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Kite has an opportunity for an experienced candidate in Manufacturing Operations at our Oceanside facility in Southern California. We are seeking motivated, team oriented individuals with expertise in viral vector production. The qualified Upstream Lead will perform hands-on execution of all aspects of upstream operations in GMP manufacturing support.
Specific responsibilities and skills for Position:
Knowledge of cell culture scale-up and engineering principles (e.g. growth rates, specific consumption/production rates, bioreactor aspect ratios, power calculations, gas transfer, shear stress)
Applicant should be an effective communicator of ideas and results and should have the ability to proactively identify issues and suggest solutions in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment
Candidate should be self-motivated, ambitious, organized, and collaborative
Maintain multiple seed trains in shake flasks and bioreactors
Build, operate, and troubleshoot bench top and bioreactors; compile and analyze results
Work with support functions to ensure equipment stays in peak working order
Maintain a clean, organized, and uncluttered work area, and proper discretion with raw material sterilization and handling.
Write and edit batch records, work instructions, and campaign reports
Identify opportunities for future process and equipment improvements
Collaborate with the other functional groups to ensure successful tech transfer and execution of GMP operations
Act as an effective and committed team player
Demonstrate a strict adherence to safety and environmental and regulatory compliance
Responsible for driving continuous improvement in all operation processes
Selects appropriate methods and techniques in performing operations.
Recommends alternatives, researches new methods and techniques and proactively seeks out senior personnel to discuss potential solutions to problems.
Participates in group meetings. Presents results of work, interprets data, and draws conclusions regarding presented material and nature of work.
Demonstrates good verbal communication and interpersonal skills to provide insight into the processes used to achieve results of assigned tasks.
Demonstrates ability to recognize anomalous and inconsistent results and interpret experimental outcomes.
Develops skills in data analysis and ability to evaluate quality of data.
Works with collaborative and problem solving spirit.
Always works with safety in mind.
12+ years of experience with BS degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology or a related scientific discipline
10+ years of experience with MS degree in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology or a related scientific discipline
Experience in Cell Culture Pilot Plant, MSAT, Development, and Manufacturing role(s)
Experience with cell banking through scale-up and primary recovery (centrifugation and depth filtration). Mammalian and/or microbial fermentation experience is desired.
Experience with bioreactor control systems is an advantage
Hands-on experience with large-scale bioreactor operation is a plus
Willing to flex schedule to perform weekend operations
Consistent positive attitude and demonstrated ability to learn new skills
Exhibits accountability, including taking ownership for words and actions and fulfilling commitments responsively
Ability to lift 40 lbs repeatedly and stand for hours at a time
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 www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.
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