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Deputy Technical Director

An opportunity to play a key role in enhancing the safety and efficiency of transplantation and transfusion by joining the dynamic ICCBBA team to help guide the maintenance and future development of the ISBT 128 Standard, including emerging standards on electronic data transfer has opened.  


After almost 30 years and with facilities in 80 countries registered to use the ISBT 128 Standard, ICCBBA helps ensure that critical data is transmitted consistently and accurately. To build on this success, ICCBBA is recruiting a Deputy Technical Director to work closely with the Technical Director to oversee the development and maintenance of the ISBT 128 Standard ensuring that we meet today’s and tomorrow’s traceability, labeling, and coding needs for Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO). 

ICCBBA collaborates with GS1, HL7/FHIR, the Standards Coordinating Body, GMDNA, the European Commission, and WHO and is actively seeking interactions with other Standards Developing Organizations. Implementation of ISBT 128 is a regulatory requirement in several countries in Europe and elsewhere while international accreditation organizations mandate its implementation. 

ICCBBA’s areas of work include but are not limited to:

  • Harmonizing global terminology for medical products of human origin. 

  • Updating current ISBT 128 traceability standards to meet today’s needs. 

  • Drafting new standards as identification and traceability needs move beyond the label to electronic data transfer. 

  • Assessing and responding to coding and identification needs in emerging MPHO areas. 


Your contribution to the team: 


  • Apply your education and experience in healthcare informatics or a discipline related to MPHO to enhance patient safety by collaborating with international experts to harmonize terminology and enhance the bidirectional traceability of MPHO on a global scale.

  • Use your leadership skills to build consensus and find solutions to complex challenges.

  • Utilize your communication skills and understanding of transfusion and transplantation processes and the role of information standards to develop and deliver presentations at conferences across the world. 

  • Build relationships with MPHO stakeholders and technology providers.

  • Help understand and guide how ISBT 128 should adapt to emerging technologies and clinical developments over the coming years e.g., blockchain, cell and gene therapies.

  • Provide direction to the technical and standards development team located in Redlands, CA. 


We, as an ICCBBA Team: 


  • Enhance patient safety by promoting and managing the ISBT 128 international information standard for use with medical products of human origin.  

  • Manage international information standards for transfusion medicine, transplantation, and other applications of medical products of human origin in support of traceability, biovigilance, and patient safety.  

  • Liaise with health authorities, regulators, scientific and professional societies, user communities, and vendors on standardization in terminology and information technology.  

  • Provide educational programs to promote the value of, and need for, information standards and policies to support traceability and biovigilance.  

  • Provide technical consultation regarding the implementation and management of ISBT 128.  

  • Lead in the continued development of common data structures for information technology, data processing, exchange and transfer, and labeling for medical products of human origin.  




  • Health and Life insurance, with optional Dental and Vision.  

  • 403(b) retirement plan - ICCBBA will make a nonelective contribution equivalent to a percentage of the employee's salary to the employee 403(b) plan each year.  

  • 20 days of accrued PTO (Paid Time Off) per year.   

  • 11 paid holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and three Floating Holidays.  

  • Hybrid work schedule – three days in the office, two days remote per week 

  • Per diem expenses when traveling 

Salary Range:​  $105,000.00 - $129,000.00

Committed to the vision of global adoption of ISBT 128 for medical products of human origin (MPHO), the successful candidate will have proven leadership skills and the cultural sensitivity and diplomacy to communicate effectively on an international stage. The individual will have the creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to build consensus among experts and develop robust solutions that meet the long-term needs of the MPHO community. Self-motivation is an essential skill. 


They will manage the technical and standards development department located in Redlands, Southern California. ICCBBA is a small but diverse team of 14 with a mix of long-serving and newer staff based in Redlands with a hybrid work schedule. The appointee will be expected to work from the Redlands office and their home location. They must also be able and willing to travel globally.  


Applicants should submit a CV together with a cover letter in which they are invited to describe their interest in, and suitability for, the position. The letter must also confirm their ability to travel internationally. Documents are to be submitted by email to the Technical Director ( by February 28, 2023. 


ICCBBA is an international standards development organization based in Redlands, California, USA. It manages the ISBT 128 Information Standard for Medical Products of Human Origin (MPHO) and is a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization. The organization is governed by an international volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director located in Spain. ICCBAA is ISO 9001:2015 certified. 

The ISBT 128 Standard was developed in 1994 and is used in over 5,000 facilities worldwide. Originally developed for use in blood transfusion the standard now supports all MPHO. Development of the standard is achieved through a collaborative process involving a global network of volunteer subject matter experts.  

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