Investigator, Oncology Drug Discovery

Investigator, Oncology Drug Discovery
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?

The Oncology Department is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented scientist to lead novel targets through the drug discovery process. In the Cancer Biology and Drug Discovery group, our goal is to understand the biology of the target as well as the disease. This enables relevant biochemical and/or cellular assay development, leading to the identification of novel chemical matter.

Your Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
•Validate targets, identify the path to drug discovery and ultimately engage various functional groups across Oncology and NIBR to progress candidate molecules through hit to lead, optimization and in vitro/in vivo testing.

What you’ll bring to the role:
•This is a unique opportunity for an independent, scientifically driven candidate to join our oncology team and perform basic research with the goal of developing new drugs to help cancer patients.
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:
•PhD in the life sciences
•In-depth knowledge of oncogenic signaling networks and cancer biology, as evidenced by a strong publication record.
•Experience with molecular and cell biology techniques (e.g. CRISPR, RNAi and somatic cell engineering) and proficiency in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation is essential.

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.
Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time