May 12, 2022

Job Description

2 million. That’s the number of patient-years of data collected across Novartis. If you want to work with an organization where data matters and the patient comes first, read on!

The Oncology Pathology & Biomarkers group within Novartis Oncology Translational Research is recruiting a Senior Principal Scientist to provide scientific and clinical expertise for informing patient selection strategies and biomarker development. You will partner across the full range of Oncology programs (small molecule, biotherapeutics and Immuno-Oncology) from target identification through late-stage clinical studies.

In this key role, you will design, perform and analyze cell & molecular biology studies using human tissues, xenograft models and cell lines, using techniques like Immunoflouresence microscopy, qPCR, westerns and other cutting-edge technologies.

Core Responsibilities:
Independently design and perform experiments, demonstrating expertise in a wide range of techniques (e.g., IF, cell culture, immunoblotting, qPCR).
Work collaboratively with others in the group and project team members. Communicate directly with colleagues to design and execute experiments, and subsequently present and discuss results.
Recognize technical problems and trouble-shoot.
Demonstrate understanding of role biomarkers play in FIH studies and contribute to development of biomarker assays to implement in the clinic.
Prepare presentation and clearly communicate results at team meetings.
Contribute to report writing and other publications.


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:

BS in the Biological Sciences.
Minimum 1 year of laboratory experience post-graduation. Experience with qPCR, western blots, cell culture and plate-based assays. Experience with immunofluorescence microscopy is desirable.
Proven ability to evaluate new technologies and be a champion for game-changing platforms to the broader organization.
Familiarity with the drug development process.

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!
Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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