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Senior Research Associate I

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSenior Research Associate, Analytical DevelopmentJob DescriptionKite is seeking a highly motivated individual with analytical development and support experience to work on innovative T cell therapy for cancer treatment. The Senior Research Associate of Analytical Development (AD) will be mainly responsible for deep analytical characterization of cell therapy products at different developmental stages and oversee the maintenance of analytical instruments. You will also be assisting in planning and executing laboratory studies, analyze/review experimental data and carefully document resultant information.Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Execute ELISA and/or PCR testing on a regular basis or as needed, in support of process development and product characterization
  • Perform data analysis, data reporting, and further statistical analysis with advanced analysis software
  • Assist in data verification to ensure data integrity
  • Implement reagent titration, lot-checking, and maintain proficiency testing database
  • Transfer ELISA and/or PCR assays from the method development group to analytical testing group
  • Develop templates for standard operating procedures and analytical test methods
  • Write, review and edit accurate technical documents
  • Assist in developing, qualifying, executing and documenting PCR methods to study and characterize processes for production of T cell therapies
  • Provide user training on instruments, sample analysis, and cross-train analysts on analytical methods
  • Coordinates activities for members of project teams in the initiation and execution of laboratory experimentation
  • Participate in sampling and study plan meetings to support different functional areas within Process Development
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned to reflect changes in business processes.Requirements
    • MS degree with 0+ years of experience
    • BSc degree with 2+ years industry experience in cell therapy or related area.
    • HS Diploma with 5+ years' experience also considered.Additional Qualifications
      • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of ELISA or PCR method development, and technical knowledge of instruments, method controls and experience with reagent inventory management systems such as FreezerWorks or Freezerpro
        • Basic knowledge in analytical techniques such as qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA and microbiology techniques
        • Understand deep characterization knowledge in patient materials, product knowledge, and process characterization
        • Demonstrates emerging ability in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results and interpreting experimental outcomes
        • Ability to follow laboratory procedures with attention to detail, and successfully execute experiments at the bench
        • Ability to think critically, demonstrate troubleshooting and problem solving skills
        • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
        • Previous experience with other technologies is a plus
        • Experience with the use of Microsoft word, Excel, Power Point, Smartsheet, Prism, JMP, and other data analysis applications
        • Highly collaborative with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
        • Ability to think critically with demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
        • Comfortable working in a fast-paced company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload/assignments based upon changing priorities
          • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description#LI-ML1#IND123

Keywords: Kite Pharma, Santa Monica , Senior Research Associate I, Other , Santa Monica, California

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