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. 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 Director, Training and Development will report to the Sr. Director of Training and will be a key member of the training team within the company’s commercial organization. This position is based at AveXis’ headquarters in Bannockburn, IL. The Director, Training and Development will partner closely with cross-functional, commercial team members and leadership as well as the legal/compliance teams to develop training strategies and programs that support business objectives and strategic initiatives.
The Director, Training and Development will develop department learning strategies and overall design and delivery of the training programs necessary to enhance existing programs and to create effective training solutions to meet immediate and long-term goals of the commercial organization. The Director, Training and Development will consult with key team members and leadership to ensure ongoing training and development meets current commercial needs and is delivered effectively using adult learning principles. Finally, the Director, Training and Development will provide technical expertise, guidance and leadership to management of training curriculum design and delivery and serve as a program manager for programs whose outcome affects multiple areas of the commercial organization.
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.