BS/MS Immuno-Oncology Scientist

BS/MS Immuno-Oncology Scientist
817 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. 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?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Novartis Exploratory Immuno-Oncology group. We are dedicated to discovering innovative immunotherapeutic modalities, with an emphasis on the development of chimeric antigen receptors for T cell based therapy, to transform patient’s lives. The successful candidate will become a key individual contributor in a dynamic and multidisciplinary cell therapeutics discovery team tackling a number of novel oncology targets. The candidate will be working towards increasing our biological understanding of emerging cancer targets and optimizing the cell-based therapy platform. The data generated will directly impact the discovery of new therapies and will provide a major contribution to the design of future clinical trials. This position is ideal for talented, highly motivated, and results-oriented individuals wishing to combine their interest in novel areas of cancer immunology with their strong desire to discover novel therapeutic approaches.
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.
Desirable Requirements:
•BS/MS degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience
•Knowledge of immunology is crucial, expertise in tumor immunology and/or T cell biology highly desirable.
•Excellent working knowledge of a breadth of immune, cellular, and molecular biological methods: immune cell assay techniques, including isolation, manipulation, cytokine profiling, and phenotypic characterization of immune cells; multi-color flow cytometry; general mammalian cell culture; viral transduction; transient/ stable cell line generation; molecular cloning; CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing.
•The candidate should be scientifically motivated, and capable of independently conducting, and critically analyzing his/her own research with minimal supervision.

Why consider Novartis?

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