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Veterans Preferred - Data Quality Engineer - Analytical Development

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 18, 2022

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Job Description


Associate Scientist - AD Data Quality Engineer

We are seeking a talented and motivated biologist with interest at expanding their capabilities into lab process automation. A candidate who has a passion for laboratory executions specializing in cell biology and multi parametric flow cytometry based immunophenotyping, analysis of the data and its organization and presentation.The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and engineering automation solutions to optimize the execution of flow cytometry and cell biology-based methods for analytical method development for GMP release, characterization, and analytical method technology transfer to appropriate cross functional partners. In addition, the Associate Scientist may be asked to extend offer of automation optimized solutions to other analytical platforms including ELISA and nucleic acid amplification methods. The Associate Scientist could work on critical cross-functional projects with the Process Design, Research, Translational Medicine, and/or QC teams to enable manufacturing process, formulation, and drug product development of Kite's


  • Apply automation optimized solutions to complex and scientifically demanding flow cytometry based analytical methods.
  • Assist colleagues at performing automation process robustness of automated methods.
  • Initiate, plan, execute and troubleshoot automation optimized flow cytometry-based development projects with general supervision.
  • Conduct experiments by rigorously implementing approved protocols and following good documentation practices.
  • Systematically record data, make detailed observations and analyze the results of laboratory operations to ensure compliance to appropriate test methods, specifications, and protocols.
  • May be requested to participate at preparation of SOPs, technical reports and test method documents that support method development activities.
  • Participate in meetings, present data, lead discussions in internal meetings and provide the expertise in areas of responsibility.
  • Operate and troubleshoot laboratory instrumentation that is used routinely in execution of assays.
  • Support testing as needed to enable process development, innovation and investigations.

    Basic Qualifications :
    • Master's Degree in Computer, Life, or Physical sciences or related discipline with 3+ years of industry experience or
    • Bachelor's Degree in with 6+ years of industry experience or
    • High School Diploma and 10+ years of industry experience
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience with automation optimized workstations and respective scheduling control software - Vworks, Fluent, Overlord, etc.
      • Familiarity with scripting and programming tools such as JavaScript, C+/++, etc. or equivalent that enhance performance of automation solutions.
      • Knowledge and experience in flow cytometry data analysis using FACSDiva, FlowJo, Cytexpert and other relevant software and their configuration requirements to managing data locally and remotely (shared drive access)
      • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, statistical data analysis software (e.g. Prism, JMP) and other applications
      • Ability to think critically and demonstrate analytical problem-solving skills
      • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and a strong team player
      • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description
      • Experience and aptitude in working in a multidisciplinary laboratory environment with moderate supervision



        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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        As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

        Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Kite has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

        For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.



        Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

        Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

        For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

        Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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