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Gilead Sciences, Inc. Supervisor of cGMP Manufacturing in Frederick, Maryland

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Job Description

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every single day, we seek to establish a direct line between that purpose and our day-to-day work. Would you like to join us in this mission?!

We are seeking a highly effective Supervisor of cGMP Manufacturing to be responsible for supervising a team of cell culture manufacturing specialists in our commercial biotechnology facility in Frederick, MD.

This opportunity will allow a leader to supervise the on-the-floor operations of our commercial cell therapy manufacturing facility in a cGMP environment including building a team, and providing the necessary training and ongoing coaching, performance management and recognition of direct staff, including performing annual performance reviews.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Generate SOPs, MPRs, and SPRs for equipment and procedures used in routine biologics manufacture

  • Execute production and resource schedule against operational plan

  • Ensure performance of all process steps specific to the phase or stage of operation

  • Process monitoring, including manipulation of databases, documents and/or spreadsheets to support business reporting requirements

  • Review of completed manufacturing documentation per compliance standards and established timelines

  • Investigate and resolve problems, identifying root cause, and proposing process improvements through clear communication to senior leadership

  • Interact with outside vendors and senior management

  • Participate in multi-functional project teams, as necessary

  • Take corrective action to bring about required changes using change control procedures

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field (or equivalent experience required), 2+ years of experience supervising staff and 6+ years of manufacturing experience in a biotech manufacturing setting

  • Proven capability to build and lead a team as well as train entry-level personnel

  • Knowledgeable of the current Code of the Federal Regulations (CFR's) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP's)

  • Sufficient understanding of process, systems and equipment to troubleshoot problems and provide solutions to senior management

  • Sufficient knowledge of electronic quality systems

  • Able to work on off shift hours as well as part of the on-call rotation as needed is required; weekend shift likely

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are important in this collaborative work environment

  • High energy level and a positive outlook coupled with the requisite “can do” attitude and a willingness to do what it takes to achieve personal and organizational goals and overcome obstacles

  • Willingness to think outside of the box and adapt standard methodologies to our small, but growing environment

  • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment

  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility

  • Previous cell culture experience preference but not required

Does this sound like you? If so, apply today!


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 .

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Change The World With Us

Everyone at Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every day, we aim to establish a direct line between that purpose and ourday-to-day work.

We are creating Kite together, with the recognition that the best teams are built by the best people. We maintain an attitude of curiosity, and creativity with each challenge as we develop a new market for cancer therapies. We appreciate and respect one another, and most importantly, we don’t take success for granted.

While we’ve come a long way to make what others viewed as impossible, possible, we know one thing is certain. Today is just the beginning.