Nkarta is a publicly traded (Nasdaq symbol NKTX), 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.
This is a lead role for the Facilities engineering and operation of a new commercial manufacturing, lab and headquarters facility located in South San Francisco, CA. The Director of Engineering, Facilities will take ownership of 1150 Veterans and all its facilities and processes supporting manufacturing, labs and office.
The Director will manage the functions of the facilities and engineering and maintenance groups and will have responsibility for planned, preventative and corrective maintenance, installation and modification of equipment, machinery, and buildings systems, utilizing both internal and contract resources across multiple sites. Position will be required to manage capital projects and equipment installs to support corporate and GMP locations as directed. This position also leads compliance activities for the Facilities Engineering Organization
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