Data Analyst

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Sep 20, 2019
Biotech Beach
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!

Kite is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and resourceful Data Analyst to support the Global Quality Organization operating out of our headquarters in Santa Monica, CA. Kite Quality is responsible for adhering to regulatory requirements while improving existing processes, reducing waste, and lowering costs to safely improve patient access to our life-saving therapies.

In this role you will collect, measure, visualize and interpret data across multiple functions that include Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and Process Development with the intent of turning data into information, information into insights and insights into informed business decisions.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Partner with decision makers across functional domains to clearly define business & technical problems and then collect/present the information required to address
  • Interpret data, analyze results and craft engaging narratives around insights derived through the data
  • Use SQL to develop ad hoc queries for data stored across multiple tables and databases
  • Uses data patterns & trends to identify root cause of operational gaps and inefficiencies then collaborate with other functional domains to develop solutions
  • Develop regular dashboards in data visualization tools such as Tableau and Spotfire and provide to business stakeholders to measure and better manage their respective areas
  • Filter and "clean" data within Kite's enterprise data analytics platform and identify potential enhancements to source systems to improve quality of data collected
  • Coordinate business and IT stakeholders to define data requirements, ETL flows, development, and testing/validation in support of continued integration of enterprise data analytics platform to key operational source systems
  • Work with Quality leadership to prioritize information/reporting needs to support business objectives

  • 4+ years of relevant experience and a BS or 2+ years and an MS
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with data visualization/reporting packages (Tableau, Power BI, Spotfire, etc.), databases (MS-SQL Server, Impala, etc), and programming (XML, Javascript, or ETL frameworks)
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analyzing datasets (Excel, Minitab, etc.)
  • BS in Computer Science, Statistics/Biostatistics, or Mathematics or equivalent practical experience
  • Initiative to develop understanding of gene & cell therapy, its associated manufacturing process coupled with expanding technical knowledge of tools supporting data analytics
  • Experience working within an AWS environment a plus



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 Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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