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Cell Therapy Specialist - United States  

Kite Pharma (company)


Posted on : 06 June 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. 
  • Our company 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 clinical manufacturing facility.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform all tasks associated with the manufacture of clinical 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 
  • Successfully troubleshoot processing and equipment issues 
  • Other duties as assigned 

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree with a 3 or more 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 clinical 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 required 
  • Ability to lift over 30 lbs. 

About Us:
  • Our company is  an equal opportunity employer.
  • We are able to offer the opportunity to be part of this successful, fast growing company.  A place everyone knows your name and respects your opinion while at the same time offering benefits and time off packages commensurate to any large corporation.