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.
AveXis is seeking a Manager, Health and Safety to assist in the adherence to all Federal, State and Local requirements, as well as AveXis policies, strategies, initiatives and goals. This role will provide expert support to internal staff in anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling biosafety, chemical, and physical hazards. This position will serve as the Biological Safety Officer for the site providing technical direction and consultation for Biosafety Program-specific elements. The programs managed by this position may include but are not limited to: Biological Safety; Hazard Communication; Chemical Hygiene; Lockout/Tagout; Electrical Safety; Emergency Response; OSHA Recording-keeping; Incident/Illness tracking and trending, etc. This role will participate on multi-disciplinary teams that conduct work activity reviews, safety & health inspections, incident/near miss investigations, special projects, and assist with external regulatory agency inspections/communications. The Manager will join a site committed to EHS excellence and be an integral contributor to building a culture where all colleagues play an integral role in EHS success.
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.