Technician, Quality Control (Analytical)

KITE PHARMA, INC. El Segundo, CA
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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a QC Microbiology Technician in our new commercial cell therapy production center located in El Segundo CA. You will work with the Quality Control team in supporting our efforts in this exciting new area of cancer immunotherapy. This position provides Quality Control microbiological testing for clinical and commercial manufactured product, responsible for product testing, utility testing and environmental monitoring. The position is Sunday through Wednesday, 2nd shift (2:30pm to 1:00am).

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Perform environmental monitoring of cleanrooms

Collect water samples

Perform microbiological assays such as Gram Stain, Endotoxin, Sterility, Microbial Identification, Growth Promotion, Bioburden and Plate Reading

Perform visual inspection of final product

Data entry and trend data

Assist in investigations regarding out of specifications (OOS) results, address and manage deviations related to micro procedures.

Routine maintenance of lab equipment and lab spaces

Perform other duties as required

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Microbiology preferred with 0 to 2 years of Microbiology lab/Environmental Monitoring experience

Experience in the application of microbiological techniques such as air monitoring, water testing, surface monitoring, genus and species identification of various microbes

Experience in aseptic techniques and clean room operations

Ability to gown for entry into Aseptic core and supporting areas, and lift approximately 25 lbs.

Ability to pass vision exam for visual inspection

Knowledge of GMP, 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 be flexible with schedule, and work overtime as needed

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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 www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

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