Internship, Process Engineer - Durham, North Carolina
Company: AveXis Inc.
Posted on: October 12, 2019
OverviewReady to join a team committed to developing and
commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated
by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing
cutting-edge science, starting with our proprietary gene therapy
for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). We are in the
midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate
individuals to join us on this important mission.AveXis, a Novartis
company, is dedicated to developing and commercializing novel
treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening
neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product is a proprietary
gene therapy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for
the treatment of pediatric patients with SMA. In addition to
developing a treatment for SMA, AveXis also plans to develop other
novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett
syndrome and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis caused
by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.The Process
Engineer Summer Intern will work projects and tasks within
engineering, validation and maintenance support to the process
manufacturing equipment, facility and utilities at the
manufacturing site. Equipment that the student may work with may
include processing equipment such as bioreactors, tangential flow
filtration, chromatography, filling equipment, support systems such
as incubators, freezers biosafety cabinets, offline benchtop
instruments or facility/utility systems. Responsibilities
- Participate with teams to problem solve any technically related
issues impacting production.
- Work to ensure equipment reliability and maintenance strategies
that are compliant, effective and cost appropriate.
- Monitor equipment performance.
- Work on projects with objectives working with user requirements
and business plans.
- Assist the technical operations team to resolve any issues
related to production. Qualifications
- Enrolled in a 4 year program, or recently completed a
bachelor's degree in biochemistry, chemical engineering, or
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- 3.0 GPA
- Must be able to routinely lift over 35 lbs.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
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