Research Scientist, Oncology

Sep 28, 2021

Job Description

Over 650! The number of associates dedicated to innovative cancer therapies in NIBR Oncology!

Job Purpose
Novartis Oncology department are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the Innovative Targets & Technologies (IT&T) group in Cambridge, MA. We apply a wide-range of innovative cellular and molecular technologies to identify and validate oncology and immuno-oncology targets.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experiences in both cellular and molecular biology techniques. This position will require excellent technical ability at the bench, a passion for data generation and analyses, eagerness for learning new things, strong scientific curiosity and the mental agility to work in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment.

Major Accountabilities

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Validate oncology and immune-oncology targets and explore mechanism of actions using a wide range of molecular and cellular assays.
• Develop novel genetic screening system for next-generation target identification.
• Participate and support cross-group collaborations.
• Analyze and interpret experimental data and present project updates in regular group meetings.

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

• B.A./B.S in Biology or related field required. M.S. Degree preferred.

• Minimum 3+ years research experiences in academic or industrial labs required.
• Proficient with tissue-culture work and have experiences in basic molecular and cellular assays required, e.g. Western Blot, viral packaging and molecular cloning.

• Background in immuno-oncology.
• Experiences with primary human T cell engineering, and cellular assays evaluating T cell function.
• Experiences with CRISPR, shRNA, high-throughput genomic screening and Flow cytometry.

• Fluency in English required, both excellent oral and written communications skills.
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Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. 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!
Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist, Oncology

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