Pathologist, NIBR Oncology Translational Research

Pathologist, NIBR Oncology Translational Research

Job Description

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch!

The Oncology Translational Research group at NIBR is recruiting a research-oriented pathologist to provide scientific and clinical expertise to inform patient selection strategies and biomarker development. You will partner across the full range of Oncology programs (small molecule, biotherapeutics and Immuno-Oncology) from target identification through First-in-Human studies.

Your responsibilities:

•Provide strategic scientific and clinical input to the Oncology Pathology & Biomarkers group and project teams locally and internationally
•Work closely with research and early clinical project teams (Scientists and Physician-Scientists) to design and interpret slide and human tissue-based experiments; evaluate biomarkers in human and xenograft samples via techniques such as IHC, ISH, IF, LCM, and protein assays
•Explore utility of innovative tissue-based technologies for drug discovery (e.g. deep learning on digital pathology images, mass cytometry imaging, spatial transcriptomics)
•Lead scientific associates to design and conduct experiments, to interpret and challenge experimental results
•Network internally and externally with other pathologists, clinicians and scientists on project activities
•Engage in independent research with colleagues across Oncology Translational Research and broader Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research Disease Areas and Translational Medicine groups
•Author internal reports and presentations
•Champion writings of external publications and patent applications
•Conduct and supervise your lab to ensure compliance with HSE guidelines and policies

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.

Minimum requirements

Desirable Requirements:
•Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, or DVM/PhD with formal training in anatomic pathology. Hematopathology fellowship or experience characterizing immune infiltrates preferred.
•Demonstrated expertise in tissue-based analysis, such as interpretation of IHC, interpretation of tissue microarrays, and image analysis.
•Working knowledge of DNA/RNA based methodologies for tissue-based analysis preferred.
•Demonstrated success in supervising technical staff.
•PhD-level research experience in pathology, molecular genetics, immunology or related field preferred.
•Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
•The ideal candidate will be collaborative, innovative, and self-directed, with outstanding teamwork capabilities.

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. 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.
Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time