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Graduate Intern, Clinical Manufacturing Sciences and Technology

United States - California - Santa MonicaManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainIntern

Job Description

The Role

The individual in this intern position will be responsible for the introduction of automated systems for clinical cell therapy manufacturing processes.  Technologies in scope include automated systems for T-cell selection from patient or healthy donor apheresis, systems for in-vitro cell culture of CAR-T cells, and/or systems for formulation and cryopreservation of CAR-T cells. 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Participation or facilitation of risk assessments and/or failure modes and effects analysis

  • Raw materials introduction, including single-use disposable components

  • Facility fit exercises to enable technology transfer from process development labs to clinical

  • Authoring and review of standard operating procedures and/or batch records

  • Assist in laboratory experiments for feasibility or proof of concept for automated systems

  • Configuration of electronic business systems and/or process data historians

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8

  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time graduate 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 - graduation date of December 2022 or Spring/Summer 2023

  • Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between June and September

  • Must be eligible to work in the US and will not require future sponsorship by Kite, a Gilead Company

  • Must be able to work remotely or relocate if necessary and work at the designated site for the duration of the internship

  • Must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination 3 months prior to start of internship

  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in Graduate Degree with emphasis in Chemical or Biochemical Engineering, Biopharmaceutical Processes, Biotechnology, or similar

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite

  • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively/Ability to work in collaborate in cross functional teams in fast pace, dynamic team setting

  • Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience and/or interest in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or health-care industry

  • Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory policies

  • Experience with automated bioprocessing equipment

  • Experience with Werum PAS/X and/or OSI PI

Only candidates who apply via www.kitepharma.com/careers/careers-at-kite will be considered.