Automation Intern

Durham, NC, US
Nov 12, 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 an intern student enrolled in an electrical, computer, mechanical, chemical engineering or related degree program at a 4-year college institution to work within our Operational Technology/Automation Engineering team (OT/A). This team is responsible for all automation activities at the Novartis Gene Therapies manufacturing facility in Durham, NC, including process control systems, automated process equipment, and network infrastructure. The selected student will be responsible for supporting OT/A engineers in maintaining, troubleshooting, and modifying the GMP and non-GMP control systems and infrastructure. Specific systems include plant wide Distributed Control System (DeltaV), Building Management System (Rockwell SCADA) and 3rd party local control systems.


Be part of a team of automation engineers supporting the manufacturing facility. Assist other automation engineers with small projects, systems administration and ensuring highly available system for the manufacturing process.

  • Enrolled in a 4-year engineering (electrical, computer, mechanical, chemical) or related field of study
  • Interest in software/hardware to control manufacturing equipment
  • Previous experience with control systems (DCS, PLC) and/or manufacturing systems a plus

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.