Jun 16, 2022

Job Description

300+ curious minds! That’s the number of scientists in the NIBR Biologics Center who daily work in our labs to make a difference in patients’ lives. We are seeking a motivated and experienced senior scientist in automation.

We would also consider applications at a Research Scientist level with suitable automation experience for this position.

As a senior/research scientist in the automation team inside the antibody discovery group you develop, troubleshoot, validate and run high throughput assays on all automated systems for antibody discovery screening campaigns and molecular biology workflows. In addition, this role requires hands on experience of automated bioinformatics analysis tools and programming languages.

Your responsibilities:
• Plan, run and troubleshoot processes on automated systems
• Assume ownership of assigned automated systems for maintenance, repairs and readiness state in compliance with internal regulations
• Analyse data generated on automated systems using KNIME and capture generated information in data management solution
• Create or modify data analysis workflows for effective flow and data management
• Assume ownership and manage projects with internal customers

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 will bring to the role:
• Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Engineering or equivalent experience in industry
• 5+ years’ experience in laboratory automation, preferably in a biotherapeutics / antibody discovery environment
• Experience with biochemical assay formats such as ELISA
• Experience with molecular biology work such as plasmid purification
• Proven track record in developing processes on Tecan or Beckman- Coulter or other liquid handling platforms including scheduling software (SAMI, Evoware Plus)
• Desirable: hands- on experience with data management system such as Genedata Biologics
• Hands- on experience with data analytics platform or software such as KNIME or Spotfire
• Working knowledge and high motivation to use at least one of the following: R, Python, Visual Basic script or Java script

What can Novartis offer?
Be part of a team which offers opportunities to expand your technical skills and supports your personal development. Work hands- on with a diverse set of laboratory automation devices and custom integrations and contribute to the development and optimization of our platform.

Why consider Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines 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 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!

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* Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.
Research & Development
Full Time
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Senior Scientist in Automation of Biotherapeutics Discovery (80-100%*)

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