Apr 22, 2022

Job Description

6,000! 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.

Analytical Sciences and Imaging (ASI), a global platform group at NIBR, is looking for a highly motivated Senior Scientist with extensive experience in protein mass spectrometry to join our research team in Cambridge, MA to contribute to innovative therapeutic platforms including gene and radioligand therapies. In this role, you will be developing innovative workflows and interpretation of disease biology using mass spectrometry of biomolecules. We are dedicated to unleashing the power of molecular profiling to build cutting-edge technology that will transform the lives of millions of patients.

Your key responsibilities:
• Execute experiments and data analysis in interdisciplinary drug discovery team. Utilize resulting data to move projects along the drug discovery process.
• Lead projects related to the development of new modalities across multiple disease areas using novel chemical biology applications and gene therapies with focus on disease target identification/validation, compound mode of actions as well as translational biomarkers.
• Work in ASI matrix environment to translate scientific questions to studies that address project’s scientific inquiries.
• Proactively communicate with all partners and share knowledge and learning to guide drug discovery teams.

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’ll bring to the role:
• A MS degree with 4+ years relevant experience or equivalent or BS with 6+ years relevant experience or equivalent and a degree in biology, biochemistry, or chemical biology, with proven track record of working in multidisciplinary team.
• Expert knowledge of low flow or nanoLC-MS based protein analytics to address life sciences or drug discovery questions, protein characterizations, protein-protein interactions, and targeted protein quantitation.
• Experience with cell/tissue-based sample preparation and lab automation for mass spec analysis including antibody-based enrichment methods.
• Expertise in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting LC-MS equipment as well as other instrumentation used in protein analytics.
• Ability to translate biologist’s scientific questions into analytical strategies and techniques that generate project impact.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative, matrix environment and to build partnerships across project teams.
• Experience in proteomics
• Knowledge of biostatistics, coding, and how to apply within the area of drug discovery

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, pension scheme, share scheme, health insurance, 25 days annual leave, flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme and learning and development opportunities as well.

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 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 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Senior Scientist, Protein Mass Spectrometry BS/MS

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