Mar 02, 2022

Job Description

5600 people dedicated to discovery! 6 research locations around the globe. The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. We collaborate across scientific and organizational boundaries, with a focus on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. the lives of millions.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Early clinical projects (pre-PoC, “Discovery”):
Develop, in collaboration with TM TA Head or experienced Translational Medicine Expert, and work with teams to carry out, strategies for the Translational Medicine component of drug development projects from Research to clinical PoC in single or multiple indications, including PIE-PoCs.
• Late-stage clinical projects (post-PoC, “Profiling”):
In collaboration with TM TA Head or Translational Medicine Profiling Head:Act as a key leader in developing the Ph2-3 and post-approval profiling strategy for drug programs, representing TMDP on Global Project Team (GPT) along with other TM line functions. Provide support for dose selection, study design and other clinical pharmacology matters throughout the development cycle. Oversee conduct and interpretation of studies prioritized by the to support the pivotal trials, such as special populations, drug-drug interactions, mechanism of action assessments, Pediatric Investigational Plan, etc.
• Translational Research (TR; indication seeking, endpoint and biomarker development): In collaboration with TM TA Head, NIBR Research scientists, other TM line functions (BMD, CS&I, PCS, PKS), develop strategies to identify initial or expansion (PIE) PoC indications, and to obtain sufficient evidence to fund these ideas.
• Business Development and Licensing (BD&L; inlicensing and outlicensing compounds): Participate on BD&L teams as the TM representative.
• General responsibilities: Responsible for clinical monitoring and integrated safety data review during and after the live phase of a study; Provides medical and scientific leadership and expertise to all line functions on the study team; Represent clinical Translational Medicine aspects to Health Authorities and other stakeholders (e.g. payers, patient advocacy groups); Oversee publication strategy for TM studies; lead writing of scientific publications; present study results externally where appropriate.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO


Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• At least 5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech company, CRO, or academic medical center, or related experience.
• Recognized medical expertise, as evinced by publication of significant contributions to a field over time.
• Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills.
• Independence: Able to work independently as outlined above, commensurate with level of role.
• Innovation: Seeks out new clinical discovery opportunities and PoC approaches.
• Demonstrated passion for science
• Recognized expert in field, driving success for individual studies and projects; respected by colleagues across R&D, Development, and externally.

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!

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.

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