Scientific Associate – Oncology Biochemistry (80-100%*)

Scientific Associate – Oncology Biochemistry (80-100%*)

Job Description

6500! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

The role of the scientific associate is to contribute to the NIBR drug discovery process with the goal to discover treatments for unmet medical needs which ultimately serve the patient.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Design, development and carrying out of novel biochemical/biophysical (enzymatic, binding or biophysical) assays using a wide range of technologies
• Contribution to functional characterization of proteins considered as potential drug targets
• Profiling of compounds and characterization of their mechanism of action
• Design of the experiments, data analysis, interpretation and detailed documentation of the results
• Work in teams and presentation of results to teams.

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring the role:

• Good hands-on experience in conventional assay technologies used in drug discovery e.g. FI, TR-FRET, FP, AlphaScreen, SPA.
• Experience with biophysical methods such as SPR and ITC would be of advantage
• Experience in data analysis with standard curve fitting software such as XLfit or GraphPad Prism.
• Knowledge in lab automation (small laboratory workstations e.g. Biomek 4000) would be of advantage
• Demonstrated experience in drug discovery will be advantageous.

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

*Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.
Oncology NIBR
Novartis Pharma AG
Research & Development
Full Time