Scientific & Research Impact

The accountabilities and responsibilities of the Scientific Associate I are to:

• Perform experiments and procedures requiring specific scientific or technical knowledge and laboratory techniques according to input from supervisor
• Provide basic data analysis and may provide assistance in design of next experiment
• Implement new lab techniques according to literature
• Document own experiment in lab notebook (including tables, graphs, etc.)
• Present results to supervisor and may present to lab at project meetings
• Maintain infrastructure of laboratory

Additions specific to DA/FA can be incorporated below:

Scientific/Technical Know-how
• Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge in discipline to complete work assignments
• Exhibit understanding and knowledge of techniques, instrumentation and underlying principles
• Maintain awareness of and provide recommendations on standard laboratory tools and procedures
• Perform duties with appropriate knowledge of relevant laboratory tools and procedures
• Understand lab functions
• Operate and perform routine maintenance on instruments
• Apply basic library research skills
• Conduct activities according to the appropriate SOP, GLP, GMP and other guidelines
• Conduct activities in compliance with Novartis safety, waste disposal and other regulatory guidelines
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of relevant Novartis policies and procedures
• Assist in the preparation of SOPs for department, where appropriate
• 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
• May provide assistance in design of next experiment
• Conducts experiments with input from supervisor

Collaboration/Connectivity/Organizational Know-how
• Work collaboratively with team
• Participate constructively in working teams and at lab meetings
• Offer assistance to co-workers
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Academic and Other Key Requirements:
• BS or MS (USA) or equivalent (e.g., apprenticeship as Lab Technician Biology/Chemistry) in scientific discipline such as Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacology with appropriate years of experience in drug discovery or other related laboratory research
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate Novartis Values & Behaviors
Emeryville, CA
Research & Development
Full Time