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QC Technician - Analytical

Job in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands
Posted

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

Science

Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

2 to 6 years

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Job Description

About Kite Pharma, A GILEAD Company

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 Europe is currently adding additional talent as it focuses on developing the European Region in support of providing maximum access to patients with unmet needs. We’re building a state-of-the art manufacturing site in the Netherlands (Amsterdam-Hoofddorp),.

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 QC Analytical Technician 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’ll be reporting to the Associate Director QC Analytical.

Your challenge

In this role, you will participate in tech transfers of analytical methods, during the start up of the new site and transfers of new products. You will also execute qualification and validation analytical methods en test all samples (raw material, in process, final product and validation samples). Due to the nature of the treatment this role requires high level of proficiency and ownership of the process, with the highest skill level of aseptic and sterile techniques. You will be able to develop yourself in tech transfers from the US to the EU, since we are in start up fase in the EU. You also get the chance to develop, revise and review SOP's and make a substantial contribution to our treatment and the growth and development of Kite Pharma. For a more extensive understanding of the responsibilities please see below.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

  • Participate in Tech Transfer of (Bio) Analytical methods, during startup of the site and transfer of new products
  • Execute qualification/validation of (Bio)Analytical methods
  • Perform testing of raw material, in process, final product and validation related samples
  • Conduct SOP updates
  • Assist in conducting lab investigations regarding out of specifications (OOS) results and deviations related to QC Analytical procedures
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation/ test methods
  • May serve as a technical resource within the department as well as cross functionally
  • Participate in routine maintenance of lab equipment and lab spaces
  • Coordinate waste management
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry/ Molecular Biology or equivalent preferred with 2 to 6 years of QC experience in the Biotech and/or Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Proficiency in Molecular Biology, Analytical and/or Biochemical testing techniques required in determining the quality and efficacy of parenteral products, preferably with reference to cell therapy products (e.g. Flow Cytometry/ ELISA/ qPCR)
  • Working Knowledge of cGMP, GLPs, Pharmacopoeia, regulatory requirements for testing and validation pertaining to the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Understanding of testing techniques required in determining the  quality and efficacy of parenteral products preferably with reference to cell therapy products
  • Proven Investigation skills and technical writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities
  • Ability to be flexible to work in shifts, flexible with your schedule, and work overtime as needed

More information?

Applications can be submitted using the ‘apply” button. Would you like to know more before you apply? Please contact the recruitment desk via careersEU@kitepharma.com.

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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 www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company.  Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all  employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws).  Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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For the past three decades, members of our team have been at the forefront of cancer immunotherapy. Today, we are a leader in engineered T cell therapy, changing the paradigm of cancer treatment with what is potentially the biggest breakthrough since the introduction of combination chemotherapy more than 60 years ago.

Pharmaceutical
Hoofddorp
2,000 employees