346972BR
Jun 15, 2022
USA

Job Description

Job Purpose:
(No relocation assistance is being offered for this position.)

Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays. Should exhibit moderate to high level of independence while working on multiple projects. Will contribute to launch of new platforms/assays or manage projects of strategic importance. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking, initiative and be able to manage success and failure of their projects. Able to communicate with other departments including commercial and external partners. Guide and/or collaborate for successful execution of projects and processes. May participate on cross functional teams and projects. Independently prioritize multiple projects and work load with minimal supervision. Identifies challenges and communicates risks to leadership in an expedient manner. May serve as technical lead for assay development and/or execution of clinical sample testing from concept to completion. Be able to work under minimal supervision while consulting with peers as required. May provide direction to more junior associate in the lab.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Note: Other duties may be assigned.
• Works in a GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulated environment and is responsible for following all applicable regulations
• Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays
• Authoring and reviewing technical documents including but not limited to work instructions as well as the assay
• Plan & execute laboratory research and testing of patient specimens
• Perform maintenance and function tests of complex instruments
• Work directly with external vendors to resolve QC and equipment issues
• Ensure quality control testing is performed and is within acceptable limits
• Train and assist staff with technical and operational procedures
• Identify and troubleshoot problems that may adversely affect test performance/results
• Using critical thinking skills, analyze data for trends making recommendations to more senior scientific staff.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensuring that Quality Events such as incidents and deviations are proper documented, and for supporting/owning the immediate remediation and preventative actions
• Ensuring change requests are properly initiated, completed, and approved prior to the use of the assay, system, instrument, software, etc. being changed
• Maintaining up-to-date training records and ensuring training is complete prior to performing specific job functions
• Following approved and effective procedures to perform specific job functions, and ensuring procedures accurately reflect activities being performed
COVID-19:
While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected]

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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:
Preferred Qualifications:
Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply principles, concepts, practices and standards associated with analytical assay development/validation and/or sample testing in a laboratory setting
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of techniques directly applicable to the research services provided by Navigate (tissue culture, molecular and cellular biological techniques such as ligand binding assays (ELISA), PCR, flow cytometry, IHC, etc.) is strongly preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication and intrapersonal skills required
• Proficient with MS Office
• Demonstrated critical thinking skills
• Ability to operate independently
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• PhD with minimum 0-2 years’ experience
• MS with minimum of 4 years directly relevant experience
• BS/ BA with scientific emphasis with minimum of 8, preferably 10 years of directly relevant experience
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Note: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to laboratory instruments.

The work environment involves moderate exposure to unusual elements including extreme temperatures, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. The work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and includes the use of protective equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Interaction with laboratory equipment, samples, supplies, and laboratory personnel may be required whereby appropriate precautions are to be taken per the Company’s Safety and Injury, Illness and Prevention Plans.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams’ representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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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ONCOLOGY
NAVIGATE BIOPHARMA SERVICES
USA
Carlsbad, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
Regular
No
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