Apr 27, 2022

Job Description

12,000. The number of associates worldwide working together to reimagine medicine!

The Global Drug Development (GDD) organization oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners. We transform the lives of people by developing innovative and life-changing medicines.

The Associate Expert, Science & Technology (Research Associate) performs routine testing and to develop bioassays suitable for lot disposition and characterization of gene therapy drug substances and drug products.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• The successful candidate will participate in method development and qualification of cell-based potency assays suitable for both in-process and drug product (DP) lot release and quality attribute assessment.
• Execute experiments under supervision to support development and optimizations for phase-appropriate bioassay and characterizations for drug regulatory filings. Be responsible for critical solution preparations under both research and GxP environment.
• Participate in cross-functional activities including critical reagent management, in-process sample handling, process development analytical supports, and assay method transfers to QC/CRO laboratories.
• Perform sample testing and data analysis with developed analytical methods. Document experimental protocols, summaries, and reports. Maintain experiment records.
• Support critical laboratory activities including monitoring inventory levels for laboratory supplies.

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:

• MS in Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related scientific discipline with 2 years research experience in area or BS with 4 years of equivalent education/experience may be accepted.
• Basic understanding of of cell Biology, protein biochemistry, and molecular biology.
• Experience with bioassays/bioanalytical research using platforms such as ELISA, MSD, high-content imaging, and luminescence/fluorescence assays is desired, but not required.
• Experience with cell culture and aseptic technique is a plus, but not required.
• Previous experience in GxP laboratory is desired, but not required.
• Quick learner, highly motivated, hard-working and detail oriented.
• Strong ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with highly goal-oriented approaches and to prioritize work from multiple projects with can-do attitude is required.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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!

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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.

Global Drug Development
San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Associate Expert, Science & Technology (Bioassay Research Associate)

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