Apr 12, 2022

Job Description

Over 900+ clinical trials validate that gene therapies are transforming the practice of medicine. As a Research Scientist II, you will have an opportunity to join the NIBR Biologics Center (NBC) and be at the cutting edge, leading the development of innovative medicines that can improve lives of patients.

What you'll be doing:

• Performs highly sensitive and reproducible PCR based assays as required to enable progression of AAV early pipeline development projects in timely fashion.
• Performs immunoassays and cell-based assays (mammalian cell lines, primary cell culture, iPSCs, etc.) as needed for molecular screening and function assessment of gene therapy prototypes.
• Supports or contributes to development or optimization of new analytical methods for characterization of AAV gene therapy drug products and drug substances.
• Present experimental designs and results to various audiences at program meetings and department meetings.
• Maintains electronic laboratory notebook that records all aspects of experimental design and results, following good documentation practices.
• Critical thinking, excellent data analysis using software’s such as Microsoft Excel, JMP, Prism, R scripts and other software’s as needed with minimal supervision and interpretation skills.
• Other relates duties as assigned.

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:

• Bachelor's in Analytical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Virology, or a related field with 4 years’ relevant experience or master’s with 2 years relevant experience
• Experience in molecular biology and analytical chemistry.
• Passionate about new technologies/methods to assess the quality of research vectors, including characterization and release assays for early pipeline development projects.
• Strong hands-on experiences on analytical techniques such as RT-PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, Immunoassays such as ELISA, SDS-PAGE, flow cytometer and high-content imaging and luminescent/fluorescent plate reader.
• Highly organized, attentive to detail, and able to work under tight timelines in a collaborative team setting.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to troubleshoot and think critically, multitask and support multiple projects simultaneously.
• Quick learner, highly motivated, hard-working and detail oriented.

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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 teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and reasonable accommodations
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] 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.

San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist II, Analytical Sciences - Early Pipeline

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