Internship, Engineer/Scientist - Libertyville, Illinois

Employer
AveXis Inc.
Location
Libertyville, IL, US
Posted
Sep 10, 2019
Ref
2019-4176
Hotbed
BioMidwest
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Overview

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science, starting with our proprietary gene therapy for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). We are in the midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, a Novartis company, is dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product is a proprietary gene therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of pediatric patients with SMA. In addition to developing a treatment for SMA, AveXis also plans to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

The summer intern will work at the AveXis site on various activities including, but not limited to, equipment commissioning, product technology transfer, process validation preparation, data compilation and review, project execution, or investigation support.

Responsibilities of primary importance are to ensure the successful completion of assignments to support 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 and project deliverables are 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.
  • 3.00 GPA.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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.