Quality Control Supervisor (Biochemistry-Night Shift)

Libertyville, IL, US
Oct 22, 2020
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.

The Quality Control (QC) Group is part of the Quality organization and is responsible for testing of raw materials, in-process, release, and stability samples. The QC Supervisor will be primarily responsible for overseeing testing which is performed by the QC Analysts. In this role, they will supervise a team of QC Analysts. Additionally, the QC Supervisor will review data, perform administrational duties associated with a leadership role, and actively perform testing if needed.

The successful candidate will work in a cGLP environment and must have working knowledge of a QC environment, the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects concurrently, have strong meeting facilitation and conflict resolution skills, a strong technical writing capability, be action oriented and compliant minded. Skills in statistics required to effectively analyze trends is also desired.

  • Oversee the daily activities within the QC department in an efficient manner, assuring that the Novartis Gene Therapies core values (Integrity, Tenacity, and Teamwork) are reinforced.
  • Perform mid-year and end of year evaluations.
  • Lead and coach a team of QC Analysts.
  • Drive testing efficiencies in order to reduced testing time and costs, improve compliance, and reduce safety risks.
  • Perform equipment repair.
  • Assure training is up to date for the team.
  • Conflict resolution, problem solving in a cross functional setting, and ability to meet testing timelines.
  • Ability to adhere to standard timeline and escalate actions appropriately for resolution in a timely manner.
  • Support strategic proposals, progress updates and presentations to all levels of the site organization.

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science or equivalent combination of education with strong and broad relevant experience.
  • Prior leadership experience is desired but not required.
  • Prior experience testing in a GLP environment is required.
  • Investigational skills with respect to laboratory investigations required.
  • Must work well on a team and be able to trouble shoot and problem solve in a cross functional team setting.
  • Must be proactive, action oriented, and have the ability to adapt to change.
  • Must be able to identify and flag risks in a timely manner to keep deliverables on track.
  • Must have strong communication skills both verbally and written.
  • Must have proven logic and decision-making abilities, critical thinking skills.
  • Must be able to accommodate testing schedule as required.
  • The ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization is 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.

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.