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Research Scientist - Compound Management

San Diego, California, United States
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Health Sciences
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Full Time
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Research Scientist
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Job Description

4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; 20 years of NIBR San Diego history! For over 21 years, NIBR - San Diego has been doing cutting-edge innovative drug discovery for Novartis global research organization.

We are seeking a Research Scientist for our Compound Management (CM) Group at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), San Diego to work in a highly automated, highly interactive, and fast-paced environment to enable efficient compound distribution locally and worldwide. As a member of the global CM community, you will help accelerate drug discovery through operational excellence in a flexible and dynamic environment.

You will conduct routine operation and maintenance of laboratory robotics as well as interfacing with web-based software tools. Some of the laboratory tasks would include retrieval and storage of solutions from semi-automated and automated stores, use of automated instruments for dissolution and solution transfers, coordination of shipments of orders to and from other Novartis sites and/or CROs.

Key Responsibilities
• Fulfillment of dry and solution-based compound sample requests for local and/or global Novartis sites and for external collaborators.
• Retrieval and storage of compounds from automated and semi-automated stores
• Operation of laboratory robotics requiring machine setup and post-processing procedures using established lab protocols
• Maintain and troubleshoot the automation with input from senior lab members to ensure quality
• Manual compound weighing

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.

Minimum Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

• A BS or equivalent degree in chemical, biological sciences, or related field with 2+ years working in a laboratory setting or equivalent skills.
• Previous experience operating and troubleshooting various instrumentation is highly desired.
• Help to identify issues and implement solutions to meet the needs of project teams/colleagues.
• Work collaboratively across lab with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is required.
• Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
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