• Quality Control Technician (Microbiology)

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/5/2018 11:45 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2801
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Quality
  • 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. 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 highly motivated individual to join us as a Quality Control Microbiology Technician. This position will work with the Quality Control team in supporting our efforts in this exciting new area of gene therapy, responsible for environmental monitoring and product testing.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform environmental and utilities monitoring in clean rooms.
    • Perform bioburden, endotoxin and cell culture assays.
    • Perform general laboratory duties such as stocking and ordering supplies.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Microbiology or related discipline or Associate’s degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience working in a GMP QC Microbiology laboratory.
    • Ability to gown for entry into Aseptic core and supporting areas and lift approximately 25 pounds.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications.
    • Ability to communicate and work in a team environment.
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with proven ability to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
    • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of core duties.
    • Ability to think critically and demonstrate troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a cleanroom environment.

    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.

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