Biological Sample Management Associate I, Translational Medicine

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Posted
Aug 20, 2020
Ref
R0014863
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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Job Description

Kite, a Gilead Company, is a commercial-stage 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. 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.

Do you want to make a real difference in the world? Come help us in our quest to cure cancer! Everyone at Kite is grounded by this common goal. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission!

Biological Sample Management Associate I, Translational Medicine (Senior Research Associate I, Cell Biology)

We are seeking a Biological Sample Management Associate to join our Translational Medicine team. This individual will report to a Translational Medicine Manager/Director and will be responsible for managing specimen coming from contract research laboratories, will oversee biospecimen sample management and will also provide assistance with biomarker data management. This individual will work cross-functionally with Translational Medicine, Clinical Development, Biometrics and Clinical Data Management to ensure seamless delivery of pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamics, safety and exploratory data to support Kite Pharma's ongoing clinical trials.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
• Oversees and manages the biological sample management requirements of several clinical trials within and across development programs
• Understands GCLP requirements
• Accessions and inventories all specimen coming into Kite Translational Medicine Laboratories
• Assists Translational Medicine scientists by pulling samples required for analysis
• Maintains inventory across multiple critical equipment temperature controlled units
• Collaborates with Clinical Operations and Translational Sciences on biological sample management tracking and issue resolution
• Understands the Translational Medicine biomarker sample analysis plans and coordinates across multiple clinical programs
• Has a basic understanding of sample collection, processing protocols and shipping conditions
• Understands and has ability to navigate various central laboratory sample management systems to enable generation of sample inventory reports for tracking and placing sample orders
• Understands and has ability to navigate the Kite Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
• Will assist in the implementation of newer LIMS in partnership with Gilead
• Understands program specific deliverables (eg, analysis, data cut-off timelines) and collaborates with the study teams on development of study specific timelines for laboratory sample analysis and data transfer
• Attends study team meetings as needed
• Assists study team(s) with unique ad hoc requests for sample analysis
• Light travel 10% or as needed
• Other duties as may be assigned

Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree in biological sciences (preferred but not required) (5+ Years with HS, 4+ Years with AA, 2+ Years with BS, 1+ Years with MS)
• 2+ years of industry sample management experience or equivalent
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Basic understanding of clinical trial conduct
• Ability to communication cross functionally
• Organized with ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
• Detail oriented
• Self-motivated
• Computer skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Laboratory Information Management Systems; ability to navigate and learn systems (eg, central laboratory system)

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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