Jun 22, 2022

Job Description

1 purpose: To drive drug discovery with advanced genomics.

The Chemical Biology and Therapeutics department merges cutting-edge technical capabilities with deep scientific expertise to deliver bold innovations to enable therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. The Genomics Labs, within the Novartis Chemical Biology and Therapeutics, applies state of the art genomic technology solutions to the discovery of novel drug targets, the identification of new therapeutic modalities and characterization of their mode of action. Further, we continuously strive to identify, evaluate, and develop new genomic technologies (e.g., single cell and spatial RNA-seq, gene therapy off-target analysis) to apply them to rapidly evolving disease target and drug discovery programs.

We seek a highly motivated bench scientist with strong molecular biology skills to join our multidisciplinary Genomics group. We will provide the opportunity to learn and apply NGS, single-cell, and spatial transcriptomics. This hands-on role offers an opportunity to learn and work closely with bench and data scientists within and outside the group to design and execute high-resolution transcriptomic and multiomic projects.

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Learn, plan, and execute experiments using suite of single-cell and spatial technologies

- Help build novel genomics methods to meet emerging needs

- QC and interpret genomics data

- Troubleshoot and communicate effectively with team members and collaborators from other teams

- Work collaboratively with genomics scientists, disease area researchers and data scientists to advance drug discovery efforts

- Present data within group and at project or department meetings, contribute to publications and internal reports

- Teach others on the use of techniques/specific methods that you have mastered

- Take ownership of laboratory operations responsibilities like maintenance of specific instruments or 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

Minimum requirements – What you’ll bring to the role:

- BS or MS degree in biology, molecular biology, genomics, or related field with 2+ years of relevant post-graduate laboratory work experience

- Hands-on experience in molecular biology, e.g., qPCR

- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in cross-functional teams

- Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and teamwork skills

Desirable skills (great to have, not required):

- Experience working in tissue culture hood

- Familiarity with command line Linux and Python scripting

- • Tissue specimen processing skills, e.g., preparation of viable cell suspensions, sectioning, staining

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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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