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Associate, Quality Control Sample Management - United States  

Kite Pharma (company)


Posted on : 03 July 2017

Project Description

  • Our company 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. 
  • We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a QC Sample Management Associate in our new commercial cell therapy production center.
  • You will work with the Quality Control team in supporting our efforts in this exciting new area of cancer immunotherapy. 
  •  In this role you will be responsible for managing QC samples from manufacturing. The position is Tuesday through Saturday, day shift.


 Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Perform receipt of QC samples, including processing and distribution to QC labs 
  • Manage QC retains and disposal of samples 
  • Revise and review SOPs 
  • Ship samples off site for testing 
  • Perform inventory of lab supplies and materials 
  • Perform supporting assays such as pH, cell counts, incubation of samples 
  • Gather metric information for use in continuous improvement of areas of responsibility 
  • Perform other duties as required 

  • Associate degree in Life Sciences preferred with 2+ years of  Biology or Biochemistry lab or sample management experience 
  • Experience in aseptic techniques and clean room operations 
  • Strong knowledge of GMP, GDP, SOPs and quality control processes 
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications 
  • 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 lift 25 lbs and work with dry ice and LN2 freezers 
  • Ability to be flexible with schedule, and work overtime as needed 
  • Experience with LIMS or Freezer Works software a plus