May 20, 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 (Sample Operations), is responsible for managing and tracking samples and tasks associated with the Technical Research and Development laboratory (TR&D) and Technical Development (TD) team at our Durham, NC Facility.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Manages internal and external lab testing performed by TR&D and TD including contracting and invoicing.
• Assists with and works with various teams to define budgets for sample testing.
• Assists with the management of long term and short term sample forecasts.
• Manages sample logistics for internal and external testing labs.
• Develops, maintains, and on-boarding of a LIMS system and training other users on LIMS system.
• Tracks and reports Key Performance Indicators for analytical sample testing.
• Data management, including gathering and reporting data from testing labs to the requestor.
• Looks for opportunities to implement operation excellence and continuous improvement.
• Manages material requests and sample inventory.
• Proactively communicates status, issues, and actions to appropriate parties.
• Adheres to all EH&S policies, procedures, and guidelines.
• Other related duties as assigned.

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:

• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Program Management preferred or a minimum of 4 years relevant experience in sample management in lieu of degree.
• Experience with project management systems, LIMS, and other operational/organizational planning tools.
• Strong teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively across different functions within the organization.
• Excellent computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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
Durham, NC
Full Time
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Sample Management & Stability Associate

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