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Scientist - Analytical Operations - II

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Location: Santa Monica, California

Date Posted: 12 Jan, 2021

Principal duties/Roles and responsibilities:
Kite is seeking a highly motivated individual with analytical development and support experience to work on innovative T cell therapy for cancer treatment. The Scientist 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.
• Execute flow cytometric 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
• Maintain, calibrate and operate flow cytometry analytical equipment and BD cell sorter
• Implement reagent titration, lot-checking, and maintain proficiency testing database
• Transfer flow cytometry 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 =10 color flow cytometry 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.

• BSc or MSc degree with 3 plus years experience in cell therapy areas.
• Demonstrated strong knowledge of developing flow cytometry methods, and technical knowledge of instrument, method controls
• Proficient in operating CytoFLEX S/LX, BD FACSCanto, BD FACSAria II and CliniMACS
• Excellent skill in Microsoft word, Excel, MS Teams, Prism, Diva, CytEXPERT, and FlowJo data analysis software
• 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
• Highly collaborative with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication 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

Education: Bachelors Degree

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