Bioanalytical expert-Sr Scientist I: Radioligand MS analysis (80-100%)

Bioanalytical expert-Sr Scientist I: Radioligand MS analysis (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.

The Discovery Bioanalytics Lab, in the Pharmacokinetic Sciences (PKS) department, is looking for a scientific associate with a strong background in the field of mass spectrometry to join their group in Basel, Switzerland.

As a Senior Scientist I, you will be part of a dynamic BA Labs team, deeply engaged in progressing drug discovery programs. In this role, you will contribute to the pharmacokinetic understanding of small molecule and peptide targets and the development of suitable methods, as part of the optimization and characterization process of candidate compounds of therapeutic relevance.

While closely interacting with your lab head and colleagues in the group, you will work independently and flexibly contribute to local and global projects, while proactively sharing learnings, knowledge, and experience across global inter-disciplinary teams.

Your main responsibilities will include:
• Generation of novel, high quality data, using LC-ICP-MS, LC-HRMS and LC-MS/MS approaches
• Independently design, generate, interpret and consolidate/report data of the respective experiments
• Interface with multiple teams across expertise groups within PKS, including other Drug Discovery teams, as well as across the whole NIBR organization
• Introduce and evaluate new technologies and innovative methods of analysis
• Efficiently manage and maintain a functional laboratory, technical equipment and tools
• Maintain high quality, detailed records within electronic laboratory notebook
• Support generally shared lab activities and instrument maintenance

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

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Lab Technician or BSc or MSc or FH in Bioanalytical Chemistry or relevant discipline, with a minimum 3 years of industrial lab experience
• Hands-on experience in LC-MS method development and sample analysis
• Experience with advanced MS techniques, including (LC)-ICP-MS, preferred
• Experience managing high volume assays
• Proven ability to be a self-motivated team player able to thrive in a dynamic matrixed working environment
• Excellent presentation/communication skills
• 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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