Manufacturing Technician


Kite, A Gilead Company

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.

Department Description

As Manufacturing Technician (Cell Therapy Specialist) 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 Shift Supervisor.

Your responsibilities

In this role, you will ensure that all components are adequately supplied and kitted to follow the production schedule along with the formulation and verification of all media lots, and due to the nature of the starting material (patient cells) this role requires high level of proficiency and ownership of the process and media formulation, with the highest skill level of aseptic and sterile techniques.

Your responsibilities, among others, will be:

  • To perform all tasks associated with the manufacturing of clinical and commercial products following batch records and standard operating procedures (SOPs);
  • To work as part of a dedicated and committed team to execute GMP runs in close collaboration with Product Sciences, Material Management, and Quality Assurance & Quality Control;
  • To assist in the development and optimization of SOPs and batch records;
  • Assist in investigations required to manage deviations;
  • Assist in managing change controls;
  • To successfully troubleshoot processing and equipment issues;
  • To strictly comply with SOPs and cGMP regulations; accurately complete documentation associated with clinical and commercial manufacturing;
  • To ensure a consistent process execution to guarantee high quality output;
  • To maintain cleanroom in an optimal state;
  • To continuously look for improvements to the processes to increase quality and efficiency.

Challenges of the role

  • Contribute to the growth of Kite Pharma
  • Ability to work in a brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant

Your profile

The ideal candidates for this position, in combination with skills and knowledge, should also have a ‘hands-on, can-do’ mentality. You must also be comfortable with working in full gowning requirements in a completely aseptic environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree (University or HBO) or;
  • MBO Level plus additional qualifying experience.


  • A minimum of two (2) years of cGMP experience in a pharmaceutical / biotechnology manufacturing environment;
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing of biotechnology products, aseptic processing and cell culture products in combination with cell culture equipment experience;
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft word, Excel and data analysis.

Personal skills

  • Be passionate about following SOPs, curious and interested in learning and growing;
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced, growing company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities;
  • Be self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description;
  • Have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written English communication skills (essential in our collaborative work environment);
  • Have good judgment, problem solving and analytical skills.

Additional Requirements

  • Have the willingness to accommodate schedule adjustments, as well as off-shift and weekend assignments as workload dictates;
  • Have the ability to lift over 14 Kgs / 30 lbs when required.

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.

Apply now!

Would you like to know more before you apply? Please visit us at or contact Céline Dorrestijn, Junior Recruiter, Talent Acquisition (EMEA), at">

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.



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