Gene Therapy Nurse

Bluebird Bio, UK

integrated product platforms with broad therapeutic potential

About the role:

  • Work with the Director, Apheresis Operations, or designee, to oversee the administrative and operational aspects of apheresis collections and product development.
  • Conduct clinical & commercial site onboarding activities including site training, scheduled apheresis collections, and site monitoring functions.
  • Partner with quality during the quality audit to perform routine technical assessments at the clinical and/or commercial sites.
  • Provide apheresis expertise to support various internal activities such as regulatory submissions, protocol development, and other quality processes.
  • Partner with clinical, quality, supply chain, and commercial teams to build a sustainable collection network for clinical trials and commercial operations.
  • Work with commercial personnel to promote and coordinate commercial business plan
  • Participate in clinical & commercial site qualification visits for training and method transfer.
  • Work independently to ensure that contracted facility collection functions are current as to equipment, training and technology according to internal procedures and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of procedures related to standard cell procurement and apheresis practices, within Apheresis Operations team.
  • Provide technical feedback and guidance on optimizing collection procedures, or impact of collection procedures on further manufacturing.
  • Work closely with the Supply Chain department to ensure traceability of apheresis product for clinical and commercial manufacturing.

About you: 

  • RN degree/equivalent, with strong of apheresis experience required (5+ years).
  • Experience in Bone Marrow / Stem Cells Transplantation preferred.
  • Fluent English and addition languages would be an advantage. 
  • Willingness to travel, domestically and internationally (~50% of time)
  • Flexibility needed due to collection schedules
  • Ability to work in a team environment, meet deadlines, and prioritize and balance work from multiple individuals
  • Strong verbal and written skills; ability to provide focus and clarity; able to handle confidential information and material appropriately
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem-solving ability
  • Good understanding of applicable regulations and standards (FDA, AABB, FACT JACIE, Good Manufacturing Practices, etc.)


Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself


About Bluebird Bio

About us We are leading the gene therapy revolution. Our integrated product platforms encompass gene therapy, cancer immunotherapy and gene editing – providing us with the potential to treat, and hopefully cure, a broad range of serious diseases. We have a lot of energy, and it’s not just the abundance of coffee that keeps us going. Find out what sparks our excitement and inspires us every day.

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