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Novartis Gene Therapies Intern, Manufacturing in Longmont, Colorado


Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

Novartis Gene Therapies is seeking an intern to support the Manufacturing team at the Colorado site with various activities including, but not limited to, production of product, troubleshoot and/or validate equipment, help drive process improvements, and help investigate deviations.

Responsibilities of primary importance are to ensure the successful time-sensitive GMP manufacture and release of gene therapy products with minimal to zero deviations, promote a culture of quality and compliance while driving a sense of continuous improvement and operational excellence. Complete requisite training as well as all applicable policies and procedures related to the specific job function. The successful candidate will take accountability to ensure all documentation is complete and accurate.


  • Project based scope could include manufacturing operations, documentation support, continuous improvement, and/or technology implementation.

  • Support the product requirements to ensure that all products are produced according to plan.

  • Ensure cGMP documentation is being filled out correctly, training is current, and all Quality requirements are being followed.

  • Responsible for maintaining quality standards to meet cGMP standards and internal company procedures directly related to the manufacturing process.

  • Support tech transfer of new products and processes to ensure smooth transition from process development into GMP manufacturing.

  • Look for opportunities to implement operational excellence and continuous improvement.

  • Partner with Quality to ensure a quality and compliant manufacturing environment.


  • Enrolled in a 4 year program with a major in biochemistry, biochemical engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering or life sciences.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience in leading projects.

  • 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.

Novartis Gene Therapies 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.

The hourly rate for this internship is approximately $21.00/hour. The hourly rate offered may vary based on year in school and major.


Job Locations US-CO-Longmont

Posted Date 4 months ago (9/17/2020 5:32 PM)

Job ID 2020-5592

# of Openings 1

Category Manufacturing