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Kite Pharma

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Exhibition | Speeddate | Workshop

Number of employees

1500

Locations

Amsterdam, Stockley Park (London), El Segundo (CA), Emeryville (CA)

Countries

The Netherlands, UK, US

Company profile

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every day, we aim to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. We maintain an attitude of curiosity and creativity with each challenge as we develop a new market for cancer therapies. We appreciate and respect one another, and most importantly, we don’t take success for granted. While we’ve come a long way to make what others viewed as impossible, possible, we know one thing is certain… that today is just the beginning. Our culture is best described as innovative, inspiring and multicultural with passionate employees. Are you interested in being part of our journey? Join us!

Student profile

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR POTENTIAL NEW COLLEGUES:
• Highly motivated
• Team Player
• Proactive
• Adaptable
• Flexible
• Forward Thinking
• Continuous Improvement Mind-set
• Strong Interpersonal Skills

Relevant studies

Bio-Pharmacy

Biology

Life Sciences

Study levels

HBO

WO

PhD

Student backgrounds

Dutch

International

Workshop

This workshop will enable attendees to form an overview on the possibility to work at a biopharma company. During educational courses the presented career opportunities for students in (bio) scientific directions often focus on academic careers or work in a research or hospital lab. The opportunities and career paths in the biopharma industry are often unknown and unexplored. What is the value of a PhD degree? Can you become head of manufacturing with an MLO degree? How to get into a quality control lab and what do they do? During the workshop we will provide useful information and answer all your questions.

Speeddate

For exact details please take a look at the speeddate program.

Vacancies

Senior Research Associate

Under the supervision of a Scientist, the Senior Research Associate will independently perform, analyze and document experiments. Examples of the possible work tasks include, but are not limited to:

Isolation of primary human immune cells (T cells, B cells, Dendritic cells and other) from human blood and tumor material and subsequent aseptic cultivation
Aseptic cultivation of (tumor) cell lines
Evaluation of T cell populations for their characteristics, for example in terms of tumor reactivity using flow cytometry based assays (e.g. surface marker expression, intracellular cytokine staining, cytometric bead arrays)
Detection of T cell responses of interest in human donor material, for example with flow cytometry based assays
Isolation of TCR candidate genes using single cell flow cytometry sorting and single-cell PCR
Viral vector-based or electroporation based modification of tumor cell lines and primary human T cells
Support in vivo studies conducted at third-party vendors
Performing routine laboratory tasks such as genomic DNA/RNA isolation and PCR
Taking charge of routine tasks relating to laboratory operations as assigned by the laboratory manager (e.g. organization and maintenance of lab supplies)
Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

A Bachelor (HLO) or Master in the area of Biomedical Sciences (or related) with at least 3 years of experience in the field of (tumor) immunology and T cell immunology is required
Experience with cell culture aseptic techniques is required. Additional experience with multi-color flow cytometry is an advantage
Hands-on experience in any of the following areas is a plus: flow cytometry cell sorting, molecular biology (in particular, single-cell based PCR methods such as droplet-PCR), tumor animal models, genetic screens with immune cells, cell purification methods (e.g. MACS)
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and ability to communicate results to a diverse cross-functional audience is required
Proactive, self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal skills, appropriate sense of urgency and the ability to work independently is a must
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with challenging work-load and to quickly get acquainted with novel methods and approaches is required
Only candidates in possession of a valid EU work permit will be considered. ​

More information?

Would you like to know more before you apply? Please contact Heidi Kroon - talent acquisition specialist, via: CareersEU@kitepharma.com.

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Quality Assurance Specialist - EU

As QA specialist you will be responsible for intermediate and final product disposition.

Kite, A Gilead Company

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 Europe is currently adding additional talent as it focuses on developing the European Region in support of providing maximum access to patients with unmet needs. We’re building a state-of-the art manufacturing site in the Netherlands (Amsterdam-Hoofddorp).

We’re currently seeking to recruit highly motivated talents for different positions, to join us and be part of our exciting journey in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies and their translation to the treatment of patients with cancer.

Department Description

As QA specialist you’ll be joining a newly formed QA operations team in which people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected, and where working together focused on saving lives, by finding the cure for cancer, is a daily activity.

You will work cross functionally to assist with the intermediate and final product disposition, deviation and change control handling, and continuous improvement of the systems supporting Kite’s rapid expansion of our first commercially marketed cell therapy product in the EU. As we have a unique product, we require someone who is able to think outside of the box to find solutions and improvements which will benefit our patients.

You will be a part of the European Technical Operations team that is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and will report to the QA Manager EU.

