Senior Scientist I - Cell-based assays (80-100%)

Senior Scientist I - Cell-based assays (80-100%)

Job Description

6000! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. If you are curious, scientifically minded, and want to positively impact society by speeding delivery of novel therapies to patients, then look no further, NIBR is the place to be.

As a Senior Scientist I in the Translational Medicine PK Sciences Bioanalytical Labs group, you will have the opportunity to make a difference. If you have a collaborative nature, a commitment to teamwork across an organization and a relentless focus on improving patient care we want you to apply.

In this laboratory-based scientist role, you will apply your hands-on expertise to the design, development, qualification and implementation of bioanalytical assays for pharmacokinetic (PK), pharmacodynamic (PD) and immunogenicity (IG) studies across all phases of the drug discovery & development pipeline.

Your main responsibilities will include:

• Design, develop, qualify and implement bioanalytical assays for PK, TK, PD and ADA assessments supporting various modalities such as biologics, oligonucleotides and cell and gene therapy platforms using a myriad of analytical techniques.
• Deliver high quality data within defined timelines and aligned to current industry expectations.
• Complete study sample analysis and draft the bioanalytical report in support of project requests.
• Represent the bioanalytical function on project teams to present results, data interpretation, timelines etc.
• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to evaluate emerging bioanalytical technologies and solutions to support challenging project requests
• Provide instruction and technical training to other scientific staff for flow cytometry and cell-based assays.

Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.

Minimum requirements

What you bring to the role:
• M.S. or B.S. in biology, chemistry or biochemistry with minimum 3 years of industrial lab experience Good knowledge of Immunology and/or Cell Biology is preferred.
• Hands-on experience with the development of flow cytometry, cell-based and ligand binding assays with an understanding of a broad range of bioanalytical platforms.
• Proven ability to be a self-motivated team player able to thrive in a dynamic matrixed working environment
• Excellent presentation/communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to author study reports and interpret bioanalytical data
• Work proficiency in English (oral and written)

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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