May 17, 2022

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.

We are seeking a strongly motivated and skilled individual to both develop and run advanced molecular biology assays as part of NIBR La Jolla’s drug discovery and development process. The position involves applying Illumina deep sequencing-based assays in support of internal drug discovery teams working in diverse disease areas.

Your responsibilities include:
• Single cell RNAseq sample and library preparation
• Communicating with other scientists regarding sample preparation and submission
• Troubleshooting instrumentation and assays, and performing sample quality control

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:
• Demonstrate ability to work in a team setting, have strong organizational and personal skills, and be willing to rapidly adapt to changing technology and priorities.
• B.S. or B.A. in cell biology, biochemistry, or relevant biological area.
• 3 years minimum of full-time laboratory experience.
• Desired:
• Candidates with cell culture experience will be given preference
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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BS / MA Sr Scientist Molecular Biology Assays Novartis NIBR La Jolla

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