BioProcess Technician I (Downstream)
Company: AveXis Inc.
Posted on: June 13, 2019
Overview Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies
into the clinical and commercial settings for patients and families
devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is
advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening
genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene
therapy candidate, AVXS-101 (ZOLGENSMA--). We are in the midst of
an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to
join us on this important mission. AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company
, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing
and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from
rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our
initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene
therapy product candidate currently in development for the
treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading
genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA
Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted
AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of
SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track
Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to
developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to
develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases,
including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide
dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene. The BioProcess Technician I is responsible
for assisting with the manufacturing operations process at the
plant. This individual will work on the manufacturing floor to
produce media/buffer preparation, learn to troubleshoot equipment,
stock items in supply/ production / warehouse areas, standardize
equipment and clean the production equipment. Responsibilities
- Assist the team with manufacturing led investigations.
- Produce media/buffer preparation.
- Learn to troubleshoot equipment issues.
- Stock items in the supply, production and warehouse.
- Clean the production equipment.
- Acceptable candidate will adhere to the AveXis core values;
Integrity, Tenacity, Teamwork. Qualifications
- 0-1 years' experience in a GMP environment with targeted
biopharmaceutical training (Bioworks or equivalent) and/or related
military training also preferred.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Approximately 5% travel required.
- Must be able to routinely lift over 35 lbs. Must be able to
work alternate 10 or 12 hour shifts and weekends, as needed.
- Operates in a safe manner in order to avoid injury to self and
others. 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. 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. #LI-RL1
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