Jun 03, 2022

Job Description

6500! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

The Pre-Clinical Safety (PCS) group in NIBR provides world class preclinical safety profiling and assessment for optimal drug discovery, development and commercialization, with state-of-the-art regulatory compliance.

We are seeking a Safety Scientist to join the PCS organization in Translational Medicine. In this role, you would be supporting complex modality safety across a broad mix of therapeutic areas. You will support laboratory investigations of project and platform specific issues through design and oversight of experimental work.

What you’ll be doing:

Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

• Work with senior scientific staff to conceive, execute, and interpret a large range of molecular biology and in vitro experiments in support of Novartis’s complex modality programs.

• Identify, assess utilize novel scientific approaches and technologies to address key project and platform scientific questions about safety of our therapies.

• Based on experimental results, assist in the design of follow-up studies, recognize challenges and actively provide input on solutions.
Write up detailed documentation of experiments with next steps/conclusions, maintain electronic lab notebooks, perform high quality research, and generation of reports for health authorities.

• Collaborate with research scientists across Novartis global platform and disease areas.

• Participate in and contribute to laboratory, departmental and project teams meetings, summarizing experiments and results, and contributing to scientific discussions.

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 will bring to the role:

• BS and/or MS degree, in molecular biology, immunology, toxicology and/or vector biology. Those with backgrounds in molecular biology, gene editing, immunology, virology, or biochemistry are particularly encouraged to apply.

• 8+ years of experience in an academic, biotechnology or pharmaceutical laboratory.

• Expertise in one or more of the following areas: PCR, cloning, sequencing, flow cytometry, protein quantification, vector biology, gene editing, and cell culture.

Our Expectations:

• Highly efficient, self-motivated, flexible and able to work collaboratively and efficiently, while meeting timelines, in a team-oriented environment.

• Successful multitasking, with the ability to focus and work on several projects simultaneously.
• Expertise in technical and scientific problem solving in a project-driven, multi-disciplinary international environment.

What Novartis can offer you?

Yes, we offer exceptional benefits and competitive salaries. However, we can offer more. Here you will:

• Work with the latest technologies

• Be part of a world class organization dedicated to providing solutions to un-met medical needs

• Join an organization that is committed to your development and advancement

Why consider Novartis?

Transformative medicines need transformative thinking. We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data.

Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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.


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Translational Medicine
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Molecular/Cellular Senior Scientist, NIBR Preclinical Safety

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