Project Manager - Scheduling

AveXis Inc.
Durham | US-IL-Libertyville, NC, US
Oct 09, 2019
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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.

AveXis is seeking a project manager to provide support to Program teams. Must be highly motivated, organized, solution-oriented, and efficient with strong technical aptitude and the ability to work effectively with multiple team members. This will be a fast-paced role within a cross functional project team.


  • Works closely with Program Leaders to develop project plans, risk mitigation strategies and timelines/milestones.
  • Interfaces with functional group leaders including Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Supply Chain to ensure aligned strategies, timelines.
  • Manages project meeting content, project objectives and progress to ensure adherence to project plans.
  • Reports on project progress identifying issues and risks and offering viable solutions and opportunities as they arise.
  • Implements change practices.
  • Leads meetings with workstream leaders and set expectations for project teams.


  • Bachelor's degree required in science-related field.
  • 7 years of relevant experience with experience in a cGMP environment.
  • PMP certification desired. Strong project management, budget and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple high-level parallel tasks effectively using technology (i.e. MS Project, Power Point), work unsupervised and possess the ability to apply new techniques using strong prioritization skills.
  • Must display effective planning, organizational, and critical thinking skills, innovativeness, and keen attention to detail and excellent follow through.
  • The incumbent must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Approximately 20% travel required.

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.