Biomarker Therapeutic Head Autoimmunity, Transplantation, Inflammation

Jun 24, 2021

Job Description

Over 800 biomarker discovery and development projects, across more than 100 clinical studies, which generate 20 petabytes of patient data! All waiting for you to unlock the next breakthrough in medicine.

Biomarkers are critical components of translational research, enabling robust therapeutic and mechanistic hypothesis testing in early clinical development, and as precision medicine enablers e.g. defining patient subpopulations, predicting patient responses, and use as diagnostics.

As a Therapeutic Area Head (TAH) in NIBR Biomarker Development (BMD) leadership, you will be successful by:
• Leading a dedicated matrixed group of biomarker subject matter experts and project team representatives to develop and oversee clinical project strategies, plans and timelines in partnership with line function leaders
• Leading strategic working groups centered on integrating and analyzing large-scale patient “omics” data sets to identify new indications, endpoints, and responsive patient sub-populations
• Representing Biomarker Development on ATI Disease Area Decision Boards to identify, develop, and drive disease and mechanistic biology and translational pharmacology
• Leading exploratory precision medicine approaches for the portfolio as a core member of the NVS Immunology, Hepatology and Dermatology Global Biomarker and Diagnostic teams and Translational Data Sciences Committee
• Providing thought leadership with other BMD TAHs to identify synergies and drive innovation across our large and diverse clinical portfolio
• Implementing strategies in close collaboration with the BMD global organization which includes over 100 associates with expertise in all aspects of biomarker science i.e. genetics, genomics, molecular and cellular, digital devices, imaging and data sciences

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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 will bring to the role:
• Medical degree preferred; additional PhD (or PhD-level research) desirable
• Scientific excellence and clinical expertise in immune mediated and inflammatory diseases/biology evidenced by significant contributions to your field
• Quantitative expertise in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer biology, statistical genetics, machine learning, or data science desirable
• Hands-on experience analyzing, interpreting, and publishing studies consisting of “omics” data e.g. genetics, genomics, proteomics
• Experience performing similar role within a pharmaceutical/biotechnology research company, clinical research organization or academic medical center
• Proven success in leading matrix (global, cross functional) teams including well developed interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and influencing skills
• Creative and innovative leadership with a sharp and objective intellect, and experience in balancing big picture thinking with detailed analysis
• Demonstrated passion for science, seeking out new clinical discovery opportunities and early clinical study approaches


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.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here:
Translational Medicine
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
careers default image

Biomarker Therapeutic Head Autoimmunity, Transplantation, Inflammation

Apply to Job Access Job Account