Aug 09, 2022

Job Description

4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; more than two decades making of history! For over 21 years, the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research (NIBR San Diego) has been doing cutting-edge innovative drug discovery.

Join us to make a difference in the next twenty years!

The Biotherapeutics Department, Structural Biology Group is looking for a highly motivated Research Scientist, skilled in Protein Science to support computational and experimental Protein Design on novel protein biotherapeutics. The successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to characterize computational engineered proteins via high-throughput protein expression, purification and biophysics.

Primary responsibilities:
• Small and medium scale protein production for utilization in biophysics, assay and structure applications.
• Experimental support for the development of computational protein design methodologies and assays.
• Communication and presentation of scientific and technical work to colleagues.
• Collaboration with scientific teams across the San Diego and global Novartis sites

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 will bring to the role:
• BS in biochemistry or related field
• 2 years of experience with molecular biology techniques.
• Expertise in E. coli protein expression. Knowledge of other expression systems such as yeast, mammalian or insect is advantageous but not required
• A practical understanding of protein purification techniques and instrumentation (gravity, FPLC, HPLC, NTA, SEC and RP )
• Familiarity of biophysical methods (SPR, CD, light scattering, ITC and DSC ) and laboratory automation is preferred.
• High degree of self-motivation and attention to detail
• Strong organizational and time management skills

Desired Qualifications:
• MS in biochemistry or related field
• 2 years of experience with molecular biology techniques

Why consider Novartis?
750 million. That is how many lives our products touch.

And while we are 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 are given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data.
Where you are empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you are surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

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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San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist - Protein Science

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