Batch Release Associate

Job Locations US-IL-Libertyville
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/21/2018 9:49 PM)
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Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical setting 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.  We are at the beginning of an incredible journey, and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.


The Batch Release Associate is responsible for the collection, review, and approval of upstream, downstream, and fill/finish manufacturing documentation in support of the manufacturing site. Will be responsible for making quality decisions, addressing and/or resolving problems based on written procedures and analysis. Will be responsible for communicating batch review status and issues effectively and promptly to all levels of the organization, as well as other departments such as Supply Chain and Manufacturing.


In addition to batch record review, job responsibilities include tasks associated with support of other quality systems included, but not limited to batch issuance, audit and Quality management review, change control, document management, and non-conformances. The Batch Release Associate will provide critical quality expertise to transition a novel gene therapy into a commercially approved product.  This individual must have a strong knowledge and application of the CFR's and cGMP's.   


• Responsible for ensuring the conformance of the manufacturing and packaging processes to cGMP, company policies and procedures.

• Responsible for the release of intermediate and final product material both internally and externally for the site

• Review and approve master production records

• Partners with manufacturing to resolve issues related to batch documentation

• Provides support to Batch Issuance processes • Performs mathematical calculations, including but not limited to: adds and subtracts, divides units of measures using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals, and percentage, volume weights, and elapsed time.

• Partners with cross-functional team to resolve documentation and batch related issues

• Create charts and provide tracking for key metric related batch record documentation. 

• Provides cGMP observations to management; presents information to employees and management 


• Minimum B.S. degree; life sciences background or emphasis preferred

• A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in pharmaceutical-based GMP manufacturing operations including direct experience in documentation review

• Experience with viral gene therapies and/or orphan disease indications is a plus

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to synthesize data and summarize outcomes to provide recommendations on compliant path forward; ideal applicant will be required to demonstrate high attention to detail, multi-tasking, and organization ability

• Proficiency in and knowledge of MS Office, deviation and CAPA management software, and document management systems.

Approximately 10% travel required


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.


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