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Cell Therapy Specialist Internship

Hoofddorp, Netherlands

For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

About us

At Kite, we are at the forefront of immunotherapy and engineered T cell therapy. That means a fast moving and constantly changing environment, where we make discoveries every day – discoveries that include our own capabilities and our individual potential. Together with Gilead, our mother company, we have acquired additional technologies to support the development of next-generation cell therapies. Today, Kite is the leader in cell therapy

Internship overview/responsibilities:

The intern will be trained in Good Manufacturing Practices as well as the Kite production process and will be able to function as a Cell Therapy Specialist before the end of the internship. The intern will complete at least one improvement project to increase quality and/or efficiency, which will possibly result in obtaining a yellow belt in Lean Techniques

At the start of the internship, the intern will receive training from the dedicated training team on basic GMP and the Kite production process (e.g. aseptic handlings, cleanroom gowning, cell culture techniques) for a period of 6-8 weeks. Upon successful completion of this training the intern will join one of the production teams to function as a Cell Therapy Specialist for the remainder of the internship.

The intern will work in the production department of a brand-new-state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, where patient-based CAR-T and cancer treatments are being produced. Production occurs according to batch records and stand operation procedures and takes place in cleanrooms requiring full gowning to maintain a clean and aseptic environment. Interns will need to become successfully trained on the relevant parts of the production process as well as Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Documentation Practices during the first 6-8 weeks of internship. After that they join one of the rotating shift-teams to work on the production of cell therapy treatments and will be assigned an improvement project aimed at increasing quality and/or efficiency of the product and production process.

Student’s Profile

  • Be in your 4th year of Biology Medical Analyst studies or equivalent (MBO level)
  • Enrolled in school for entirety of the internship program
  • Available for shift work - 4 days per week (including weekends)
  • Be curious, self-motivated and interested in learning and growing
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced dynamic working environment
  • Have good judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and good English communication skills

Program structure

  • from 1st of September 2023
  • Internship duration of 40 weeks
  • Monthly remuneration and commuting allowance

Application process

If you would like to apply then please click on 'apply' and leave your personal data. Our Campus Recruiter will follow up with you and schedule a potential first interview via phone or online. After that we will schedule an interview with the Team Lead and if all goes well we will share with you an offer and hopefully welcome you to Kite!

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 .

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.

For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

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

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