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Senior Scientist I

**330884BR** **Job ID:** 330884BR **Job Description:** 2 million patient-years of data collected across Novartis. The Oncology Pathology & Biomarkers group within Novartis Oncology Translational Research is recruiting a Senior Principal Scientist to provide scientific and clinical expertise for informing patient selection strategies and biomarker development. You will partner across the full range of Oncology programs (small molecule, biotherapeutics and Immuno-Oncology) from target identification through late-stage clinical studies. This hands-on role designs, performs and analyzes cell & molecular biology studies using human tissues, xenograft models and cell lines, using techniques like Immunofluorescence microscopy, qPCR, westerns and other cutting-edge technologies. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Independently design and perform experiments with a high degree of complexity, demonstrating expertise in a wide range of techniques (e.g., IF, cell culture, immunoblotting, qPCR). • Be a self-starter and independently seek out opportunities to learn and contribute to within Oncology and the larger NIBR organization. • Work collaboratively with others in the group and project team members. • Communicate directly with project teams to design and execute experiments, and subsequently present and discuss results. • Recognize problems and trouble-shoot. • Represent the lab at project team meetings. • Contribute to report writing and other publications. • Active participation in supporting, teaching and learning from colleagues in the pathology and biomarker group. • Fully understand and participate in the drug development process including reaching out to and working with early discovery and late development teams for project specific requirements. \n\n\n\n{#400,300#}#/video#] **Position Title:** Senior Scientist I **Minimum requirements:** What You Will Bring to the Role: • MS or BS in the Biological Sciences required • Minimum 3 years of laboratory experience (Bachelor's degree, minimum of 5 years). Experience with qPCR, western blots, cell culture, plate-based assays, immunofluorescence microscopy is required. • Proven ability to evaluate new technologies and be a champion for game-changing platforms to the broader organization. • Familiarity with the drug development process. WHY CONSIDER NOVARTIS? 799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives? We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Imagine what you could do at Novartis! Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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. Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: **Job Type:** Full Time **Country:** USA **Work Location:** Cambridge, MA **Functional Area:** Research & Development **Division:** NIBR **Business Unit:** Oncology NIBR **Employment Type:** Regular **Company/Legal Entity:** NIBRI **Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion::** _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._ **Shift Work:** No **Early Talent:** Yes

Senior Scientist I

Full time
Cambridge, MA

Published on 01/15/2022

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