PhD Principal Scientist / Lab Head Oncology Drug Discovery

PhD Principal Scientist / Lab Head Oncology Drug Discovery

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated research investigator with a background in oncology research and a strong publication record. The successful candidate will be expected to work with global multi-disciplinary project teams in several capacities. First, to develop innovative strategies to guide the early clinical development of key Novartis oncology drug candidates. Second, to lead earlier stage target validation and drug discovery efforts. Lastly, the candidate is expected to productively guide the research efforts of multiple direct reports as well as work within a highly matrixed 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 Requirements:
• Ph.D. in molecular biology or related field
• Minimum 3 years of post-doctoral experience (cancer biology preferred)
• Working knowledge of cancer signaling pathways
• Experience in basic bioinformatics tools and familiarity with analyzing large datasets
• The ability to work independently, self-motivate, and innovative
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills; track record of success working collaboratively

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