Investigator I, Systems Biology

Investigator I, Systems Biology
The accountabilities and responsibilities of the Investigator I are to:

• Design and perform experimental work independently and engage in complex research requiring highly specific scientific knowledge
• Consistently analyze, evaluate and interpret complex data and results from various sources and draw relevant and innovative conclusions
• Identify and develop innovative solutions to experimental/scientific questions
• Generate rapid and accurate biopharmaceutical information on lead compounds
• Provide compound profiles in support of lead finding, selection and optimization
• Provide an improved standard of research with high quality hits and improved information for lead optimization
• Network internally and externally in order expand scientific knowledge and optimize contributions to projects and exploratory research
• Train junior members of team and actively coach them
• Act as back up for supervisor during absences on lab related decisions
• Present results internally/externally
• Write final reports and internal/external publications
• May have additional tasks (e.g., biosafety officer) or responsibilities
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• Understand principals underlying relevant technologies and protocols in own discipline
• Possess a thorough knowledge of the field including the scientific background and literature
• Demonstrate expertise of a particular technology and proficiency with full range of techniques used in job and core areas
• Have considerable knowledge of technologies/concepts in a broader scientific field
• Understand how projects fit into departmental goals
• Be familiar in dealing with the computational aspects of the discipline/technology including data handling and interpretation.
• Operate and perform routine trouble-shooting maintenance on instruments and evaluates new equipment
• Conduct activities and supervise lab in compliance with Novartis safety, waste disposal and other regulatory guidelines
• Write SOPs for department, where appropriate
• Have a working knowledge of relevant Novartis policies and procedures
• Responsible to understand and follow established HSE policies and procedures applicable to particular function and consult with line manager if further guidance or assistance on performing tasks safely is needed
• Identify and report unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident
• Complete training as required and use laboratory and personal protective equipment as required

Decision Making

• Independently conceive, execute and interpret a complete range of experiments in the discipline
• Provide direction on an improved standards of research
• Identify complex problems and provide innovative solutions
• Act as back up for supervisor on lab related decisions

Collaboration/Connectivity/Organizational Know-how

• Network internally and externally
• Train junior members of team and actively coach them
• Focus on customer need in research areas
• Possess a strong teamwork orientation, working both collegially and collaboratively

Academic and Other Key Requirements:

• PhD in an appropriate discipline and 1-2 years industrial or academic experience in a drug discovery or other related laboratory research
• Working knowledge in experimental design
• Recognized for astute scientific/drug discovery inquiry and a thorough knowledge of DA/FA literature
• Have bench experience
• Extensive library research skills
• Demonstrate Novartis Values & Behaviors
CVM Disease Area
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time