Nkarta Therapeutics is a publicly traded (Nkarta NKTX symbol), South San Francisco headquartered, early-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of allogeneic, off-the-shelf engineered natural killer, or NK, cell therapies to treat cancer.
Founded in 2015 at the birthplace of biotechnology, our development pipeline of engineered NK cell therapy candidates includes two co-lead clinical programs, NKX101 and NKX019. Clinical trials for 101 are in process; 019 will begin in H2 2021. Nkarta recently announced a collaboration with CRISPR Therapeutics, a world leader in gene-based medicines, for the development and commercialization of up to three new cell therapy candidates and access to clinically validated CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering.
Complementing our broad research and development capabilities, Nkarta has also built an extensive cell therapy manufacturing operation. We have a 2,700-square foot clinical good manufacturing practice, or cGMP, facility on-site at our primary corporate location in South San Francisco, California. We plan to start in-house manufacturing of NKX019 in 2021 and NKX101 in 2022. We are also currently designing a separate, larger cGMP facility, to supply our anticipated pivotal clinical trial and commercial needs.
Nkarta offers a unique opportunity for a highly motivated QA Specialist to join our growing Quality Assurance team. This role will be integral in building, automating and continuous improving the GxP Quality Management Systems. It will oversee activities related to the operation, efficiency, and compliance of quality systems and programs such as Deviation Management, CAPA, Change Control, Data Integrity, Metrics, Vendor Management and Audits, Internal Audits, and Management Review.
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This position requires the ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The common requirements of an office environment (computers, computer screens, workstations, etc.) apply. Car and airplane travel might be required for this role.
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