• AveXis
  • $159,180.00 -159,180.00/year*
  • Elk Grove Village , IL
  • Non-Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 209 E Elk Grove Blvd

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Ready 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 Senior Manager, Medical Training will be responsible for designing and developing Medical Training materials to support the onboarding of new hires and continuing education of the Medical teams in all regions (e.g., EMEA, Japan, APAC, and LACAN) about the overall industry, the disease states, and products addressing the therapeutic needs across current and future programs. He or she will collaborate cross-functionally to design, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs. Strong communication and collaboration skills along with scientific acumen and knowledge of adult learning principles are required to enable success.


  • Conduct needs assessments and design and adapt optimal training programs for onboarding and ongoing education on new data and innovations in the treatment landscape in order to enable AveXis personnel, both in the home office and field, with the knowledge and skills required to successfully engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop impactful, interactive programs by utilizing a variety of innovative approaches, including: blended, experiential, media based, instructor-led, 1:1 training, performance support, and other emerging technologies.
  • Manage training projects and oversee vendors to ensure development of scientifically accurate training materials that aligned with the Scientific Communications Platform.
  • Evaluate training effectiveness using surveys, knowledge checks, and simulations.
  • Manage the submission and review of materials to incorporate all appropriate stakeholder requirements, and ensure approved, compliant training.
  • Maintain a central repository for training materials so that they are easily retrieved by the Medical team and other internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain keen understanding of training needs and stay current with industry trends to deploy most effective training methods for adult learning.


  • Graduate scientific degree (Neurodegenerative disease and/or pediatric specialty preferred).
  • Minimum of two - three years of Medical Affairs experience required.
  • Proficiency in the drug development process (pre-clinical, to clinical, to commercialization).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong formal presentation skills.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Proven work experience as a training manager in scientific industry.
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods for adult learning.
  • Track record of efficiently managing multiple projects/priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate collaboration with both external physicians/scientists and numerous in-house support groups, preferred.
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and integrity, represent the company's high ethics, moral behavior, and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain scientific credibility while being commercially supportive, and to communicate scientific results and effectively respond to data queries from customers and/or consultants.
  • High proficiency in problem solving ability and strong scientific analytical skills.
  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 25% at times is required.

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.


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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