Cell Therapy Specialist

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Frederick, MD, United States
Posted
Aug 12, 2019
Ref
R0008946
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Kite, a Gilead Company, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient's own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. Our core technology involves the genetic engineering of T cells, or white blood cells, to express either chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) or T cell receptors (TCRs) for the treatment of advanced solid and hematological malignancies. We are on a rapid growth trajectory and have a highly energized and accomplished team.

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission?

We are seeking a highly motivated Cell Therapy Specialist to support our new commercial Cell Therapy biotechnology facility in Frederick, MD. Under minimal supervision, in this role you will be accountable for and focused on front line manufacturing of our commercial cell therapies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform all tasks associated with the manufacture of commercial product following batch records and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure safe and compliant operations
  • Work as part of a team to execute GMP runs in close collaboration with Process Development and Quality
  • Assist in the development of SOPs, batch records, deviations and change controls
  • Successfully troubleshoot processing and equipment issues
  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements - we would love to hear from you if:
  • You have a Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree with 3 or more years of cGMP experience in a manufacturing pharmaceutical/biotechnology environment
  • You have cell culture processing experience
  • Previous experience with cell therapy products preferred
  • You have confirmed knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products, aseptic processing, cell culture products
  • You rigorously adhere to SOPs and cGMP regulations, with the ability to accurately complete documentation associated with commercial manufacturing
  • You possess excellent aseptic/sterile techniques and prior experience with cell culture, cell culture equipment including rocker bag bioreactors
  • You have experience with automated processing equipment
  • You have experience in handling and propagation of human primary cells, including T cells
  • You have skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and data analysis
  • Ability to think critically with proven troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Ambitious and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills that 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
  • Have the ability to work off-shift and extra hours as required


Does this sound like you? If so, please apply today!

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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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