PhD Drug Discovery Project Leader, Oncology Drug Discovery

PhD Drug Discovery Project Leader, Oncology Drug Discovery

Job Description

1 reimagine medicine. Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research is seeking an experienced project leader in small molecule oncology drug discovery to join our Oncology Disease Area (DA) in Cambridge MA. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of scientists, playing a key role in the development of new therapies for cancer.

The ideal candidate would meld a deep understanding of cancer biology with experience in small molecule drug discovery to lead drug discovery projects from inception to the clinic. As such the candidate will be expected to have a track record of delivering projects to IND and an outstanding scientific reputation underscored by relevant scientific publications . The successful candidate will have significant experience in leading cross-functional teams in a matrix organization and interacting with clinical development functions.

Key to success will be the ability to effectively lead, coach, motivate and communicate within a high performing multidisciplinary environment.

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 Qualifications:
•PhD in the life sciences
•A comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of Oncology research, particularly related to drug discovery and development as evidenced by a minimum of 5 years industry experience.

•Comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of cancer biology and small molecule drug discovery and development
•Experience leading small molecule drug discovery projects through lead optimization to candidate selection and IND enabling studies
•Proven team leadership experience and the ability to lead, coach and mentor in a matrixed organization.
•Detail-oriented, self-motivated and scientifically driven, proficient reasoning skills in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation
•Familiarity with the use of bioinformatics tools and applications
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability of providing timely and open feedback
•Demonstrated ability to present experimental data to diverse audiences such as project teams and executive boards
•A strong publication record in high impact journals

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. 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.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time