Senior Research Associate, Analytical Operations

Kite Pharma
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Oct 26, 2020
Required Education
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

Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
Successfully execute and document laboratory procedures and experiments with great attention to detail
Test samples and maintain, calibrate, and operate and flow cytometers
Work with a cross-functional development team to advance development of autologous T cell therapy products
Assist in the development of standard operating procedures, analytical test methods, analytical sampling plans involving immunoassays and molecular biological techniques
Assist in designing and executing experimental approaches and new analytical technologies and assists with continuous improvement of analytical tools
Assist in transferring flow cytometry methods to QC or contract organizations
Write, review, and edit accurate technical documents
Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with 2+ years of experience

Master's degree with 1+ years of experience in similar role in a laboratory

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of flow cytometry methods, and technical knowledge of instrument and method controls.
Experience with other techniques, such as mammalian cell culture, ddPCR, ELISA, MSD, or Luminex
Previous experience with cell therapy products
Excellent skill in Microsoft Office, data analysis software, and other applications
Ability to lift over 30 lbs

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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