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Cell Therapy Specialist

Company: KITE PHARMA, INC.
Location: California
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Job Description

Kite is seeking a highly motivated individual with cell culture experience to work on innovative T cell therapy for cancer treatment. The Cell Therapy Specialist will be responsible for cell culture media preparation, cell processing and cell expansion in a cGMP manufacturing facility.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Perform all tasks associated with the manufacture of commercial product following batch records and SOPs

Work as part of a small team to execute GMP runs in close collaboration with Product Sciences and Quality

Assist in the development of standard operating procedures, batch records, deviations and change controls

Maintain appropriate inventories of material and supplies within the cleanroom areas to support manufacturing activities.

Successfully troubleshoot processing and equipment issues

Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualification:

  • AA Degree with 1+ years of experience in pharmaceutical / biotechnology or similar manufacturing cGMP
  • High School Degree with 2+ years of experience in pharmaceutical / biotechnology or similar manufacturing cGMP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or 1+ years of cGMP experience in a manufacturing pharmaceutical/biotechnology environment

Cell culture processing experience

  • Previous experience with cell therapy products is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products, aseptic processing, cell culture products
  • Strict adherence to SOPs and cGMP regulations, the ability to accurately complete documentation associated with commercial manufacturing
  • Excellent aseptic/sterile techniques and prior experience with cell culture, cell culture equipment including Wave bioreactors

Experience with handling and propagation of human primary cells, including T cells

  • Excellent skill in Microsoft word, Excel and data analysis
  • Ability to think critically, and demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Ability to work off-shift and long hours as needed
  • Ability to lift over 30 lbs

Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

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For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

Keywords: KITE PHARMA, INC., Alexandria , Cell Therapy Specialist, Other , California, Virginia

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