Cell Therapy Specialist

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Posted
Sep 11, 2019
Ref
R0008710
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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 clinical manufacturing facility.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Perform all tasks associated with the manufacture of clinical 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
Successfully troubleshoot processing and equipment issues
Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Requires Bachelor's degree and/or advanced degree or 3 or more 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 clinical or 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 required
Ability to lift over 30 lbs

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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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