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QC Specialist I - Logistics - $8,000* Sign On

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionKite is a cell therapy company that is focused on providing patients with highly effective, life-saving therapies. We have two commercial products, Yescarta - and Tecartus -, along with a robust pipeline of various autologous and allogeneic clinical programs. Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal - curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Join us in our mission!The Global Raw Materials & Reagents, Center of Excellence (GRM&R CoE) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Quality Control Specialist I. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting QC sampling and inspection of incoming raw materials and submission of samples to internal and external testing labs. This individual will routinely collaborate with other functional groups at Kite to ensure timely disposition of raw materials in support of production within a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) environment.Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Under guidance and supervision, perform the primary duties of QC sampling and inspection of incoming raw materials and associated documentation, submission of samples to internal and external labs, and coordinate shipment of samples to contract test labs and/or other Kite sites.
  • Support team with tracking of raw materials sample requests to the Kite and 3PL warehouses.
  • As needed, travel to Kite El Segundo site to perform incoming raw material sampling and inspection. Support sampling of raw material retains and annual inspection.
  • Maintain internal and external test results, and work with internal departments on timely raw material release.
  • Review raw material packets with attention to detail and applied GDP/GMP practices and submit to Quality Assurance group for lot disposition.
  • Keep laboratory area clean and ensures routine and proper disposal of dispositioned raw materials.
  • Support and participate in laboratory OOS investigations, deviations, CAPAs, and Change Controls related to raw material sampling, inspection, testing, and release process as appropriate.
  • Support team members with other duties as required, such as gathering documentation and data entry.
  • Participate as needed in the testing of raw materials by following analytical methods, compendial methods, and/or analytical procedures such as, pH, Osmolality, Density, Conductivity, Visual Inspection in support of in-house raw material testing.
  • As needed, compile data for trending or investigation purposes.Basic Requirements:
    • Master's Degree OR
    • Bachelor's Degree with 2+ years of experience in the biotech/biopharmaceutical setting OR
    • Associate Degree with 4+ years of experience in the biotech/biopharmaceutical setting OR
    • High School Degree with 5+ years of experience in the biotech/biopharmaceutical settingPreferred Requirements:
      • Strong understanding and experience operating within a GMP environment
      • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to keep track of multiple ongoing projects
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision and must be adaptable to a dynamic and fast-paced environment
      • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills a must
      • Experience with compendial methods preferable
      • Experience with quality systems and investigations preferable
        • This Position qualifies for a $8,000 Sign-on Bonus, $4,000 payable within 30 days of start date and $4,000 payable following 6 months of continuous employment. Payments are subject to a 1-year repayment agreement from date of payment issue. Applies to external hires only.#QCQA123

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