Internship, Manufacturing Associate/BioProcess

AveXis in Longmont, CO

  • Industry: Engineering - Biological And Biomedical Engineer
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $98,200.00 - 149,250.00 / Year*
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.

The Summer Intern will work at an AveXis site on various activities included, but not limited to, produce product, troubleshoot and/or validate equipment, help drive process improvements, help investigate deviations, provide market and other strategic analysis, and/or work with supply chain vendors.

Responsibilities of primary importance are to ensure the successful time-sensitive GMP manufacture and release of gene therapy products with minimal to zero deviations, promote a culture of quality and compliance while driving a sense of continuous improvement and operational excellence. Complete requisite training as well as all applicable policies and procedures related to the specific job function. The successful candidate will take accountability to ensure all documentation is complete and accurate, so issues can be addressed real time.

Responsibilities

  • Project based scope could include manufacturing operations, documentation support, continuous improvement, and/or technology implementation.
  • Support the product requirements to ensure that all products are produced according to plan.
  • Ensure cGMP documentation is being filled out correctly, training is current and all Quality requirements are being followed.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality standards to meet cGMP requirements, CFR's, and internal company policies directly related to the manufacturing process.
  • Support tech transfer of new products and processes to ensure smooth transition from process development into GMP manufacturing.
  • Look for opportunities to implement operational excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Partner with Quality to ensure a quality and compliant manufacturing environment.


Qualifications

  • Enrolled in a 4 year program in biochemistry, chemical engineering, bioengineering or life sciences.
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience in leading projects.


Additional Requirements:

Must be able to routinely lift over 35 lbs.

Other Duties

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.
Associated topics: biochemistry, bioengineering, biology, biomaterials, biomechanics, bioprocess, hereditary, neuro, nutrition, pain

* Estimated salary


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