Jun 23, 2022

Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Scientist candidate to join our Biochemistry group. Our team is dedicated to the creation and development of innovative medicines to change this alarming statistic. We conceive, develop, validate and employ biochemical and cell biology tools to evaluate to develop new therapeutics against a range of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
•Plan and perform biochemical, biophysical, and cell-based assays to support target validation, mechanism-of-action, and drug discovery projects.
•Development, validation and optimization of molecular endpoint bioassays.
•Generating assay data using a variety of methodologies, (PCR, qPCR, plate-based assays, enzymatic readouts, FACS, quantitative imaging etc.).
•Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab, read and apply relevant scientific literature for problem solving.
•Conduct data analysis and documentation of experiments.
•Active participation in target identification and validation.
•Present results in lab and department meetings.

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:
•BS/MS degree in biochemistry, cell biology, biophysics, bioengineering, bioinformatics, or other life science discipline.
•2+ years of industry or academic experience
•Knowledge of biochemical and cell-based assays. Ideally, experience in molecular and cell biology techniques.
•Experience in downstream bioassays including one or more of the following: qPCR, ELISA/Western Blot, FACS, molecular imaging and plate-based assays.
•Experience with mammalian cell culture techniques is a plus.
•Basic computational data analysis skills.
•Self-motivated and an excellent team player, who demonstrates good communication skills and creative problem-solving capabilities, and enjoys working in a collaborative team-oriented environment.
•Ability to multitask and prioritize.
•Strong written, oral and record keeping skills.
•Experience in metabolic diseases or adipocyte biology is a plus.

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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CVM Disease Area
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist - Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease

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