Senior Manager, Medical Information

AveXis Inc.
Bannockburn, IL, US
Oct 07, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical setting for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101. We are at the beginning of an incredible journey, and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company , is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

The Senior Manager of Medical Information reports to the Director or Senior Director of Global Medical Information and supports the provision of technical and medical information with high quality customer service, researches and prepares responses for escalated medical inquiries as well as Scientific Response Documents related to multiple or assigned therapeutic areas.


  • Collaborates with Medical Information leadership to manage medical information deliverables.
  • Supports the development of Medical Information content (e.g. SRLs, FAQs and Literature Searches). Ensures that content allows for scientific exchange (non-promotional, truthful, and fair and balanced).
  • Supports system to manage medical inquiries to Field Based Medical Teams.
  • Supports insight reports based on medical inquiries received.
  • Supports pharmacovigilance and product supply functions to ensure timely processing of potential safety and product compliant issues.
  • Supports compliance with corporate policies and procedures, as well as, US healthcare laws and regulations.


  • PhD or PharmD required.
  • 3 - 5 years' experience in medical information; or equivalent experience; Neurology experience preferred, including a residency program in Medical Information.
  • Proven track record of successful medical information in prior biopharmaceutical companies; ideally in a small company environment; can easily point to examples including applying IT solutions fulfill medical information requests and manage medical information capabilities.
  • Occasional travel (up to 20%) for conferences and meetings.
  • Successful experience in fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Fit with AveXis culture and values.
  • Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
  • Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward all customers and coworkers.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of AveXis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.