Jul 14, 2022

Job Description

1.2 million patients benefited from Novartis Oncology therapeutics in 2020.

Help us reach more patients by joining the Oncology Drug Discovery group, an early-stage drug discovery team passionate about understanding and exploiting the molecular mechanisms of novel cancer targets for the discovery, characterization, and optimization of Oncology therapeutics. We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative and results driven scientist to join our team in a hands-on role to discover the next generation of innovative cancer treatments.

Participate in the design, development, characterization, implementation and validation of novel therapeutic concepts.

Will work on cross-disciplinary teams to develop, optimize and implement cell-based assays and explore in-depth target biology to enable the discovery of new oncology drugs.

Perform cell-based assays on a weekly basis to identify new chemical matter in plate-based format Operate liquid handling instruments perform high content imaging experiments and be adaptable to exploring new biology and assay design formats and concepts

Independently document, analyze, and interpret experiments, present results within a multidisciplinary team environment.

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

Minimum Requirements:
• BS or MS degree in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related field required. Broad and in-depth technical knowledge of scientific discipline and area of specialization.
• 5+ years of Industry or Academic bench work experience
• Direct experience with mammalian cell culture, transfection, transduction (e.g., lentiviral) methods
• Direct experience with development of cell based assays for biological discovery and compound profiling
• Demonstrated ability to independently analyze, interpret, and present data in a clear manner and use data to generate new hypotheses
• Demonstrate broad and deep understanding of technical fields and independently identify, develop innovative solutions to complex experimental/scientific questions
• Curiosity to expand existing skills and develop new ones
• An excellent teammate with strong communication skills and a willingness to collaborate with others.

• Experience with a range of basic molecular biology and cell-based assay techniques (e.g., nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, cloning, , western blotting high content imaging, Use or quickly learn liquid handling equipment to perform plate-based assays). Be familiar with various computational tools to handle and analyze data within experimental field.

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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Senior Scientist, Oncology Molecular & Cell Biology

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