BS/MS Research Associate: Oncology Molecular Pharmacology

BS/MS Research Associate: Oncology Molecular Pharmacology

Job Description

1 reimagine medicine!

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research is seeking a motivated scientist to join a dynamic team applying state of the art technology and innovative methodology in cell biology to cancer drug discovery.

We are looking for a talented scientist passionate about working on cross disciplinary teams to develop, optimize and execute cell based assays to enable the discovery of new oncology drugs.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to design and execute sophisticated assays that inform drug discovery and/or basic biology. The candidate must demonstrate creative problem solving in low and high content modalities, and perform basic data analysis on small to medium scale datasets using standard analysis tools.

The applicant must be independent in thought and results driven while possessing strong and positive communication and team skills. The position requires significant interaction with people of varying scientific backgrounds, approaches and skill sets. A passion for lab work, data analysis and reporting excellence and a curiosity to expand existing skill sets are a must. Creativity is highly valued. Expertise with assay development in multiwell formats (96w, 384w), automation and liquid handling platforms is a plus.

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

Minimum Requirements
• BS/MS Degree in a biology or biochemistry related field
• Experience in oncology preferred
• 3+ years of Biology/Biochemistry bench work experience
• Good computer skills (particularly Spotfire, MS Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
• Familiar with dose response curve fitting software programs
• Hands-on experience with cellular assay development
• Highly self-motivated, collaborative team worker with exceptional organizational 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.
Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time