Oct 28, 2022

Job Description

Be part of the next breakthrough! Novartis, a world leader in Gene and Cell Therapies, is looking for a hematology expert to join our team. This position will be in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on leveraging the breadth of innovation and novel modalities in the development of breakthrough therapies for patients.

NIBR’s Regenerative Medicine research group in La Jolla California is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative PhD-level Principal Scientist to help lead a Hematology team dedicated to innovating the next generation of ex vivo engineered therapies as well as moving towards transformative in vivo interventions. The team will focus initially on Sickle Cell Disease and eventually explore aspect of hematopoietic stem cell regeneration.

As a leader of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team, you will lead the design and execution of in vitro and in vivo studies enabling the validation and development of innovative cell therapy platforms, genome editing technology, and novel modes of delivery. This exciting role will interface with experts throughout the company in genetic and protein engineering, screening platforms, and translational medicine. The discoveries we make can contribute directly to improving efficacy and accessibility of gene and cell-based therapies to patients.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• You will assume a leadership role in the development of novel therapeutic concepts and will contribute at all stages of a project, from inception, validation, candidate selection and through to early clinical development of novel therapies
• You will work closely with complementary subject matter experts to develop project strategy, identify key drug discovery issues, propose, and implement creative solutions, and guide teams to critical decision points.
• Utilization of in vitro and ex vivo cellular manipulations, and in vivo hematological models
• Propose and explore new research directions, projects, and/or new technologies.
• Self-motivation, ability to work independently when needed, as well as a passion for working in an interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment
• Manage associates with relevant, diverse expertise

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:

• Ph.D. with at least 3-5 years’ experience in experimental hematology or closely related field, with supporting publication record. Experience with HSC biology, molecular biology, and/or immunology is strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated expertise with Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology (HSC) biology to establish the in vitro and in vivo models required for establishing drug discovery programs with experience with optimizing gene delivery into HSC or CAR-T biology.
• The candidate should have a record of accomplishment of driving research projects, and contributions as an author to peer-reviewed publications in the field.
• Will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to thrive in a dynamic matrix research environment.
• Creative problem-solving skills; excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills.

Why consider 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!

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Regenerative Medicine - NIBR
San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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