Jun 15, 2022

Job Description

350!+ TRD projects, 200+ compounds and 100+ life cycle projects.

The purpose of this role is to help ARD Specialty OPS Basel to maintain in-house capabilities to support the current (ParTop, Inhalation) and the future project portfolio (e.g. new modalities, oligonucleotides), in collaboration with the project team.

Major Accountabilities:
• Plan and perform scientific experiments or GMP testing for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes or procedures. Maintain equipment/infrastructure and lead operational aspects in the lab as assigned.
• Understand applied practices, concepts and processes in a defined area or scientific/ technical field. Provide advice in own area and recommend improvements to well established and clearly defined processes.
• Provide documentation of raw data, evaluate and interpret own results. Propose and provide input for the design of next experiments.
• Contribute to maintenance of infrastructure / equipment; evaluate new equipment.
• Work according to appropriate standards defined for quality, ethics, health, safety, environment, and information security.
• Optimize existing methods and develop more efficient ones, generate lab procedures, reports and / or instructions and / or SOPs.
• Communicate and address problems (e.g. deviations and unexpected results from experiments). Contribute to problems solving.
• Actively participate in project teams / meetings / networks. Actively contribute to team goals. Actively contribute and propose lab improvements.
• Ensure compliance to cGMP.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

Educational Background:
• Minimum: Technician with continuing education (EU) or equivalent
• Desirable: Advanced degree in a scientific or relevant field
• Apprenticeship in related discipline 6-10 years’ experience in related field
• BS + 2-5 yrs. Industry experience
• MS + 0-2 yrs. Industry experience
Ideal Experience:
• Successfully proven several years (minimum of 5 years) of directly related experience as analytical scientist or equivalent.
• Adequate understanding of development processes in own function.
• Advanced knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools.
• Proficient in English
• Awareness/proven experience for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment.
• Broad scientific or technical knowledge in analytical area
• Extensive knowledge in HPLC/UHPLC including troubleshooting
• Good knowledge in UV-spectrometry and general titration techniques. Advantageous: knowledge in MS

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!
Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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