Scientific Associate, Next Generation Sequencing

Scientific Associate, Next Generation Sequencing
The Analytical Sciences and Imaging (ASI) Genomics group at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Basel, Switzerland, is recruiting for an independent bench scientist to join a multidisciplinary technology laboratory focusing on next generation sequencing and to impact projects across different disease areas.

The successful candidate will:
- Support diverse research projects across Novartis disease areas using next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies
- Run several projects simultaneously with minimal manager supervision
- Build standard sequencing libraries using commercial reagents
- Participate in the development of new NGS applications
- Operate robotic sample preparation and sequencing instruments
- Meticulously document work in an electronic lab book
- Be comfortable with the daily use of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
- MSc, BSc degree in Molecular Biology or equivalent professional experience
- Proficiency in standard laboratory techniques such as: PCR; molecular cloning; and gene expression methodologies
- Excellent laboratory and organizational skills
- Advanced literacy in Excel
- Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively
- Good language skills in English

Additional desirable skills:
- Hands-on experience with NGS protocols, Illumina and/or PacBio technologies
- Experience with a LIMS
Biotherapeutic and Analytical Technologies - NIBR
Novartis Pharma AG
Research & Development
Full Time