cell proportions to more complex procedures such as cell selection, enrichment, and depletion. The laboratory is regulated by the FDA cGTP/cGMP standards, maintains College of American Pathologists (CAP) certification, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cell Therapy (FACT).
The Quality Assurance Document Control Specialist is an integral member of the CTP team, collaborating across both the Apheresis Group (APH) and Cell Therapy Laboratory (CTL) as well as across organizations within and outside the Alliance. The primary responsibility of this position is to own and operate our department specific document control system. This is a hybrid electronic/manual system exclusive to the SCCA CTP. The position reports to the CTP Regulatory Compliance Manager. Regular interactions with medical, scientific and laboratory staff provide a stimulating and diverse environment.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with initiative, excellent communication and collaboration skills, consummate professionalism and attention to detail. Previous experience with Document Control in medical, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry is preferred. The qualified applicant should be dedicated to serving patients and SCCA\u2019s vision to lead the world in translating scientific discovery into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of cancer. The qualified applicant will be someone who is at ease working either independently or as part of a team.
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.