Jun 03, 2022

Job Description

200+ projects in clinical development could unlock the next breakthrough in innovative medicines for patients in need. As part of Novartis’ Discovery and Investigative Pathology function, this is a new role waiting for you to put your own stamp on it.
As a Molecular Pathology Scientist at Novartis, you will be part of an Experimental Pathology Laboratory in Cambridge MA, as well as a global pathology organization and network of labs in East Hanover NJ, and Basel Switzerland. The responsibilities will be for the generation of molecular pathology data working in close collaboration with research scientists and pathologists.

This global team of physician-scientists and researchers specializes in integrating findings from early drug discovery projects with their own deep knowledge of disease pathways and unmet medical needs. They offer insights on where a novel therapy might have the highest impact on diseases and what research needs to be done prior to clinical testing.

What you’ll be doing
•Demonstrate proficiency in molecular pathology techniques such as Immunohistochemistry and InSitu hybridization and perform high quality experiments and procedures with a high degree of autonomy.
•Experience with image acquisition and various imaging platforms is desirable
•Based on experimental results, assist in the design of follow-up studies, recognize problems, and actively provide input on solutions.
•Maintain awareness of relevant scientific advances in molecular pathology and apply new approaches where appropriate.

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 will bring to the role:
•Expertise in developing and validating IHC and ISH methodologies and utilization of automated systems is a desired skill for this position.
•Experience in all aspects of routine histology techniques is also desired.
•BA/BS degree preferably in a science
•Minimum of five years of experience in molecular pathology/biology laboratory, including 2 years in the industry or hospital setting
•Experience with Ventana Discovery XT & Ultra as well as the Leica Bond

As a Molecular Pathology Scientist, you will display high level of competence in use of all laboratory equipment necessary to perform tasks as described above and to perform maintenance and troubleshooting when required

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!

Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Translational Medicine
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Molecular Pathology Scientist

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