Scientist, T Cell Engineering

Kite Pharma, Inc. Emeryville , CA 94608

Posted 1 month ago

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Job Description

We are seeking an organized, thorough, and motivated scientist to join our team. You will play a key role in the generation and characterization of our next generation cell therapy products aimed at improving the safety and efficacy of our chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-based therapies. The successful candidate will have a strong record of being able to move multiple projects forward to publication/development and will demonstrate a thorough understanding of immunology and molecular biology, as it relates to tumor biology.


  • Plan and execute in vitro functional assays including, but not limited to, cytotoxicity assays, cytokine/chemokine measurements, and proliferation assessment

  • Work with scientists to establish in vivo murine models to test novel adoptive cell therapy approaches

  • Effectively communicate plans and results in both oral and written form

  • Demonstrate an ability to work in a highly dynamic collaborative team environment

  • Coordinate tasks across multiple projects, demonstrating prioritization and planning

  • Interpret and effectively execute experiments in line with project timelines and goals


  • PhD Degree in Immunology with 0-4 years of experience (industry preferred)

  • Excellent cell culture and sterile techniques, with an emphasis on primary T cell culture

  • Extensive familiarity with multi-color flow cytometry (panel planning, data analysis, etc.)

  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description.

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced company and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities

  • Strong organizational skills and record keeping

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment

  • Proficiency in the use of software to support data analysis such as FlowJo, FACSDiva, GraphPad Prism, as well as Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)

  • Familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, cloning etc.

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Kite 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. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at

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Scientist, T Cell Engineering

Kite Pharma, Inc.