May 19, 2022

Job Description

1 purpose...to reimagine medicine!

As part of the Oncology Drug Discovery Biology group of NIBR Oncology, you get the opportunity to work on projects that can change the life of cancer patients. By using a variety of molecular and cell biology approaches you will actively contribute to the biological understanding of cancer targets, the development of suitable assays, the optimization and characterization of candidate therapeutics and their progression to clinical testing.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Assume an instrumental role in the validation of novel targets and the development of innovative therapeutic concepts and molecules
• Independently generate hypotheses, design, perform, analyze, interpret experiments and communicate data under some guidance of your team lead
• Recognize problems and provides input on solutions; suggest new approaches to established procedures to progress key drug discovery, technology, and/or early development projects
• Engage in manifold collaborations with other teams within Oncology and NIBR (Drug Discovery Biology, Enzymology and Biochemistry, Pharmacology) and show scientific curiosity, initiative, commitment, flexibility and good organization
• Efficiently contribute to maintaining a functional laboratory, technical equipment and tools

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

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Qualification as Lab Technician (apprenticeship or ”Fachhochschule”) or first degree (MSc, BSc) in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology or another relevant discipline
• 2-5 years practical work experience in biomedical research gained in an industry or academic laboratory.
• Proficiency and hands-on experience in applying a wide range of cellular/molecular biological and/or biochemical methods (in particular RNAi, CRISPR, qRT-PCR, cloning, cell culture, transient/stable cell line generation, immunoblotting, ELISA, enzymatic assays, protein purification)
• Good knowledge of cancer signaling/biology and/or experience with medium-throughput, plate-based assays is considered a plus
• Highly collaborative and self-motivated team player, with excellent communications skills in English (oral/written) and proven ability to effectively collaborate

Why consider Novartis?

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched 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 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!

*Some restrictions on flexible working arrangements may be applicable and will be discussed at interview as required
Oncology NIBR
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist II - Oncology Drug Discovery Biology (80-100%*)

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