Materials Management Technician

Talaris Therapeutics, Inc. (“Talaris”) is a late-clinical stage biotechnology company that is developing transformative cell therapies with the potential to eliminate the burden of chronic immunosuppression for organ transplant recipients as well as induce durable remissions in patients with severe autoimmune and immune-mediated disorders.  Achieving durable, drug-free immune tolerance to a donated organ has been referred to as a “Holy Grail” of organ transplant. In a ground-breaking, phase 2 study conducted between 2009 – 2016, our lead therapy, FCR001, enabled 70% of living donor kidney transplant recipients to be weaned off all immunosuppression within 12 months of their kidney transplant, without rejecting their donated organ.  The benefits of our therapy have been shown to be extremely durable.  We have followed these patients for an average of over five years since their transplant, and the longest for over ten years, and not a single patient who was tolerized in our phase 2 study has subsequently had to resume immunosuppression.  Since late-2018, Talaris has raised over $190M in private financing from leading life sciences investors and has initiated a Phase 3 registration trial of our therapy in living donor kidney transplant patients. In 2021, the company also plans to initiate Phase 2 trials of FCR001 in scleroderma as well as in patients who have previously received a living donor kidney transplant. Our cell processing facility is based in Louisville, KY, and we have a corporate office in Boston, MA

Job Title:               Materials Management Technician
Schedule:              Full-time, 1st Shift
Location:               Louisville, KY
Reports to:            Supervisor, Materials Management
Direct Reports:      None

Job Description

The Materials Management Technician is responsible for day-to-day operations related to material receipt and disposition to support clinical cell therapy manufacturing in a GMP facility. The primary responsibilities of this role focus on material receipt and disposition, shipping, and kitting activities.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Receive and label incoming materials for clinical and developmental use
  • Move and store cGMP and/ or non-cGMP materials
  • Participate in cycle count process to ensure accuracy and control of inventory volumes
  • Perform electronic and physical inventory transactions for materials
  • Maintain materials management and warehouse areas in accordance with GxP requirements and company SOPs
  • Assist in development and revision of SOPs
  • Participate in problem identification, problem-solving and change initiatives in cooperation with other teams and functions

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Perform additional job-related duties as required


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in a cGMP-environment preferred
  • Strong documentation practices
  • Attention to detail and great decision-making skills highly desired
  • Time management and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility and dedication: Position will require “off-standard hours” and “on-call” hours as related to specific clinical trials, including some nighttime hours during manufacturing; may require overtime

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged period of standing, sitting, and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds at times

 Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Experience with both paper-based and electronic systems
  • Willing to have a flexible schedule when needed
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in area of responsibility


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off 25 days
  • Stock Options
  • 401k
  • Employer paid short and long term disability

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Talaris is fully committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Talaris to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, military status, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other protected status.