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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Specialty Lab Technologist

  • Job ID: 602006899
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: ONC00-UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Department: IML University HF
  • Location: 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.60 to $36.02 / hour


UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring a full-time Specialty Lab Technologist for IMCPL (Immunologic Monitoring and Cellular Products Laboratory). The mission of Hillman Cancer Center IMCPL is to deliver high quality and safe translation of cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs into cellular therapies for improving cancer care and human health.

The Specialty Laboratory Technologist will provide authority, responsibility and accountability for the accurate performance of laboratory testing and processing of an advanced nature. These assays and processes are used in the manufacture of cellular therapy products intended to treat patients. This individual will be expected to apply competent technical knowledge to achieve high quality cellular products using highly sophisticated techniques and advanced instrumentation. This position is the first step in the Laboratory career ladder with UPMC - Apply today!


  • Perform all responsibilities according to the philosophy of the UPMC Health System such that the needs of our customers are fulfilled.
  • Interact with all laboratory customers courteously and professionally.
  • Adhere to established laboratory and hospital policies in areas of procedures, protocols, methods, quality control, quality assurance, safety, compliance and personnel policies.
  • Collect background information for testing/experiments/production; initiate paperwork, perform test set-up; work area, and equipment.
  • Calculate and analyze assay/test results and quality control information. Investigate abnormal results according to established protocols.
  • Maintain detailed laboratory documentation of all assays and processes performed as per GDP (good documentation practices) guidelines.
  • Implement all quality controls to ensure assay and process validity; adhere to departmental safety standards in responsibly handling, processing and testing specimens and materials.
  • Use reagents and supplies in a cost-effective manner; monitor and maintain an appropriate supply inventory.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, and instruments and their interrelationships.
  • Participate in the execution of assigned projects.
  • Participate in laboratory competency assessments and proficiencies as required.
  • Enter accurate demographic and processing information into designated database system.
  • Perform specialized tasks which may include cellular product manufacture, tissue processing, cell culture maintenance, leukapheresis processing, blood processing and cryopreservation, in-process testing (ELISA, flow cytometry, cell sorting, viral titer, cytokine production, mycoplasma and endotoxin testing) and immune monitoring.
  • Follow cGMP (current good manufacturing practices) guidelines in the production of cellular products.



  • BS degree in a relevant scientific field required
  • Ability to use independent judgement to problem solve
  • Experience in cell culture and sterile technique preferred
  • Experience in tissue processing a plus
  • Experience performing complex assays a plus

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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