Undergraduate Intern, Technical Operations - Manufacturing

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Frederick, MD, United States
Posted
Oct 23, 2020
Ref
R0015911
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 intern willbe responsible for developing a business process to standardize how root cause investigations are managed at a new commercial cell therapy manufacturing site. The project scope will include collaboration between multiple functions to establish clear roles and responsibilities, develop a mechanism to streamline communications between departments, and create tools and templates to drive consistency throughout the process. In this project, you will have an opportunity to interact with multiple functions to establish a strong foundation which will support the transition to cGMP production at the site.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Complete all assigned training content associated with the role
  • Partner with functional representatives to define the business process through use of a RACI matrix and flow diagrams
  • Develop tools and templates to support root cause investigations
  • Author a business enabling document to summarize the business process
  • Prepare a presentation to highlight accomplishments at the end of the project


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 Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, or equivalent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis fundamentals
  • Experience leading projects
  • Strong technical writing skills


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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