Research Scientist I/II

Oct 11, 2021

Job Description

6000! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

The Research Scientist conducts exploratory research to produce new knowledge and potential products; conceives, organizes, promotes, and executes ideas and plans to increase chemistry's role in and contribution to the discovery and chemical approaches to meet exploratory objectives in product discovery.

The Research Scientist will also develop research proposals to provide a technically and economically sound basis for developing and evaluating new or improved products, synthetic methods, processes, and analytical and physical testing techniques.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Research Scientist II:
-Generates hypotheses to test, troubleshoots issues and designs and executes the next set of experiments with some input from senior lab members/manager.
-Approaches work with urgency, manages basic research activities in parallel. Provides basic data analysis to interpret own experiments assesses whether experimental hypothesis was appropriately tested and answered.
-Works collaboratively across teams & trains other members of team in areas of technical expertise as needed. Participates constructively in working teams and at lab meetings.
-Steps in to support general lab responsibilities.
-Generates hypotheses, independently executes experiments, and uses results to assist in the design of the next experiment. Recognizes problems and provides input on solutions; suggests new approaches to established procedures to progress key drug discovery, technology, and/or early development projects.

-Research Scientist I:
-Implements experimental steps and existing lab techniques according to established laboratory protocols with daily input from senior lab members/manager.
-Provides basic data analysis: report experimental hypothesis, experimental details, summation of raw data, graphs and statistical analysis. Senior level support staff involved in clinical/ research activities may also be mapped here.
-Works collaboratively across lab with all members.
-Expected to be an excellent lab citizen.
-Uses understanding of experimental hypothesis and works with manager and colleagues to troubleshoot issues and help design and execute next experiment. Experimental results support progression of drug discovery, technology, and/or early development projects

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 or MS degree in organic chemistry; 1+ years of industrial experience is preferred
•Knowledge of modern organic synthetic methods; medicinal chemistry knowledge is a plus
•Excellence in common purification and analytical techniques
•Strong problem solving and communication skills

The level of the position will be commensurate with education, applicable experience, competency and independence.

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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!
Global Discovery Chemistry
Emeryville, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist I/II

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