May 20, 2022

Job Description

1.2 million! The number of patients who benefited from Novartis Oncology therapeutics in 2020.

Help us reach more patients! Join the Oncology Drug Discovery group, an early-stage drug discovery team focused on understanding and exploiting the molecular mechanisms of novel cancer targets for the discovery, characterization, and optimization of Oncology therapeutics. We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative and results driven scientist to join our team in a hands-on role to discover the next generation of innovative cancer treatments.

Your Key Responsibilities:

- Participate in the design, development, characterization, implementation and validation of novel therapeutic concepts.

- Will work on cross-disciplinary teams to develop, optimize and implement cell-based assays to enable the discovery of new oncology drugs.

- Perform cell-based assays on a weekly basis to identify new chemical matter in plate-based format and operate liquid handling instruments, perform high content imaging experiments

- Document, analyze, and interpret experiments, present results within a multidisciplinary team environment.

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

- BA/BS degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related field with 2+ year of industry or academic experience required OR MS degree.

- Direct experience with mammalian cell culture, transfection, transduction (e.g., lentiviral) methods required.

- Proven track record to analyze, interpret, and present data in a clear manner and use data to generate new hypotheses.

- Curiosity to expand existing skills.

- A team-player with strong communication skills and a willingness to collaborate with others.

- Experience with a range of basic molecular biology and cell-based assay techniques (e.g., nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, plasmid assembly, western blotting etc., high content imaging, Use or learn liquid handling equipment to perform plate-based assays).

Why consider Novartis?

769 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, 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 brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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BS/MS Research Scientist, Oncology Molecular & Cell Biology

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