Technical Writer, CMC

Kite Pharma, Inc. Santa Monica , CA 90405

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Job Description

Kite is seeking a highly motivated individual with CMC writing experience for authoring, editing and reviewing regulatory submission sections (for IND, BLA, MAA and associated regulatory filings) and RTQs. This position is part of the Process Development organization and you will be interfacing with the internal Process Development teams and authoring submission sections and responses to agency questions based off of development reports, validation reports and other technical documents. You will also interface with external Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing and Quality teams to ensure consistency in submission content. No travel is required for this position.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Write / edit / review regulatory submission sections for new and commercial products

  • Author responses to agency questions within the required timeline

  • Address comments and support comment resolution on submission content

  • Maintain CMC product timelines at the direction of the operations team lead

  • Adhere to company Style Guide, templates, and SOPs for document development

  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure production of high-quality written documents

  • Interact with appropriate departments to establish priorities and deadlines for technical documentation

  • Use experience in Process Development to identify technical inconsistencies and participate in resolution

  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required


  • Bachelor's, Master's Degree, or PhD in Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry or equivalent with 7+ years (Bachelors), 5+ years (Masters), 2+ years (PhD) of relevant experience

  • Experience participating in or leading regulatory submissions

  • Demonstrated knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products, aseptic processing and process development

  • Thorough knowledge of biologics process development is essential. Cell therapy process development experience is highly desired

  • Knowledge of product lifecycle Product and process development, clinical trials, validation and regulatory submissions, commercial GMP manufacturing

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements for biologics, pharmaceuticals and medical devices

  • Must be able to function and contribute as part of a team, have excellent communication skills and contribute to team based decisions

  • Ability to think critically, and demonstrated troubleshooting and problem solving skills

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

  • Well-developed computer skills and fluent with Microsoft office applications

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

  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities



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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Technical Writer, CMC

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