Apr 06, 2022

Job Description

40+! That’s the number of exploratory new biological entities we are developing to improve and extend people’s lives. In order to advance this diverse pipeline of biopharmaceutical products we are looking for a postgraduate scientist in the field of cell culture process development to support the improvement and intensification of cell culture processes as well as the exploration of new technologies for therapeutic protein manufacture.

Your responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Support the development of efficient, high-yielding, robust and scalable fermentation processes for new biological entities
• Support the improvement and intensification of established fed-batch cell culture processes from vial break to harvest, including seed and main bioreactor stages
• Support the evaluation and implementation of new equipment and technologies (e.g. new feeding strategies) in the USP environment
• Work in multidisciplinary and international teams and at the interfaces to related drug substance process development and analytical functions

Duration: 12 months

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Master of Science in Life Sciences in e.g. Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Bioengineering with basic knowledge in upstream processing or equivalent education/experience
• Basic laboratory experience with mammalian cell cultures, primarily aseptic handling, ideally with shake flasks, wave and stirred bioreactors (experience in parallelized and automated cultivation in ambr250 systems is a plus)
• Intrinsic curiosity, willingness to adopt challenging tasks and grow in related areas of expertise (e.g. parallelized, automated cultivation)
• Experienced in independently planning, executing, and evaluating own laboratory experiments and presenting the data
• Proficiency in English, oral & written. Proficiency in German would be an additional asset.

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that, 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 empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.
Global Drug Development
Interns/Students on Novartis Payroll
Full Time
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Postgraduate in Biologics Dev. for Upstream Process Intensification

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