Jun 15, 2022

Job Description

6500! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. The Pre-Clinical Safety (PCS) group in NIBR provides world class preclinical safety profiling and assessment for optimal drug discovery, development and commercialization, with state-of-the-art regulatory compliance.

We are seeking a scientist to join the PCS Biomarker group in Translational Medicine. In this role, you would be supporting complex modality safety across a broad mix of therapeutic areas. You will support laboratory investigations of project and platform specific issues through design, execution, and interpretation of experimental work.

What you’ll be doing:
•Work with senior scientific staff to execute analytical aspects of study protocols, such as: laboratory analyses (i.e., specialized biomarker assays; e.g., single- and multi-plex ELISAs, bead-based immunoassays, and quantitative PCR), data reporting, and interpretation for preclinical drug safety studies. Recognizing analytical and experimental design challenges and actively providing insight into solutions.
•Perform data analysis, statistics, data quality testing and result verification, and graphical representation of data for reports and presentations.
•Based on experimental results, provide input to internal and external publications including writing relevant sections of study protocols and reports. Communicate results and conclusions to project meetings.
Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
•Design and execute experiments and identify next steps based on analysis of own data and data from other lab contributors. Interpret and communicate results.
•Serve as team member on activities to support project teams and collaborate with research scientists across Novartis global platform and disease areas.
•Assist in method development and validation of new methodologies and instrumentation.
•Assist in the preparation of protocols and reports and participate in data science activities.

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:

•BS and/or MS degree in biochemistry, toxicology and or biology. Those with backgrounds in molecular biology, immunology, or pre-clinical/clinical research are especially encouraged to apply.
•3+ years of experience in an academic, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical laboratory.
•Experience with immunoassays and general laboratory procedures.
•Strong interpersonal, team-oriented, and time management skills.
•Highly efficient, self-motivated, and flexible; able to work collaboratively on several projects simultaneously, while meeting timelines.
•Computer skills in Office software; experience with spreadsheet analysis of data and of graphing and visualization software (i.e., GraphPad, Spotfire).
•Experience with multi-plex immunoassays, assay performance qualification, qPCR procedure development and optimization.
•Familiarity with electronic lab notebook (eLN) and data base systems.
•Familiarity with health authority regulations and compliance.

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!

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: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or 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.

Vaccine Policy: 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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Translational Medicine
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Immunoassay / Biomarker Scientist

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