Apr 19, 2022

Job Description

4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; 20 years of Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research - San Diego (NIBR - SD) history! For over 21 years, NIBR - SD has been doing cutting-edge innovative drug discovery for the Novartis global research organization.

Your responsibilities:

NIBR San Diego seeks a highly motivated Genome Engineering biologist to join a matrixed, multi-disciplinary team focused on delivering innovative genome-based care to patients in a wide range of disease areas. The successful candidate will use their core expertise to drive innovative technical and therapeutic solutions in collaboration with embedded world-class automation, protein sciences, data sciences, genomics, chemistry, drug discovery, and drug development support. Such core expertise and associated approaches may include genome editing, viral production, modification, or delivery, RNAi, bacterial enzymology, protein engineering, nanoparticle delivery, or other specialties, though practical bench-level expertise in one or more genome engineering technologies is a must. The candidate will be expected to lead and grow an independent lab while contributing globally, at least initially from the bench, while supervising one or more direct reports. While drug discovery experience is not required, the candidate will be expected to contribute to adapting or deriving innovative therapeutic modalities. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to inspire others, be their experiments, not their data, think creatively, tailor approaches to patient needs, exhibit long-term vision, and design and execute scientific workflows that will contribute to extending our rich tradition of harnessing first-rate science in the service of improving healthcare outcomes.

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 will bring to the role:

The successful candidate will have earned PhD in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry and have conducted 5+ years of post-doctoral work, either in training or in a professional capacity, in the field of Genome Engineering. Significant expertise in practical molecular biology, protein engineering, cell biology, and genome engineering technologies are a must, with viral delivery, RNAi, NextGen analysis, formulation chemistry, and bacterial enzymology considered as complementary and additive. Excellent interpersonal skills, mentoring, and supervisory experience will be essential to success. Must possess the ability to work in the U.S. in a for-profit capacity.

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].

San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Principal Scientist – Genome Engineering, Genomics Group Novartis

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