Jul 14, 2022

Job Description

5600 scientists working on over 300 discovery programs in 8 disease areas focusing on 90 new molecular entities makes Novartis the premier place to develop your career as a pharmaceutical professional. If you are curious, scientifically minded, and want to positively impact society by speeding delivery of novel therapies to patients, then look no further, NIBR is the place to be. As a Senior Scientist in the Translational Medicine PK Sciences Bioanalytical group, you will have the opportunity to make a difference.

In this laboratory-based Senior Scientist role, you will apply your hands-on expertise to the bioanalysis of small and large molecule therapeutics, including gene therapies, cell therapies, antibody-drug conjugates, bi-trispecific/ScFV antibodies, oligonucleotides/siRNA, proteins and peptides. You will work with an elite team of scientists involved in the development and qualification of small and large molecule assays supporting pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and immunogenicity studies across all phases of the drug discovery & development pipeline. Additionally, you will contribute to new technology platform evaluations to improve support for challenging new therapeutic modalities.

Your main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

•Independently design, develop, qualify and implement bioanalytical ligand binding assays (LBAs) and qPCR (polymerase chain reaction) assays for PK, TK, PD and ADA assessment supporting various modalities such as biologics, oligonucleotides and cell and gene therapy platforms.
•Complete study sample analysis and draft the bioanalytical report in support of urgent project requests.
•Represent the bioanalytical function on project teams and present results, data interpretation, timelines etc. at project team meetings
•Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to evaluate new bioanalytical technologies and solutions to support challenging project requests

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 bring to the role:

• B.S. or M.S. in chemistry, biochemistry or related field with minimum 3 years of relevant lab experience in a pharmaceutical, CRO or related industry.
• Hands-on experience with the development of large molecule LBAs and qPCR workflows with an understanding of a broad range of bioanalytical platforms.
• Demonstrated experience in generating and documenting bioanalytical data, interpretation of bioanalytical data, and authoring study reports.
• Strong engagement, interpersonal communication skills, presentation skills and ability to thrive in a dynamic matrixed working environment. Agility and willingness to learn, implement, and teach new bioanalytical techniques to support the evolving portfolio.

Why consider Novartis?

Flexibility: Novartis offers hybrid, flexible working options for all associates
Culture: Novartis is a curious, empowered, inspired, unbossed, collaborative environment
Growth and development: Associates are encouraged to take ownership of their growth and development with several cross-functional development (technical and leadership) options to explore
Total rewards: Novartis offers competitive: salaries, short and long-term incentives, health and retirement options, paid-time off, and many other benefits

Join us and help us reimagine medicine. Our patients are waiting...

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].

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Translational Medicine
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Senior Scientist, Biologics Bioanalytical Lab

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