Apr 24, 2024

About the Role

Location: Onsite - Morris Plains, NJ

Shift: Wednesday - Saturday 2:30pm - 1:00am

Novartis is unable to offer relocation support for this role: please only apply if this location is accessible for you.

365 days a year, we aspire to be the best manufacturer of Cell & Gene therapies to ensure our patients have the treatments they need to live longer, healthier lives.

Under general direction, perform testing and other activities in functions supporting the Quality Control department (Micro/EM, QC Bio-assay, and raw materials, as appropriate).

• Perform Bio-Analytical testing such as Flow, ELISA, cell count, cell viability, qPCR as well as micro/EM testing such as environmental monitoring, gram stain, sterility, endotoxin, and mycoplasma.
• Perform raw material testing such as HPLC, GC, FTIR, osmolarity, UV/VIS, polarimeter, refractometer, and viscometer.
• Maintain controls and reference standards to support testing. Maintenance of Cell Lines and cell banks.
• Review/approve data generated by other team members.
• Perform method qualification/optimization of methods as per appropriate protocols.
• Contribute to OOS/OOE investigations and deviation investigations.
• Knowledge of LabWare LIMS and/or other QC data systems.
• Maintain GMP/GLP quality systems and follows quality policies

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

• BA or MS in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, or other related science AND 0 - 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biologics, microbiology, sterile manufacture, or medical device industry.
• Knowledge of cGMP and an understanding of the concepts of GLP, good clinical practices and FDA guidelines, applicable state and foreign regulations, and standards routinely used in the industry (i.e., ANSI, ISO, etc.).
• Knowledge of microbiological and environmental monitoring, bioassay, and/or raw material test methods, as appropriate.
• Knowledge of LIMS systems.
• Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of individuals in various aspects of Novartis operations.
• Detail-oriented with expertise in problem solving and solid decision-making abilities.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

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:


The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $69,300 - $103,900 salaried; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. 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. You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook. https://www.novartis.com/careers/benefits-rewards

You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook: https://www.novartis.com/careers/benefits-rewards

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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Morris Plains, NJ
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Associate Scientist (Wed - Sat 2:30pm - 1:00am)

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