Quality Control Technician (Microbiology-Night Shift)

Libertyville, IL, US
Dec 21, 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.

Novartis Gene Therapies 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.