Senior Scientist-Immuno-Oncology Flow Cytometry

Nov 30, 2021

Job Description

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.

In this role you will be responsible for testing clinical trial patient specimens according to validated GCLP protocols. Utilize technical and scientific expertise in immunophenotyping to analyze and review high dimensional flow cytometry data collected from immuno-oncology clinical trials. Candidate should exhibit moderate to high level of independence while working on multiple projects.


•Testing patient specimens
•Analyzing and reviewing accuracy of patient flow cytometry data
•Reporting patient data via regulated systems
•Collaborating cross functionally with colleagues on various projects (be a team player)
•Working in a GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulated environment and is responsible for following all applicable regulations

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


•PhD with minimum of 3-5 years of experience OR MS with minimum of 8 years of experience OR BS/BA with scientific emphasis with minimum of 12 years of directly relevant experience
•Deep hands on knowledge in phenotyping of normal and abnormal immune cell subsets, including stem cells, is strongly preferred
•Sound knowledge of Flow Cytometry, including but not limited to FACSCanto, Fortessa X-20.
•Expert on using analyzing software e.g. FlowJo.
•Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply principles, concepts, practices and standards associated with analytical assay development/validation and/or sample testing in a laboratory setting
•Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and core competences in flow cytometry
•Good time management and prioritization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
•Critical thinker and team player

Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Note: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to laboratory instruments.

The work environment involves moderate exposure to unusual elements including: extreme temperatures, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. The work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and includes the use of protective equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Interaction with laboratory equipment, samples, supplies, and laboratory personnel may be required whereby appropriate precautions are to be taken per the Company’s Safety and Injury, Illness and Prevention Plans.

Why consider Novartis?

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. 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!
San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Senior Scientist-Immuno-Oncology Flow Cytometry

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