Undergraduate Intern, Quality Control

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Frederick, MD, United States
Posted
Oct 22, 2020
Ref
R0015892
Discipline
Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individuals to join our Summer Internship Program! As an intern at Kite, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn about cell therapy from some of the brightest minds in biotech while making a meaningful impact. We're committed to developing early talent, and we welcome motivated individuals with a passion for transforming the way cancer is treated. The program also offers the opportunity for networking within Kite and Gilead, social events with fellow interns and Kite leadership as well as career development trainings while providing competitive compensation and relocation assistance for eligible candidates.

The Role

The Quality Control Department at Frederick Maryland Site, is seeking a highly motivated individual as a Summer Intern to help the QC department support laboratory operations. In this role, you will work with the QC team to support the Facility and Utilities Monitoring and Testing. This role will be a hands-on resource.

Through this project, you will gain an understanding of Kite's Microbiology processes in Quality Control operations. You will learn about collection and testing of Environmental Monitoring (EM) and Water samples, the contamination controls for classified manufacturing areas such as aseptic gowning, growth promotion testing of media, identification of microorganisms, T-Cells finished product testing for Sterility and Endotoxin, among others.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Support the manufacturing facility startup by assisting in the implementation of Aseptic Gowning Qualification, Utility Performance Qualification, and Environmental Monitoring Performance Qualification programs
  • Execute testing associated with facility startup activities for water systems, compressed air, and manufacturing environments including bioburden in water, surfaces, viable air, non-viable air, moisture and oil.
  • Isolate and transfer microbial isolates for microbial identification
  • Evaluate sampling and reporting of results
  • Assist with the analysis of qualification data to support the final report and develop baseline alert limits
  • Assist with the development of the transition strategy and implementation of routine monitoring programs


Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • Must be currently enrolledin a full time Bachelor's Degree program at an accredited university/college
  • Must have completed at least one year of study at an accredited university/college prior to internship commencing
  • Must be enrolled in the Fall Semester at an accredited university/college after the completion of the internship
  • Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between June and September
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without Kite sponsorship
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree concentration(s) in Biology or related field of study
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions
  • Ability to take direction, communicate effectively, and work as an individual contributor as well as within a team environment
  • Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in life science laboratories (academically or commercially)
  • Experience with statistical analysis software (Tableau, JMP, Spotfire, etc)


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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