BS/MS Molecular and Cellular Biologist, Immuno-Oncology

BS/MS Molecular and Cellular Biologist, Immuno-Oncology

Job Description

1 reimagine medicine!

The Exploratory Immuno-Oncology department at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, MA, has an exciting opportunity for a B.S. or M.S. level scientist. In this role, you will be part of an innovative multidisciplinary team focused on developing the next generation of CART cell therapy. You will play a vital role in developing novel discovery programs. Your primary responsibilities will be designing, engineering, and testing different functional moieties in transduced human T cells.

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:
*BS/MS degree in biological sciences with 3+ years of hands-on research experience in synthetic biology or molecular biology
*Proficiency in molecular biology techniques including molecular cloning, transfection, viral transduction, stable cell line generation, nucleic acid extraction, and CRISPR
*Familiarity with DNA-sequence analysis software (e.g. Geneious, SnapGene)
*Isolation and sterile tissue culture of mammalian cell lines and/or immune cell subset. Experience with T cell culture is a plus
*Experience with ex vivo analysis of primary cells by multicolor flow cytometry & cells based immunoassays (QPCR,ELISA, MSD, Luminex).
*Proven success in a collaborative team, in a fast-paced environment
*Excellent organizational skills for design and tracking experiments, study results, and reagents
*Effective oral and written communication skills

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.
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time