Research Scientist, B.S or M.S. in vivo Pharmacologist

Oct 05, 2021

Job Description

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

Job Purpose
Reimaging medicine. Are you curious and courageous? Join us to transform cancer therapy.

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled scientist to join the Pharmacology group in NIBR Oncology. In this position, you will play a key role in advancing drug discovery projects, as well as identifying novel therapeutic targets and approaches to benefit cancer patients. This position will require excellent in vivo and in vitro technical abilities, a passion for data generation and analysis, a curiosity and eagerness for learning new things and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative work environment.

Major Accountabilities

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and characterize novel xenograft tumor models for oncology research.
• Execute in vivo PK/PD/efficacy assessment of small molecules and biologics.
• Perform flow cytometric and imaging (IVIS) analyses on tumor and tissue samples.
• Generate cell lines through standard molecular biology techniques and perform cell-based assays related to T cell and NK cells.
• Critically analyzing and presenting study results within a multidisciplinary team environment in a timely manner.

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

• BS/MS degree in Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or a related field.

• Minimum 2+ years of industry or academic experience.
• Hands-on in vivo experience to execute pre-clinical studies.
• Experience with cell culture and cell line engineering.
• Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills and critical problem-solving abilities.
• Commitment to excellence, collaboration and learning.

Desirable Skills:
• Knowledge of cancer biology, cell signaling and immunology.
• Experience using IVIS to monitor tumor growth and metastasis.
• Experience with FACS based immunophenotyping.
• Ability to independently design and conduct experiments.

• 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, B.S or M.S. in vivo Pharmacologist

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