Manufacturing Associate

92121, San Diego
Oct 29, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Fate Therapeutics is seeking an experienced and highly motivated manufacturing technician to join our manufacturing team to support operation of the cGMP clean room suite in a variety of production activities related to Fate’s cell therapy clinical trials.  The successful candidate will develop and adhere to written procedures (SOPs) related to housekeeping, monitoring of equipment and facilities, and manufacturing of cell therapies internally at Fate.  This person demonstrates cGMP compliance and support for manufacturing activities across multiple programs.  This is a full-time position initially reporting to the Director, Manufacturing & QC, and is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.


  • Assists in setting up manufacturing areas and equipment/fixtures.  Performs facility and equipment monitoring activities.
  • Writes manufacturing operating procedures that are technically sound, promotes effective and efficient operations, and complies with cGMP requirements.
  • Performs manufacturing and support operations described in standard operating procedures and batch records.
  • Completes documentation required by process transfer protocols, validation protocols, standard operating procedures, and batch records.
  • Performs tasks in a manner consistent with the safety policies, quality systems, and GMP requirements.
  • Completes training assignments to ensure the necessary technical skills and knowledge.


  • Bachelors in relevant science or engineering discipline, or equivalent in work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in cGMP biologics cell culture manufacturing, experience in biotech or cell therapy manufacturing preferred.
  • Experience in the following preferred:
  • Aseptic processing in ISO 5 biosafety cabinets.
  • Universal precautions for handling human derived materials in BSL-2 containment areas.
  • Cell expansion using incubators and single use bioreactors.
  • Cell washing processes and automated equipment.
  • Cell separation techniques and automated equipment.
  • Cryopreservation processes and equipment.
  • Knowledge of cGMP regulations and FDA guidance applicable to biologics and cell therapy manufacturing.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Will require working with cells and cell lines
  • Will require working with hazardous materials
  • 100% on-site work at corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA
  • Evening and weekend work as necessary

The preceding job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. Additional and incidental duties related to the primary duties may be required from time to time.

For consideration send cover letter and resume to: and reference job code 218AM.

About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-in-class cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company is pioneering the development of off-the-shelf cell products using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company’s immuno-oncology pipeline is comprised of FATE-NK100, a donor-derived natural killer (NK) cell cancer immunotherapy that is currently being evaluated in three Phase 1 clinical trials, as well as iPSC-derived NK cell and T-cell immunotherapies, with a focus on developing augmented cell products intended to synergize with checkpoint inhibitor and monoclonal antibody therapies and to target tumor-specific antigens. The Company’s immuno-regulatory pipeline includes ProTmune™, a next-generation donor cell graft that is currently being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease, and a myeloid-derived suppressor cell immunotherapy for promoting immune tolerance in patients with immune disorders. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit