Internship, Engineer/Scientist

Employer
AveXis Inc.
Location
Durham, NC, US
Posted
Dec 01, 2018
Ref
2018-2776
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Overview

Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings 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 in the midst 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 summer intern will work at the AveXis North Carolina site on various activities including, but not limited to, facility start-up, equipment commissioning, product technology transfer and process validation preparation.

Responsibilities of primary importance are to ensure the successful time-sensitive start-up of the facility and readiness for process validation and GMP manufacturing. Complete requisite training as well as all applicable policies and procedures related to the specific job function. The successful candidate will take accountability to ensure all documentation is complete and accurate, so issues can be addressed real time.

Responsibilities

  • Project based scope will include support for process technology transfer documentation and validation protocols.
  • Support the product requirements to ensure that all products are produced according to plan.
  • Ensure cGMP documentation is filled out correctly, training is current, and all Quality requirements are being followed.
  • Maintain quality standards to meet cGMP requirements, CFR's, and internal company policies directly related to the manufacturing process.
  • Support tech transfer of new products and processes to ensure smooth transition from development into GMP manufacturing.


Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a 4 year program or recently completed a bachelor's degree in engineering or life sciences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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.