Apr 20, 2022

Job Description

400! This is the number of associates in Global Analytical R&D, across 4 countries, working tirelessly on innovative and patient centric medicines. As part of this group, you design, plan and/or perform scientific/technical studies. By bridging the analytical science to the clinical performance you will drive the transformation of our molecules into medicines that improve and extend patient’s lives.

The position is based in the Genome Valley, Hyderabad, within the Technical Research and Development Organization (TRD) of Global Drug Development (GDD).

Design, plan, perform, interpret and report results of scientific experiments for the preparation and timely delivery of analytical methods for drug products (DP), processes and procedures. Lead and manage all project/local network activities, support/coach team members, participate in sub-teams and contribute to overall TRD strategies and goals. Management Track -Lead a team for the development of pharmaceutical development professionals working in a multidisciplinary environment. Execute and support developing the functional strategy and drive operational excellence in line with TRD vision and strategy. Ensure full portfolio support in line with GDD and NIBR plans. Apply scientific/technical/ GMP and/or quality-related expertise to address complex R&D issues; manage operational aspects in lab; develop strategies on science and technologies. -maintain and qualify equipment/infrastructure.

Major Accountabilities:
• Oversee and lead all activities of assigned teams /projects; meet customer needs. Work according to appropriate standards for quality, ethics, health, safety, environment, protection and information security; lead initiatives to ensure continuous improvement; all activities have to be aligned with organizational workflows and procedures.
• Evaluate and interpret results, draw relevant conclusions; supervise project related activities; perform complex tasks without having established procedures.
• Oversee and also write protocols, scientific reports, lab procedures or process, related SOPs; write scientific documents intended for external partners or for generation of registration documents; interact with authorities. Communicate, address and solve problems within own and broader area of responsibility; communicate effectively across organizational interfaces; lead the transfer of know how to other departments or external contractors, including troubleshooting and onsite training.
• Develop analytical control strategies and collaborate with formulation development team to provide analytical solutions to complex challenges; lead the optimization of project related scientific /technical activities or processes, coordinate local team(s); guide development and implementation of new technologies. Provide scientific and technical guidance, actively foster knowledge exchange. Develop, mentor and coach other scientific associates; present scientific /technical results internally and contribute to publications, presentations and patents.
• Lead assigned teams; represent own technical function in teams and fulfill all project tasks and responsibilities related to the own discipline. Broadly use professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
• Contribute to many cost center goals and objectives; may contribute to service line goals.
• Responsible for providing scientific leadership and project management for multiple projects. Plan, coordinate, implement and take full responsibility for all designated tasks associated with Analytical R&D for the formulation development unit.
• Develop detailed plans and timelines, develop Analytical strategies and plans for designated projects from development to cGMP labs.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirements:
• Full time Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences/Analytical or Organic Chemistry with 10+ years’ experience.
• Good presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills.
• Good communication skills
• Proven people leadership and operational capabilities
• Project Management
• Collaborating across boundaries
• Functional Breadth


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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
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Global Drug Development
Hyderabad, AP
Research & Development
Full Time
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