Quality Control Technician (Microbiology - Day Shift)

Employer
AveXis Inc.
Location
Libertyville, IL, US
Posted
Oct 18, 2019
Ref
2019-4362
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.

AveXis is seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a Quality Control Microbiology Technician. This position will work with the Quality Control team in supporting our efforts in this exciting new area of gene therapy. This position will be responsible for environmental monitoring, product and raw material testing, and other general QC microbiology sampling and testing processes.

Responsibilities

  • Perform environmental and utilities monitoring in clean rooms and subsequent analyses.
  • Perform bioburden, endotoxin, and cell culture assays.
  • Perform general microbiology laboratory support assays, such as media qualification and organism identification.
  • Perform general laboratory duties such as stocking and ordering supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or related discipline or Associate's degree with a preference for experience within a laboratory setting.
  • Ability to gown for entry into Aseptic core and supporting areas and lift approximately 25 pounds.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications.
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team environment.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with proven ability to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of core duties.
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment.

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.

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