May 30, 2022

Job Description

1,040,000 - that is the number of samples managed by the Global Bioanalytics team in 2021- which is only possible because our critical reagents enable robust bioanalytical assays.

Are you looking to build and grow your leadership opportunities? As a Senior Principal Scientist/Associate Director in the Translational Medicine Drug Disposition Bioanalytical group, you will have the opportunity to make a difference. If you have a collaborative nature, a commitment to teamwork across an organization and a relentless focus on improving patient care we want you to apply.

In the Senior Principal Scientist/Associate Director role, you will use your leadership skills and scientific acumen to develop, grow, and drive the end-to-end solution for critical reagents used in both preclinical and clinical assays. You will work in a matrixed environment, bringing new ideas and approaches to improve Novartis’ critical reagent strategy, on a program and overall pipeline scale.

In setting the standard for operational excellence with a focus on continuous quality improvement:

Your main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Contributing to various advisory councils and stakeholder meetings representing the critical reagent team and Bioanalytical group to facilitate your team’s contributions.
• Reviewing the strategic and operational aspects of the team and proposing modifications and improvements, both operationally and technologically, with a focus on continuous quality improvement and innovation.
• Leading the development of ligand binding assays for pharmacokinetic and immunogenicity bioanalysis for all therapeutic modalities (proteins, mono, bi and tri-specific molecules, gene therapy, cell therapy, Radioligand therapeutics and more).
• Overseeing the assays and data for critical reagent qualifications to ensure assay reproducibility and robustness.
• Providing mentorship to lab staff on scientific and career topics, as appropriate.

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 bring to the role:

• M.S. or Ph.D. with significant and relevant experience in a pharmaceutical, CRO or related industry. The Senior Principal Scientist/Associate Director role is distinguished by demonstrated experience with critical reagents and/or leading a team.
• Hands-on experience with the development of ligand binding assays with an emphasis on troubleshooting across a variety of platforms.
• Strong engagement, interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in a dynamic matrix environment with frequently shifting priorities and timelines.

Why consider Novartis?

We invest in personal growth, career development and well-being and are exploring new ways of working to give employees greater flexibility in how they work in a hybrid working environment. Novartis is a place where people grow & careers flourish. As a global company, the resources and opportunities for growth and development are plentiful including global and local cross functional careers, a diverse learning suite of thousands of programs & an in-house marketplace for rotations & project work.

Join us and help us reimagine medicine. Our patients are waiting...
Translational Medicine
Research & Development
Full Time
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