Internship, Supplier Quality Associate

Employer
AveXis Inc.
Location
Libertyville, IL, US
Posted
Mar 07, 2019
Ref
2019-3132
Hotbed
BioMidwest
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 an AveXis site on various activities included, but not limited to, managing supplier quality data, assist electronic work flow testing and configurations, help drive process improvements, document management and any other departmental duties as seen necessary.

Responsibilities of primary importance are to ensure supplier data across different electronic and paper-based quality systems are accurate and up-to date, promote a culture of quality and compliance while driving a sense of continuous improvement and operational excellence. 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

  • Perform and support of the alignment of supplier quality data between ACE, QAD and paper-based documentation.
  • Support the design and testing of configurational updates of Supplier Record/Risk Assessment workflow in ACE.
  • Create charts and provide tracking for key metric related supplier quality documentation.
  • Look for opportunities to implement operational excellence and continuous improvement.


Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a 4 -year program completing a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering, or science related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • 3.0 GPA.


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.