Feb 03, 2022

Job Description

>200! This the current number of programs in clinical development at Novartis. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Plan, perform and document results of scientific experiments to develop downstream processes for biopharmaceutical drug substances in a modern lab with state-of-the-art equipment ranging from Tecan robotic system to pilot scale
• Perform experiments including chromatography, normal flow, and tangential flow filtration steps
• Take over responsibility for and utilize special tools/equipment in downstream process development, evaluate new equipment and manage operational aspects in the laboratory
• Write operating or instrument procedures based on templates under moderate supervision
• Interact and collaborate with other groups and sites according to project and method requirements
• Communicate, address and tackle problems (e.g. unexpected results from experiments)
• Actively foster knowledge exchange. Train associate scientists, technicians, temporary employees, and employees under training/education.
• Be part of an open and motivated team with flat hierarchies, bring in your networking skills and collaborate across boundaries
• Bring in your ideas and improvement proposals, be creative, think bold and inspire others

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:
• Apprenticeship in industry (or equivalent technical education as chemistry HTL, CTA, BTA or MTA) or bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, biochemical engineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent
• Excellent knowledge of, or practical experience with, laboratory tools for chromatography and filtration steps
• Fluency in German and English
• Flexible, pragmatic and goal-orientated working style and scientific way of thinking

Desirable requirements:
• A personality with a can-do mind-set and the ability to adopt to change with strong communication across organizational interfaces
• Ability to work with a cross-functional team in a matrix environment
• Experiences with Tecan automated liquid handling systems

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is € 37.756,32/year (on a full-time basis). We also offer a potential market oriented excess payment in line with your experience and qualifications

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, color, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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