Laboratory Production Technician – Cancer Vaccines
About Torigen Pharmaceuticals
Torigen is a private equity funded company delivering accessible and affordable companion animal immuno-oncology products for pets. Our initial patented product line utilizes a small portion of an animal’s tumor to create a personalized cancer vaccine. With over 10 years of supporting pre-clinical research, Torigen is committed to developing innovative veterinary cancer treatments.
We are in search of a Lab Production Technician to support the production of our proprietary cancer vaccines and help deliver the next standard of care in the veterinary immuno-oncology market.
You will be operating under 9-CFR quality standards and managing all aspects of vaccine production, from the receipt of the patient sample, to the vaccine production, to ensuring timely delivery of the completed vaccine to the referring veterinarian. Veterinarian support is a top priority at Torigen, and this role will require you to develop close relationships with surgical, primary care, and oncology veterinarian customers.
The successful candidate will initially report to the CEO.
As a Laboratory Production Technician, you will be responsible for performing laboratory
vaccine processing, quality control testing, technical service work (as required), interpretation
of data, preparation of reports, and some data entry
Facilitate orders for laboratory supplies in accordance with inventory management
Manage and track materials throughout the vaccine processing cycle
Closely collaborate with internal research team and other key U.S. stakeholders to ensure
accurate clinical data flows to and from our clinical reporting database.
Perform all activities in accordance with USDA 9CFR guidelines and other applicable
regulations, guidelines, and best practices
Receive and process inbound shipments
Manage ingredient orders, expiration and shelf life studies
Safe handling and disposal of chemicals and hazardous materials
Performs glass wash duties
Maintains and checks eye wash stations
Database upkeep and patient follow-up
Performs preventative maintenance tasks for equipment
Serve as laboratory safety officer
Provides exemplary customer service to veterinarian customers
Passion for improving the lives of companion animals
Bachelor of Science degree
2+ years of laboratory technician experience
Experience in one or more of the following: Immunology, cancer biology, microbiology, cell
counting, spectrophotometry, pathology'
Must be well organized, capture work details and learning and highlight any unexpected
learning lab techniques
Exposure to 9 CFR quality standards
Experience with safe laboratory practices
Experience with good manufacturing procedures
Veterinary industry experience a plus
Adept with Microsoft programs, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
About the department
The position is based out of UCONN Health located in Farmington, CT.
Base salary, performance bonus, plus stock options
Qualified candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Candidates should live in or be willing to relocate to the Farmington, CT area.