Manufacturing Science and Technology Intern

Durham, NC, US
Oct 14, 2020
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? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

Novartis Gene Therapies is seeking a Manufacturing Science and Technology Intern to assist with technical support of the manufacturing process. Internship will generally involve a single project to assist with process characterization, improvements, technical transfer, or data analysis.


Typical job responsibilities or projects associated with MSAT internships involve working with operations and quality on specific process improvement initiatives. Participating in the planning and deliverables for technical transfer of new processes to the GMP manufacturing plant. Use statistical, data analytics, and data science tools and process modeling to analyze and identify insights from process data. Assisting in the investigation and root cause analysis of manufacturing issues and proposal and implementation of appropriate corrective actions.

  • Candidates must be currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in engineering, science, or related discipline. No prior experience is required.
  • Candidates should have ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Candidates should have effective problem-solving, collaboration, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Candidates should have previous process development, research, or manufacturing experience.
  • Candidates should have strong technical competency and a desire to innovate.
  • Candidates should have experience in computer programming, modeling, data science, and/or data analytics.

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.

Novartis Gene Therapies 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.