Jan 31, 2022

Job Description

5,600. The number of people dedicated to innovation and discovery from 6 research campuses across the globe.

We are looking for a highly driven and experienced data scientist with strong strategic and leadership skills. You are an expert computational scientist with a demonstrated vision in deep learning and image analysis—you know how and when to use these approaches with an interdisciplinary team to drive innovation and discovery of novel medicines. You are looking for the next step in your career: leading an innovative deep learning team and shaping the strategy and vision.

This role is within the broader Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (CBT) Data Science team at Novartis Institutes for Biochemical Research (NIBR). The broader CBT Data Science team has deep expertise in cheminformatics, computational biology, protein sciences, genetics, screening analytics, data engineering, and predictive modelling. Together, we aim to gain a molecular understanding of disease etiology to match the right target with the right modality for the right patient. The overarching mission of CBT Data Science is to impact early-stage drug discovery and advance biomedical research using innovative computational approaches with emphasis on data stewardship for predictive science. This is a unique opportunity in an interdisciplinary environment at the intersection of chemical biology, genomics, biophysics, cheminformatics, and molecular modelling.

Your responsibilities:
· Leading an expert imaging and deep learning team with a focus on implementing cutting edge deep learning approaches to accelerate drug discovery and provide novel insights
· Coaching and mentoring the next generation of data science leaders
· Impacting early drug discovery with innovative computational approaches
· Bringing scientific curiosity and enthusiasm to make discoveries in a collaborative and team-focused environment
· Engaging as an insightful and proactive member of the CBT Data Science leadership team to shape the evolving vision and the strategic direction of the broader global group

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
· Ph.D. in computer science, biology, chemistry, statistics, or related disciplines with 10+ years of experience in a drug discovery setting
· Passion and experience for inclusively mentoring and supporting team members
· Deep expertise with advanced image analysis and machine learning methods such as deep neural nets (using frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Keras, etc.)
· Practical experience with a scripting language (Python, R), modelling tools, familiarity with relational databases, and experience with cluster computing frameworks (AWS, HPC)
· Fluency in written and oral English with excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and ‘story-telling’ / presentation skills
Desirable requirements
· Experience in fields such as cheminformatics, computational biology, protein sciences, or natural language processing (NLP)
· Initiating and leading external research collaborations

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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

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Data Science
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