Cell Therapy Specialist

Gilead (Hoofddorp NH, Nederland) 9 dagen geleden gepost

Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.


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Job Description

Kite is seeking a highly motivated individual with cell culture experience to work on innovative T cell therapy for cancer treatment. The Cell Therapy Specialist will be responsible for cell processing and cell expansion in a cGMP manufacturing facility.

In this role, you will work with other Cell Therapy Specialists utilizing GMP and Aseptic practices to manufacture and assemble blood derived components in a cleanroom environment. Due to the nature of the starting material (patient cells), this role requires high level of proficiency and ownership of the process, with the highest skill level of aseptic and sterile techniques.

Kite, A Gilead Company

At Kite, we are at the forefront of immunotherapy and engineered T cell therapy. We are helping change the paradigm of cancer treatment and we are revolutionizing individually tailored treatments. That means a fast moving and constantly changing environment, where we make discoveries every day – discoveries that include our own capabilities and our individual potential. 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 Cell Therapy Specialist 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 will be reporting to the Senior Manager Manufacturing.

Your responsibilities, among others, will be:

  • To perform all tasks associated with the manufacturing of clinical and commercial products in A and B grade area 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;
  • Draft new and revise existing manufacturing Batch records / SOP’s / WI’s to support process improvements and maintain GMP compliance;
  • 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;
  • To work in shifts and have the willingness to accommodate schedule adjustments.

Challenges of the role

  • Contribute to the growth of Kite
  • Ability to work in a brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant

Your profile

The ideal candidates for this position, 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.


  • MBO Level or higher plus additional qualifying experience.


  • Minimum of 3 years of cGMP experience in preferably a pharmaceutical / biotechnology or similar manufacturing environment;
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products.
  • Aseptic processing and cell culture processing in combination with cell culture equipment experience is a prerequisite;
  • Skilled in Microsoft word, Excel and data analysis.

Personal skills

  • Be passionate about following SOPs, 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)

As part of our recruitment process, you will be asked to complete a short 20-minute online Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) and/or a capability test.

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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 [...] Employment Opportunity (EEO)

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