Jul 05, 2022

Job Description

1 Global Discovery Chemistry Organization, working across all disease areas at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), is seeking a creative and curious analytical chemist with expertise in NMR and data science to join the Global Discovery Chemistry (GDC) Analytics and Separations Group in Cambridge, MA.

Here, we value your ideas, personal growth, and career aspirations; you will be surrounded by and learn from colleagues across multiple disciplines; you will have opportunities to explore innovative science, technology, and will work to enable and contribute to the next generation of transformative medicines.

We develop new analytical technologies and design new methods to drive innovative solutions in partnership with drug discovery project teams. To meet the changing needs of our drug discovery project portfolio we are constantly expanding our capabilities and scope. We are now looking for a highly motivated, passionate early-career PhD-level scientist with a strong background in NMR and data science to investigate and provide solutions to important analytical questions in drug discovery. You will work alongside other experts in an interdisciplinary environment where our mission is to deliver the next wave of innovative medicines and advance the field of pharmaceutical research. We value people who possess a can-do demeanor and out-of-the-box thinking.

Your key responsibilities:

- Provide the organization with customized solutions in the field of NMR to answer key scientific questions of drug discovery projects

- Acquire project-related knowledge to contribute effectively to cross-functional collaborations with decision-making data

- Drive the design and implementation of scientific and technological innovations according to the requirements of projects and to further strengthen the group’s technology portfolio

- Develop and employ solid-state and solution NMR technology to investigate structural features and physicochemical attributes of small molecule drugs, new modalities and delivery systems.

- Develop and implement advanced NMR methodology by combining QM NMR computation and Machine Learning for structural and conformational studies of drug molecules in solution and solid states.

- Contribute to maintaining innovative skills, facilities and infrastructure within GDC through the evaluation and implementation of new technologies, techniques and concepts.

- Introduce and share your knowledge and skills in your specific domains of expertise and demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in applying new scientific methodologies and techniques

- Actively participate in internal and external scientific communities through presentations, publications and networking

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

What you’ll bring to the role:

- PhD or equivalent with specialization in modern NMR spectroscopy in solid and/or solution state and demonstrated scientific track record as evidenced through publications and external scientific presentations

- Proficient in molecular modeling and computational chemistry with emphasis on QM calculation of NMR spectroscopy using high performance computing in Linux environment

- Hands-on experiences in programming/scripting skills in languages such as Python, SQL, or C++; experience in Machine Learning and building predictive models is desired.

- Demonstrated ability to independently identify and implement process improvements

- Curious mind-set and cultural agility

- A passion to learn, share, contribute, deliver, grow and develop

- Interest in coaching and mentoring team members

- Excellent communication, presentation and collaboration skills

- Ability to work in a dynamic working environment with shifting priorities and timelines

Why consider Novartis?

766 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2021. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how will we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

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

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Global Discovery Chemistry
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Analytical Chemist and NMR Spectroscopist, Separations Group

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