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Cell Therapy Specialist

United States - California - El SegundoManufacturing Operations & Supply ChainRegular

Job Description

Kite is seeking a highly motivated individual with cell culture experience to work on innovative T cell therapy for cancer treatment. The Cell Therapy Specialist will be responsible for cell culture media preparation, cell processing and cell expansion in a cGMP manufacturing facility.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Perform all tasks associated with the manufacture of commercial product following batch records and SOPs
Work as part of a small team to execute GMP runs in close collaboration with Product Sciences and Quality
Assist in the development of standard operating procedures, batch records, deviations and change controls

Maintain appropriate inventories of material and supplies within the cleanroom areas to support manufacturing activities.

Successfully troubleshoot processing and equipment issues
Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualification:

  • AA Degree with 1+ years of experience in pharmaceutical / biotechnology or similar manufacturing cGMP
  • High School Degree with 2+ years of experience in pharmaceutical / biotechnology or similar manufacturing cGMP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or 1+ years of cGMP experience in a manufacturing pharmaceutical/biotechnology environment
    Cell culture processing experience
  • Previous experience with cell therapy products is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products, aseptic processing, cell culture products
  • Strict adherence to SOPs and cGMP regulations, the ability to accurately complete documentation associated with commercial manufacturing
  • Excellent aseptic/sterile techniques and prior experience with cell culture, cell culture equipment including Wave bioreactors
    Experience with handling and propagation of human primary cells, including T cells
  • Excellent skill in Microsoft word, Excel and data analysis
  • Ability to think critically, and demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Ability to work off-shift and long hours as needed
  • Ability to lift over 30 lbs