Jul 14, 2022

Job Description

Over 650 associates dedicated to innovative cancer therapies in NIBR Oncology!

We are seeking a highly motivated Lab Head with a background in oncology and a strong publication record to join our translational research team. The successful candidate will be expected to work with global multidisciplinary project teams to develop innovative patient stratification and therapeutic strategies which will guide clinical development of key Novartis oncology drug candidates. This role will have a direct impact on the success of the Oncology pipeline. As a Lab Head, you will build patient stratification hypotheses around public and internally generated data, develop and implement research plans applying all the cutting-edge translational tools available, communicate the results with the clinical, biomarker, and research teams, and together formulate a clinical path forward. Additionally, the candidate is expected to lead the discovery research, guide biomarker development, manage the productivity, and build the innovative culture of an oncology translational research laboratory.

- Independently design and execute translational research activities for an investigational new drug from clinical candidate to clinical proof-of-concept.

- Use innovative technologies, genetics and genomics datasets to understand disease pathogenesis and the mechanism of action of drug candidates.

- Support the drug discovery process from target ID and validation through development of drug candidates for clinical development.

- Drive the discovery and development of pharmacodynamic and predictive biomarkers for clinical drug candidates.

- Contribute to writing of pre-clinical and biomarker sections of the clinical protocols, the investigational new drug documents, and other documents submitted to regulatory agencies.

- Supervise and train junior associates.

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

- Ph.D. in molecular/cell biology or related fields

- Post-doctoral experience in cancer biology with 0-3 years of industry experience or PhD with no post doc with 2-4 years of industry experience.

- Proficiency in cancer signaling pathways

- Experience in basic bioinformatics tools and familiarity with large data set analysis

- Independent, self-motivated and innovative

- Excellent written and oral communication skills

- Excellent interpersonal skills; track record of success working collaboratively

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].
Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Lab Head, Oncology Translational Research

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