QC Microbiology Technician

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Posted
Sep 15, 2019
Ref
R0009898
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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. Join us in our mission!

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a QC Microbiology Technician to work with the Quality Control team in our new research and clinical production facility located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This facility will focus on the new challenging field of fully personalized T cell neoantigen reactive therapy for solid tumors using individual patient neoantigen TCRs.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Perform environmental monitoring of cleanrooms
  • Perform microbiological assays such as Gram Stain, Endotoxin, Sterility, Microbial Identification, Growth Promotion, Bioburden and Plate Reading
  • Perform visual inspection of final product
  • Data entry and trend data
  • Develop, revise and review SOP's
  • Conduct investigations regarding out of specifications (OOS) results and address and manage deviations related to micro procedures
  • Routine maintenance of lab equipment and lab spaces
  • Perform other duties as required
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology preferred with 1 to 3 years of Microbiology lab/Environmental Monitoring experience
  • Experience in the application of microbiological techniques such as air monitoring, water testing, surface monitoring, genus and species identification of various microbes
  • Experience in aseptic techniques and clean room operations
  • Ability to gown for entry into Aseptic core and supporting areas, and lift approximately 25 lbs.
  • Ability to pass vision exam for visual inspection
  • Knowledge of GMP, SOPs and quality control processes
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications
  • 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 be flexible with schedule, and work overtime as needed


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

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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