Associate Scientist - Analytical DevelopmentUnited States - California - Santa MonicaProcess/Product Development & OperationsRegular
We are seeking a talented and motivated biologist with a passion for laboratory executions specializing in cell biology and multi parametric flow cytometry based immunophenotyping, analysis of the data and its organization and presentation. The successful candidate will be responsible for the handling and maintenance of associated materials such as cells and reagents in established and controlled manner to ensure successful outcomes. The successful candidate will work collaboratively as part of a team and execute flow cytometry and cell biology based experiments during analytical method development for GMP release of cell therapy products, maturation of research analytical methodology into GMP methods, and analytical method technology transfer to appropriate cross functional partners.
The Associate Scientist will be accountable to accurately document, analyze, interpret, and present experimental data in departmental meetings. They will co-author/author and assist in review of method development reports, test methods and SOPs to support release of drug substance and drug products as applicable. The successful candidate will have opportunity to grow as an expert in analytical method development and learn to eventually lead development projects independently. The Associate Scientist will work with a team to support on critical cross-functional projects to enable assay development to support the manufacturing process and drug product development of Kite's therapeutics.
Perform flow cytometry based analytical method development and qualification to enable product release of Kite’s T cell therapies
Conduct multicolor flow cytometry experiments to enable routine and non-routine analysis of cellular products
Conduct experiments by rigorously implementing approved protocols and following good documentation practices
Execute and document cell culture and passaging and banking activities as required
Plan and execute assigned experiments that support routine development activities and project goals.
Systematically record data and analyze the results of laboratory operations to ensure compliance to appropriate test methods, specifications, and protocols.
Participate in analytical method transfer activities to clinical and commercial QC and other cross functional teams
Participate in meetings, present data, provide expertise in areas of responsibility and analyze and prepare data for sharing
Operate and troubleshoot laboratory instrumentation that is used routinely in execution of assays
Support testing as needed to enable process development, innovation and investigations
Ensure that departmental work areas are maintained per 5S guidelines
Master’s Degree and 3+ years of industry experience OR
Bachelor’s Degree and 5+ years of industry experience OR
High School Degree and 9+ years of industry experience OR
Experience with multi-color flow cytometry technology and associated instrumentation
Knowledge and experience in flow cytometry data analysis using FACSDiva, FlowJo and other relevant softwares
Experience in cell sorting is a plus
Knowledge of mammalian cell culture including primary T cells
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, data analysis software (e.g. Prism, JMP) and other applications
Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and a strong team player
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
Experience and aptitude in working in a multidisciplinary laboratory environment with moderate supervision
Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction