Mar 25, 2024

About the Role

This position is located in East Hanover, NJ or Cambridge, MA and does not have the ability to be located remotely.


About the role:
As a recognized expert in the field, you will have a key impact on the entire Novartis pipeline, transitioning programs from preclinical through early clinical and ultimately to full development focusing on Ph1 and Ph2a trials. As a Translational Medicine Expert (TME) you will work with teams to carry out strategies for the Translational Medicine component of drug development projects from Research to clinical Ph2 in single or multiple indications. You will be responsible for clinical monitoring and integrated safety data review during and after the live phase of a study. In collaboration with BD&L team you will evaluate the risks and benefits of potential in-licensing opportunities, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of external programs in terms of TM's scope of responsibility.

Your Key Responsibilities:
• Provide medical and scientific expertise and leadership and drive success of early global programs (Ph1 and Ph2a)
• Responsible for clinical monitoring and integrated safety data review during and after the live phase of a study.
• Drive analysis of studies and presents results to relevant decision boards and communicate clinical team matters to global project teams and relevant boards
• Evaluate clinical centers and foster communication with crucial collaborating investigators, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders
• Provide medical and scientific leadership and expertise to all line functions on the study team.
• Support Translational Research in developing new indications, endpoints and biomarkers, using in vitro, in vivo, or in silica methods
• In collaboration with research scientists, identify, develop, and implement strategy for preclinical support of clinical program-related scientific objectives. This includes assessment of medical need, proposal of clinical development pathways, and re-view of preclinical data for clinical implications, and other relevant activities.
• Provide scientific expert assessments and support for in-licensing opportunities, including due diligences/BD&L
• Represent clinical Translational Medicine aspects to Health Authorities and other stake- holders (e.g. payers, patient advocacy groups).
• Oversee publication strategy for TM studies; lead writing of scientific publications; present study results externally where appropriate

Novartis Compensation and Benefit Summary: The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $257,600 - $386,400/year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We 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.

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 let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements

Essential Requirements:

• Doctoral degree, MD required with clinical subspecialty training preferred in Immunology, Rheumatology, internal medicine, surgery or, orthopedics; Additional PhD/post-doctoral equivalent research preferred
• At least 5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech company, CRO, or academic medical center, or related experience
• Recognized for scientific expertise: respected by colleagues internally and externally, have made significant contributions to the immunology field and created / established new concepts; record of high quality publications in international scientific journals.
• Excellent written and oral communication /presentation skills.
• Independence: Able to work independently on study planning and execution, and with supervision on project planning.
• Innovation: Seeks out new clinical discovery opportunities and Ph2 approaches.
• Demonstrated passion for science.

Desirable Requirements:
• Recognized medical expertise, as evidenced by publication of significant contributions to a field over time

Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

You’ll receive:
You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook.

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: The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] 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.

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Biomedical Research
Translational Medicine
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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