Your responsibilities, among others, will be:

Receipt and disposition of incoming materials (if applicable).
Review batch-related documentation, and ensures resolution of issues to release product.
Perform preparations for product disposition/lot closure by the Kite QP.
Oversee the packaging and shipping process for EU.
Oversee the product disposition process for EU.
Ensure all product-related Deviations are initiated, investigated and resolved.
Ensures that associated CAPAs are initiated and resolved, as needed.
Ensure Change Controls are initiated, evaluated and implemented appropriately for all regulated changes.
Contribute to the maintenance and reporting of metrics related to batch record review and product disposition in support of the Management Review.
Contribute to the development and implementation of Quality on the floor processes, including batch record review, and deviation handling.
Apply lean thinking to ensure continuous improvement project.
Intake and handling of product complaints for EU and/or related investigations.
Liaise with other Kite manufacturing sites, supply chain and CMO’s, where applicable to facilitate smooth batch release for EU.
Liaise with corporate quality and other Kite quality groups to develop, implement and maintain global quality systems as well as site specific quality systems (GMP) in the EU.
Assist with implementation and maintenance GMP training system in EU.
Support inspection readiness plans and interact with regulatory agencies during inspections as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Challenges of the Role

Since this is an innovative product and a newly formed organization (as part of the existing organization in the US), there are a lot of challenges. For instance building the department, setting up all new processes and form an efficient and collaborative team.

Your Profile

The ideal candidate for this position is able to think outside of the box to find solutions and improvements which will benefit our patients.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences or related field

Knowledge/Experience

Required:

Minimum of 2 years’ progressive quality or manufacturing experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, or biologics operation
Working knowledge and ability to apply GMPs in conformance to U.S. and EU standards
Strong knowledge of GMP, including GDP and preferably Lean principles.

Preferred:

Demonstrated ability to train staff
Health Authority Regulations and Validation practices/principles
Proficient in Outlook, MS Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications
Identifying, writing evaluating and closing Deviations and CAPA
General knowledge of aseptic manufacturing processes
Experience with Change Control practices/strategies

Personal skills

Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English
A team player with a can-do attitude.
Comfortable in a fast-paced Multinational environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and feel that the moment has come for you to be part of such an exciting journey towards eliminating the burden of chronic cancer care, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join us.

Apply now!

Would you like to know more before you apply? Please contact Janne Bruntink, via: CareersEU@kitepharma.com.

Only candidates in possession of a valid EU work permit will be considered.

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Manufacturing Technician

About Kite Pharma, A GILEAD Company

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 Europe is currently adding additional talent as it focuses on developing the European Region in support of providing maximum access to patients with unmet needs. We’re building a state-of-the art manufacturing site in the Netherlands (Amsterdam-Hoofddorp),.

We’re currently seeking to recruit highly motivated talents for different positions, to join us and be part of our exciting journey in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies and their translation to the treatment of patients with cancer.

Department Description
As Manufacturing Technicians (Cell Therapy Specialists) you’ll be joining a newly formed team in which people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected, and where working together focused on saving lives, by finding the cure for cancer, is a daily activity. You’ll be reporting to the Shift Supervisor.

Your Responsibilities
In this role, you will ensure that all components are adequately supplied and kitted to follow the production schedule along with the formulation and verification of all media lots, and due to the nature of the starting material (patient cells) this role requires high level of proficiency and ownership of the process and media formulation, with the highest skill level of aseptic and sterile techniques.

Your responsibilities, among others, will be:

To perform all tasks associated with the manufacturing of clinical and commercial products following batch records and standard operating procedures (SOPs);
To work as part of a dedicated and committed team to execute GMP runs in close collaboration with Product Sciences, Material Management, and Quality Assurance & Quality Control;
To assist in the development and optimization of SOPs and batch records;
Assist in investigations required to manage deviations;
Assist in managing change controls;
To successfully troubleshoot processing and equipment issues;
To strictly comply with SOPs and cGMP regulations; accurately complete documentation associated with clinical and commercial manufacturing;
To ensure a consistent process execution to guarantee high quality output;
To maintain cleanroom in an optimal state;
To continuously look for improvements to the processes to increase quality and efficiency;
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The ideal candidates for these positions, in combination with skills and knowledge, should also have a ‘hands-on, can-do’ mentality. You must also be comfortable with working in full gowning requirements in a completely aseptic environment.

Key requirements and experiences:

Education

Bachelor’s degree (University or HBO) or;
MBO Level (in this case, additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education);

Knowledge/experience

A minimum of two (2) years of cGMP experience in a pharmaceutical / biotechnology manufacturing environment;
Must have demonstrated knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products, aseptic processing and cell culture products in combination with cell culture equipment experience;
Excellent skills in Microsoft word, Excel and data analysis;

Personal skills


Be passionate about following SOP’s, curious and interested in learning and growing;
Be comfortable in a fast-paced, growing company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities;
Be self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description;
Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written English communication skills (essential in our collaborative work environment);
Have good judgment, problem solving and analytical skills;

Additional Requirements

Have the willingness to accommodate schedule adjustments, as well as off-shift and weekend assignments as workload dictates;
Have the ability to lift over 14 Kgs / 30 lbs when required

If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and feel that the moment has come for you to be part of such an exciting journey towards eliminating the burden of chronic cancer care, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join us.

