Jul 08, 2022

Job Description

Temp. Technician, Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

1! excellent opportunity to join our team. Millions of people word wide suffering under glaucoma are waiting for an effective treatment to ease their burden. Be part of a multinational and multidisciplinary team committed to help these patients with an innovative disease modifying treatment. At the same time do cool science, research and synthetic work in an inspiring team.
In the lab you will synthesize novel compounds (multi milligram scale of end products in multistep synthetic sequences) to be tested in biological assays. These results will direct us to go into a next cycle of Design – Make – Test – Analyze (DMTA) to obtain further improved molecules. Your ability to make these compounds fast and in sufficient amounts will be essential to accelerate these cycles.

This role is limited for 6 months.

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• You are planning and conducting common experiments (synthetic reactions, purifications, analytics) according to a detailed program outlined by the supervisor in a largely independent fashion. For more complex experiments you can seek advice from your supervisor or an experienced colleague. You are familiar to work under inert atmosphere and exclusion of moisture
• You perform multiple basic reactions or experiments in a parallel fashion and are able to optimize reaction conditions (e.g. variation of temperature, reaction time, solvent)
• For the purification of your products you select the appropriate method and chose suitable conditions. You have experience with automated chromatography systems
• For following reactions, and to characterize reaction products you collect appropriate analytical data (e.g. NMR, LC/MS, TLC). The interpretation of simple data you do by your own and for more complex data you get help from team members
• You recognize the hazards associated with reagents, products and solvents and actively seek additional safety information or when unsure, consult your supervisor or a more experienced colleague. You work in tidy and safe manner and respect all health and safety rules
• Your experiments and results you document in a electronic lab journal in English (business language at Novartis) in sufficient details that will allow others to reproduce the experiments and results in the future

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Fluent English, there are many German or French speaking colleagues who like to speak with you in their mother tongue but this is naturally not a must
• You bring up wishes, questions and problems openly and directly and are not shying away to seek for help and advice when needed
• As a team player you contribute your part to common tasks like lab maintenance and as a great colleague you help others hands on, with your own experience and with advice

Desirable requirements:

• We invite explicitly also people with higher qualifications as the minimal requirements mentioned above and who are willing to do synthetic work at the bench to apply for this position. More experience and a higher degree of independence is much encouraged and appreciated. Also your creative ideas to advance the project will be esteemed

• You will be working in one of the greatest and biggest medicinal chemistry organizations and in multi disciplinary teams across the Atlantic. This gives you the opportunity to grow in your preferred subject of special interest by interactions with experts

Why consider Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, 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 team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Global Discovery Chemistry
Research & Development
Full Time
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