Molecular & Cellular Biologist, Exploratory Immuno-Oncology

Molecular & Cellular Biologist, Exploratory Immuno-Oncology
The Novartis Exploratory Immuno-Oncology department is seeking a talented, highly motivated molecular and cellular biologist. The candidate will work with multi-disciplinary teams and play a key role in advancing IO drug discovery projects as well as identifying novel therapeutic targets and approaches to benefit cancer patients. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.

Key responsibilities
•Characterize drug-mediated effects on immune cells using traditional immunological assays such as flow cytometry, ELISA or MSD, and investigate the underlying molecular and immune mechanisms.
•Independently design and conduct experiments.
•Analyze, interpret and communicate data in lab and team meetings.
•Maintain an electronic lab notebook and contribute to support documentation.
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
• BS/MS in Immunology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related disciplines with 5+ years of research experience.
• Hands-on experience with multi-color FACS analysis and standard molecular and cell biology techniques (e.g. PBMC/T cell isolation and culture, RT-qPCR, Western blotting, immunofluorescent staining) is required.
• Previous experience and knowledge on genetic or phenotypic screen in primary cells and cellular metabolism is a plus.

Why consider Novartis?

927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time