Undergraduate Intern, Cell Biology

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Ref
R0015859
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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 will be a contributing member of the T cell biology team focused on new lead candidates for a pipeline project. The work that the Intern will be involved in will contribute to the company's long-term goals. In this role, the individual will experience working in a collaborative cross-functional team environment, perform experiments, analyze and interpret results, and present the experimental findings in team meetings.

As an Intern in this role you willbe responsible for generating in vitro data in support of a new CAR program for B Cell Malignancies. This will include the successful completion of manufacturing and functional testing of engineered human T cells with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) to gain an understanding of how CAR configuration impacts overall CAR function.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Manufacture and culture CAR T cells
  • Plan and execute in vitro functional assays with human T cells in alignment with project goals and timelines, including target cell cytotoxicity, cytokine production, and T cell proliferation
  • Maintain target cell lines for in vitro functional assays
  • Effectively communicate project plans and results in both oral and written form


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 Immunology, Cell or Molecular Biology, or a related scientific discipline
  • 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
  • Basic laboratory skills and knowledge (Pipetting, lab safety, etc.)
  • Multi-color flow cytometry experience
  • Mammalian cell culture experience


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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