At Kite, we are at the forefront of immunotherapy and engineered T cell therapy. We are helping change the paradigm of cancer treatment and we are revolutionizing individually tailored treatments. 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.
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.
As QC Technician – Sample Management you’ll be joining a 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.
QC Sample management is a unit within the QC Services Department. QC Services is a service unit providing services involving Data management, LIMS support, sample management, material management of the Laboratories, Incoming Goods sample management and laboratory equipment lifecycle management. The team is diverse, enthusiastic and hard working.
You’ll be reporting to the QC Team Lead Sample management.
In this role, you will ensure support of high quality for Quality Control and operations while ensuring compliance of protocols, GXP and safety regulations. Due to the nature of the treatment, this role requires high level of proficiency and ownership of the process, with the highest skill of aseptic techniques and precision. You will participate in development of the sample management laboratory of the manufacturing site and make a substantial contribution to our treatment and the growth and development of Kite Pharma.
Your responsibilities, among others, will be:
Receive of QC samples and EM plates
Processing QC samples (Centrifuge, aliquot by pipetting)
Distribution of QC samples to QC labs
Ship samples off site for testing
Develop, revise and review procedures
Perform inventory management of lab supplies and materials
Housekeeping of sample management area
Review of logbooks, sample submission forms and other relevant QCSM documents.
Perform the APH accession.
Perform routine maintenance of lab equipment and lab areas
Perform supporting assays such as incubation of EM samples and particle isolation
Perform other duties as required
Challenges of the Role
Working in a fast-paced environment
Improvement of current procedures and workflows
Timely processing of a continuous sample flow at a high pace
High quality with a minimum of deviations (First time right)
Interaction with several department and keeping the overview
The ideal candidate for this position, has a hands-on mentality and thrives in a fast-paced environment. At sample management a strong sense of organization is required to ensure that the sample flow is not compromised. The ideal candidate must be willing to work in shifts and overtime when needed. Basic laboratory techniques are required and preferable QC experience. The QC Service department finds team spirit important and therefore also open to help out other teams within QC.
Middelbaar Laboratorium Onderwijs (MLO, Preferable level 4) or similar educational background.
Understanding of aseptic techniques
Proficiency in Microsoft office applications
Verbal communication skills and able to read in English are essential in this collaborative work environment.
Pipetting skills with high precision and accuracy is required
QC experience in a technical role in the biotech and/or Pharmaceutical Industry.
Sample management experience.
Sample shipment experience.
Assisting with investigations
Knowledge of GMP, GDP and SOP’s
Hands-on, roll up your sleeves mentality
Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
Strong organizational skills
Working independently with minimum guidance
Working in shifts (including weekends, early mornings and (late) evenings and bank holidays)
Work overtime as needed
As we extend our global reach, we need colleagues interested in change, in challenge, and in building a new future together.
If you have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and feel that the moment has come for you to be part of such an exciting journey towards eliminating the burden of chronic cancer care, don’t miss out on this opportunity to join us and discover your sense of purpose.
Only candidates in possession of a valid EU work permit will be considered.
Recruitment agencies: We seldom make use of agencies, and when we do, we have a PSL in place. We would appreciate if you did not contact hiring managers or the recruitment team directly, since we will not be able to respond to you.