May 29, 2024

About the Role

Location: On-site

At Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company, we are committed to leading innovation in nuclear medicine and delivering the next generation of targeted radioligand therapy (RLT) to cancer patients.

The Specialist, Automation (ITOT) role is responsible for the configuration and maintenance of Operational Technology (OT) relevant computing hardware such as workstations, switches, virtual machines and displays. This role will sit in the Information Technology Operational Technology space (ITOT). Systems at the site include plant wide SCADA, 3rd Party Skid and standard-along control systems including freezers, air handlers, chillers and building management systems.
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure smooth integration of IT and Automation systems.
• Participate in the development and execution of IT and Automation projects.
• Support 24x7 Site operations after start-up.
• Schedule and perform routine maintenance and upgrades on IT hardware and software.
• Develop and maintain documentation for OT Hardware systems configurations and standard procedures (SOPs), User Requirements (URS), Functional Specifications (FS) and Design Specifications (DDS/HDS/SDS).
• Assist in the implementation of security measures and protocols to protect IT and automation systems.
• Setup and configure hardware that support OT Industrial Control systems including but not limited to network devices, switches, servers, and workstations in a GMP Pharma environment.
• Provide technical support and troubleshooting for IT and automation systems.
• Coordinate with vendors and external partners to resolve any technical issues or procure necessary equipment.
• Participate in Operational Excellence and continuous improvement efforts.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $84,000 and $126,000 year; 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.

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.

Role Requirements

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, automation, engineering or a related field.
• Minimum of 3+ years of experience in IT or Automation, in a GMP Pharma environment.
• Previous Aseptic experience is preferred.
• Strong knowledge of networking protocols, hardware, and troubleshooting.
• Experience in project management for IT or Automation projects
• Experience with setting up and configuring network devices, switches,
• Familiarity with automation systems and their integration with IT infrastructure.
• Experience of GMP including 21 CFR 11 regulations and compliance requirements.
• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
• Strong communication and collaboration abilities.
servers, and workstations.

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.

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Accessibility and reasonable accommodation
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Vaccine Policy (customer-facing roles only): While Novartis does not require vaccination for Covid-19 or proof of a recent negative test result for Covid-19 at this time, 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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Indianapolis, IN
Technical Operations
Full Time
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Specialist, Automation (Information Technology Operational Technology)

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