Operations Specialist

Operations Specialist

Job Description

We are a diverse team of 300 people at four global sites, dedicated to developing life-saving Biotherapeutics, with 80+ ongoing project collaborations with NIBR Disease Areas covering multiple phases of drug discovery and development.

The Novartis Biologics Center (NBC) discovers and develops biologic therapeutics to treat unmet medical needs in all of Novartis’s disease areas – ranging from oncology, autoimmune disease, respiratory diseases and cardiovascular disease.

We have an Operations Specialist position to provide operations and administration support in Cambridge, MA. In this role, you will have the opportunity to coordinate the daily operations of the lab while ensuring safety and quality. Your responsibilities will include lab logistics, asset management, assisting with space management and administrative support while being the first point of contact for scientists and other support functions for any lab and facility related services. You will collaborate with the lab staff to ensure compliance with HSE and NIBRIS rules and be a key contact to supporting functions such as Scientific Operations, Health, Safety and Environment, Facilities and Real Estate, Finance, Procurement, IT/Nx and lab operations community.

Your key responsibilities:
• Be involved with purchasing of lab equipment, consumables and reagents, address issues such as vendor on-boarding, shipping, good receipts, invoices, and more.
• Lead the inventory of lab collaborating with ULS. Coordinate PM, repair and disposition.
• Collaborate with supporting functions and scientific operations in operational initiatives such as lab computer upgrade, low value asset purchase, equipment emergency alarm, pipette calibration etc.
• Work with scientists to resolve their operational challenges while supporting lab work orders and needs.
• Organization management of organizational structure and of human resources (HR) data in various HR databases and IT systems.
• Serve as contact person for landlord and contractors for any facility renovation and repairs.
• Manage lab gases, consumable POUs, glassware POUs, and chemical stock room.
• Provide administrative support for staff as needed.
You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, pension scheme, share scheme, health insurance, 25 days annual leave, flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme and learning and development opportunities as well.

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 other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 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.

Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:
• A Bachelors degree is required, preferably in a scientific field.
• 2-3 years experience minimum working in a research laboratory required.
• Good knowledge of MS Office, with a particular focus on Excel.

Why consider Novartis?

799 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.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time