Jul 18, 2022

Job Description

1 Purpose. To reimagine medicine.

The Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (CBT) department at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), merges groundbreaking technical capabilities with deep scientific expertise to deliver bold innovations at the forefront of science. As a member of the CBT Operations Team, you will be a critical resource within the organization to manage lab operations and enable the development of novel drug targets and new therapeutics.

We are seeking a hands-on, Lab Manager to help support the dynamic operations of a large research department. The successful candidate must be a collaborative teammate who is motivated, organized, self-directed, and capable of handling a variety of tasks in a global and highly matrixed environment. A candidate willing to infuse creativity into operational tasks is strongly desired.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:

- Be an enabling force in the support of CBT scientists to resolve operational challenges, manage issues and navigate complexity. Proactively lead initiatives and design key operational programs, especially with cross-functional groups of users and support functions.

- Find then realize opportunities for operational excellence by understanding the scientific workflow in CBT to improve operational efficiencies, sustainability, logistics, and business processes. Some financial analysis may be required.

- Establish and maintain relationships with CBT researchers and the NIBR Operations community to ensure alignment and execution of departmental and NIBR objectives. Operate within a matrix-based organization of support functions and third party vendors to provide effective support of CBT and NIBR operations. Be a leading participant in the NIBR Cambridge Lab Logistics community.

- Drive the execution and implementation of space related strategies within the local campus. Work with scientists to ensure full compliance with Health Safety & Environment program, business continuity, sustainability initiatives and other compliance programs.

- Lead the ordering, delivery, and installation of lab equipment including complex, integrated systems. Advance department’s lab equipment management through knowledge of equipment technologies, maintenance, utilization, and life cycle management.

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'll Bring to the Role:

- B.S. or M.S. degree in a scientific or management discipline with 3+ years in a lab operations capacity or 5+ years working in a biology or chemistry research environment.

- A user-oriented mentality and experience supporting others – specifically motivated to enable all of our associates with a track record of building relationships and engaging others in work.

- Strong matrix leadership, collaboration, and organizational skills are required. Must be solution oriented with comfort to exercise independent discretion and judgment to solve problems and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

- Project management, operational excellence, and design thinking skillsets with experience initiating and leading assignments with a proven ability to positively impact project goals.

- Strong information management and digital skillset that includes advanced knowledge of SharePoint, MS Teams, OneNote, Excel macros, and related systems.

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 team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Manager, Lab Operations, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics

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