Jul 18, 2022

Job Description

600! The number of Associates in our dedicated global team who bring diverse perspectives, experience and expertise, all collaboratively focused on achieving our bold mission of bringing innovative and life-saving therapies to cancer patients.

The Oncology Translational Research (OTR) group at NIBR is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a lab head investigating the mechanisms of efficacy and resistance to ground breaking cancer therapies. Working collaboratively with our early clinical, drug discovery, and data science groups, you will be responsible for directing a team and tasked with the design & execution of translational studies to identify intrinsic and acquired resistance mechanisms in preclinical experiments and from clinical samples. These results will then serve as the basis for patient stratification as well as the design and testing of new therapeutic strategies to improve patient response and overall outcome. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of cancer cell biology, familiarity with innovative cell and molecular biology techniques, and a strong ability to think creatively and problem solve. Experience with studying the response/resistance to small molecule, biologic or immune oncology therapies, as well as computational skills would be helpful but not required. In addition to outstanding scientific and technical skills, this role requires someone with a desire to work collaboratively, lead a research team and scientific projects, as well as clearly communicate their science.

- Leverage pre-clinical tools/assays and clinical samples to study resistance mechanisms to emerging therapies

- Design and run translational studies including screens for new targets and testing new drug combinations/next generation strategies to combat resistance

- Lead a research team and collaborations with groups across NIBR oncology

- Supervise, train and mentor 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. with Post Doc (3 years or more in academia or industry) with 0-3 years of experience or Ph.D. with no Post Doc with 0-2 years of experience

- Experience in molecular, cellular, cancer biology or related fields

- Proficiency with data mining and computational skills are helpful

- Excellent creative thinking and problem-solving skills

- Enthusiasm for scientific collaboration and working as part of a team

- Positive attitude, scientific curiosity, dedication

Why consider Novartis?

769 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

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

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