Oct 28, 2022

Job Description

Do you want to be part of a team that brings together drug discovery, innovation, and cell and gene therapy expertise to help patients? The Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), as the innovation engine of Novartis, focuses on translating early drug discovery projects into innovative medicine. The hematology team at NIBR’s Regenerative Medicine research group in La Jolla is looking for a highly motivated senior scientist to join a team developing innovative, transformative in vivo therapies for Sickle Cell Disease and other hematological disorders. There will be a strong emphasis on the application of novel delivery approaches, and development and application of genome engineering technologies.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• A crucial role in the development of novel therapeutic concepts and will contribute at all stages of a project, from inception, early project validation, optimization, candidate selection and through early clinical development of novel medicines for patients with hematopoietic disorders
• Proficiency in molecular biology, molecular cloning, sequence and protein analysis, real-time PCR, cell culturing, transfection and transduction methods
• Deep understanding of gene editing tools and principles. Experience in gene editing such as CRISPR and next generation technologies is preferred
• Experience in using gene delivery methods (viral and non-viral) is preferred
• Independently designing, executing, and interpreting experiments
• Coordinating and collaborating with other Novartis departments, external academic and business partners, and CROs to conduct research studies

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:

• MSc or BSc in a scientific discipline, such as cellular or molecular biology, genetics
• Experience in a laboratory focused on gene editing techniques or related approaches
• Previous experience with stem cells is preferred but not required
• Enthusiasm to learn and work in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment

Why consider Novartis?

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.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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].
Regenerative Medicine - NIBR
San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist (Sr. Scientist) – Molecular biologist in Hematology

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