Head (Sr Dir) Genomic Biomarker Solutions Novartis Navigate Biopharma

Sep 10, 2021

Job Description

1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and far too many will lose their battle every year. At Navigate we envision a disease free world – our talented and passionate team is at the forefront of enabling drug development by using transformative science to deliver high quality, world class clinical biomarker solutions so we can one day realize that vision.

Join us on our journey to turning innovative treatment ideas into reality to improve and extend patient lives across the globe. Navigate Biopharma, a fully owned subsidiary of Novartis, provides assay development, clinical trial testing, and companion diagnostics services to companies in the precision medicine field. At present, Navigate supports 100+ clinical trials from 30+ pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies, including 8 of the top 15 oncology companies globally.

Your responsibilities:
Lead a genomics group to develop game changing biomarker solutions for clinical trial or companion diagnostic/IVD applications in a regulated clinical lab setting for Pharma sponsors

• Develop technology & data science strategy for genomics
• Functional oversight of data science, bioinformatics & molecular technologies
• Oversee all aspects of the Genomics department (people, strategy, budget, resource allocation, execution, risk)
• Effectively engage, motivate team and develop leaders
• Be a strong cross functional collaborator with ability to prioritize effectively
• Champion operational excellence
• Present to senior leadership and diverse customer base

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:
• PhD in Biological Sciences or a related research-based scientific discipline.
• PhD with a minimum of twelve (15) years related experience including clinical trial testing experience within genomics. Clinical trial experience specifically related to oncology required. Minimum of ten (10) years’ supervisory experience.
• Molecular technologies/genomics expert with data science familiarity
• IVD/companion diagnostic expertise
• Familiarity with various genomics technologies including data science desired analysis
• Demonstrated technical, operational and managerial expertise in planning, executing, reporting and managing multiple biomarker testing activities in support of clinical trials in a pharmaceutical company or CRO.
• Demonstrated reasoning skills in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.
• Proven experience in a leadership role, managing a large extended staff.
• Experience in high throughput laboratory operations & operational excellence
• Experience in developing effective relationships with key stakeholders and external sponsors. Demonstrated ability to influence.

Why consider Novartis?

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.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Head (Sr Dir) Genomic Biomarker Solutions Novartis Navigate Biopharma

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