Undergraduate Intern, Technical Operations - Manufacturing Process Development

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Frederick, MD, United States
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Ref
R0015863
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

In preparation for Validation of the T-cell process in a new manufacturing facility, a database of process data needs to be setup and managed to capture process data from Engineering, Verification and PPQ/comparability runs.
As an intern in this position willhave the opportunity to put in place procedures to describe the steps that need to be taken to capture relevant process parameter data using existing data management systems in a both reliable and verifiable way. You will gain a basic understanding of the manufacturing process and critical process parameters and quality attributes that ensure a safe and efficacious T-cell product. You will also gain a real-life experience on the flow of electronic data from Electronic Batch Record to a product lifecycle data management system.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Gain basic understanding of unit operations of the T-cell manufacturing process
  • Gain basic understanding of data capture in Electronic Batch Recording system, and Product Lifecycle data management system
  • Create Data Flow Map: map out the relevant flows of process data from the commercial manufacturing T-cell process to the database system
  • Description of data capture steps: describe each step of data transfer from EBR to Process Monitoring database
  • Create a presentation in PowerPoint to illustrate the steps of data capture.


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 Engineering, Biology or Chemistry
  • 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
  • Strong technical writer, effective speaker, and proficient with various computer software
  • Knowledge of procedures for laboratory instrumentation and instrument qualification
  • Basic understanding of biological processes
  • Basic understanding of cell culture (either microbial, animal, or human derived)
  • Experience with electronic database systems


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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