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Manufacturing Associate III/II

Fate Therapeutics
San Diego, CA
Start date
Jun 17, 2024

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Fate Therapeutics is looking for two Manufacturing Associates III or II to join our Manufacturing team to execute cell culture activities of iPSC-based Drug Product from thaw of Master Cell Banks through harvested cryopreservation and quarantine of Drug Product. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in the GMP Manufacturing area for cell products. This is a full-time, non-exempt position located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA.
  • Under direction, execute cell culture manufacturing activities of iPSC-based Drug Product from thaw of MCBs through harvested cryopreservation and quarantine of Drug Product closely following approved batch records and SOPs.
  • Work in a cleanroom environment, performing aseptic processing while maintaining manufacturing environmental conditions.
  • Accurate and timely documentation of manufacturing activities performed.
  • Assure manufacturing facility is maintained in a clean and organized state.
  • Engage with supply chain and materials management to ensure adequate inventory of raw materials to support planned production activities.
  • Maintain cGMP training requirements.
  • Work independently and collaboratively on manufacturing support activities.
  • Identify innovative solutions and support initiation of process improvements.
  • Supports and performs specialized tasks of a GMP trainer.
  • Performs visual inspection of drug product.
  • Troubleshoots processing issues in the clean room and demonstrates problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive with clean room activities by regularly taking initiative and demonstrating good judgement.
  • May perform critical GMP related tasks including material and batch record requests and GMP room readiness.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with Quality and manufacturing support staff.

  • A High School diploma is required with at least 3 years of experience in the GMP Manufacturing area for cell products, or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least 2 years of applicable experience.
  • Experience in iPSC drug product manufacturing is preferred.
  • Ability to read and follow manufacturing related documents including batch records, SOP’s, Work Instructions, and Forms.
  • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision is required.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, able to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Familiarity with standard cell culture methods is required.
  • Knowledge of cGMP regulations applicable to biologics and cell therapy manufacturing is preferred.
  • Must be team oriented and flexible, striving for team success and quality results.
  • Visual Acuity Testing required.

Working conditions & physical requirements
  • Subject to extended periods of sitting and standing, vision to monitor, and moderate noise levels.
  • Will require working with cells and cell lines of human and/or animal origin.
  • Will require working with hazardous materials.
  • Will require work in controlled and cGMP Manufacturing environments requiring special gowning.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.

  • The salary offer will be based on a variety of factors, including level, experience, qualifications, internal equity, and location.
  • Fate offers a competitive employment package that includes an annual bonus, equity, and a generous benefits package.
  • The anticipated rate for this role is $30.00 to $40.00 per hour.


Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing a first-in-class pipeline of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cellular immunotherapies to patients with cancer and autoimmune disorders. Using its proprietary iPSC product platform, the Company has established a leadership position in creating multiplexed-engineered iPSC lines and in the manufacture and clinical development of off-the-shelf, iPSC-derived cell products. The Company’s effector cell pipeline includes multiplexed-engineered, iPSC-derived natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell product candidates, which incorporate novel synthetic controls of cell function, such as chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) to target tumor-associated antigens and are intended to deliver multiple mechanisms of therapeutic importance to patients including in combination with well-established cancer therapies. Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit

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12278 Scripps Summit Drive
San Diego

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