Let us know you are interested in this position by sending an email including your resume to CareersEU@kitepharma.com!

Only candidates in possession of a valid EU work permit will be considered.

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Quality Control Technician - Analytical

About Kite Pharma, A GILEAD Company

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 Europe is currently adding additional talent as it focuses on developing the European Region in support of providing maximum access to patients with unmet needs. We’re building a state-of-the art manufacturing site in the Netherlands (Amsterdam-Hoofddorp),.

We’re currently seeking to recruit highly motivated talents for different positions, to join us and be part of our exciting journey in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies and their translation to the treatment of patients with cancer.

Department Description

As QC Analytical Technician you’ll be joining a newly formed team in which people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected, and where working together focused on saving lives, by finding the cure for cancer, is a daily activity. You’ll be reporting to the Associate Director QC Analytical.

Your challenge

In this role, you will participate in tech transfers of analytical methods, during the start up of the new site and transfers of new products. You will also execute qualification and validation analytical methods en test all samples (raw material, in process, final product and validation samples). Due to the nature of the treatment this role requires high level of proficiency and ownership of the process, with the highest skill level of aseptic and sterile techniques. You will be able to develop yourself in tech transfers from the US to the EU, since we are in start up fase in the EU. You also get the chance to develop, revise and review SOP's and make a substantial contribution to our treatment and the growth and development of Kite Pharma. For a more extensive understanding of the responsibilities please see below.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

Participate in Tech Transfer of (Bio) Analytical methods, during startup of the site and transfer of new products.
Execute qualification/validation of (Bio)Analytical methods
Perform testing of raw material, in process, final product and validation related samples.
Conduct SOP updates
Assist in conducting lab investigations regarding out of specifications (OOS) results and deviations related to QC Analytical procedures
Troubleshoot instrumentation/ test methods
May serve as a technical resource within the department as well as cross functionally
Participate in routine maintenance of lab equipment and lab spaces
Coordinate waste management
Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry/ Molecular Biology or equivalent preferred with 2 to 6 years of QC experience in the Biotech and/or Pharmaceutical Industry
Proficiency in Molecular Biology, Analytical and/or Biochemical testing techniques required in determining the quality and efficacy of parenteral products, preferably with reference to cell therapy products (e.g. Flow Cytometry/ ELISA/ qPCR).
Working Knowledge of cGMP, GLPs, Pharmacopoeia, regulatory requirements for testing and validation pertaining to the Pharmaceutical Industry
Understanding of testing techniques required in determining the quality and efficacy of parenteral products preferably with reference to cell therapy products.
Proven Investigation skills and technical writing skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Strong 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 to work in shifts, flexibel with your schedule, and work overtime as needed
Willingness to travel to the US site for training purposes is a plus
More information?

Applications can be submitted using the ‘apply” button. Would you like to know more before you apply? Please contact the recruitment desk via careersEU@kitepharma.com. Or call our recruitment desk: +3120 237 43 91.

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Senior Quality Control Technician - Microbiology

About Kite Pharma, A GILEAD Company

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 Europe is currently adding additional talent as it focuses on developing the European Region in support of providing maximum access to patients with unmet needs. We’re building a state-of-the art manufacturing site in the Netherlands (Amsterdam-Hoofddorp).

We’re currently seeking to recruit highly motivated talents for different positions, to join us and be part of our exciting journey in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies and their translation to the treatment of patients with cancer.

Department Description

As QC Microbiology Technician you’ll be joining a newly formed team in which people of all backgrounds and experiences are respected, and where working together focused on saving lives, by finding the cure for cancer, is a daily activity.

You’ll be reporting to the manager QC Microbiology.

Your challenge

In this role, you will ensure that all environmental components in the clean rooms are adequately monitored and perform visual inspection of the final product. Due to the nature of the treatment this role requires high level of proficiency and ownership of the process, with the highest skill level of aseptic and sterile techniques. You will be able to develop yourself in tech transfers from the US to the EU, since we are in start up fase in the EU. You also get the chance to develop, revise and review SOP's and make a substantial contribution to our treatment and the growth and development of Kite Pharma.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

Transfer tech from the US to the EU, during start up.
Perform environmental monitoring of clean rooms
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
Develop, revise and review SOP’s
Conduct investigations regarding out of specifications (OOS) results and address and manage deviations related to micro procedures
Routine maintenance of lab equipment and lab spaces
Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology preferred with 2 to 6 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
Flexibility to work in shifts and irregular hours as required, weekend shift likely as well
More information?

Applications can be submitted using the ‘apply” button. Would you like to know more before you apply? Please contact me, Janne Bruntink - talent acquisition specialist, via: careersEU@kitepharma.com. Or call our recruitment desk: +3120 237 43 91.

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