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Senior Principal Scientist, Metabolomics

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Closing date
Dec 20, 2022

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Health Sciences, Drug Development
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
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Job Description

220,945! That is the number of entries in the Human Metabolome database. As a metabolomics expert in the Translational Profiling group within the Chemical Biology and Therapeutics department of NIBR, you will have the opportunity to use your knowledge in this fascinating field between chemistry and biology in the development of innovative medicines to improve lives of patients. The Translational Profiling group is a global team of proteomics, metabolomics, imaging and data science expertise, located in Basel, Switzerland and Cambridge, MA sites. We lead break-through therapeutic innovation in drug discovery by reimagining analytical technologies.

We are seeking a Senior Principal Scientist-Metabolomics to be based out of our Cambridge, MA office. In this role, you will lead a team of experts in Cambridge and play a leading role in maintaining our technologies at the cutting-edge and developing our global strategy in the metabolomics field. Join this amazing team, bring your passion and expertise and make an immediate impact today!

What you’ll be doing: Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Lead, oversee and/or participate in high impact metabolomics and lipidomics projects as part of drug discovery programs ranging from early research to the translation to patients.
• Provide matrix leadership to a team of experts in analytics and mass spectrometry
• Initiate, lead and contribute to interdisciplinary research programs in a highly collaborative and matrixed manner across internal groups and with external partners.
• Maintain a state-of-the art lipidomic and metabolomics technology platform by keeping up-to-date with external technology developments and internal project requirements and priorities
• Champion innovative technology and cross-disciplinary initiatives for biomedical research
• Provide growth and development opportunities for the team, coaching and mentoring of junior scientists and/or project team and enable work of direct/matrix reports or key collaborators within functional community

This position will be located at the Cambridge, MA site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. This position will require 1% travel as defined by the business (domestic and/ or international).

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: (required)
• PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Analytical Sciences, or a related discipline with 5+ years of relevant postdoctoral experience in biomedical or pharmaceutical research, with emphasis in lipidomics and/or metabolomics with 8+ years of industry experience.
• Demonstrated experience in leading and growing diverse research teams and team members.
• Extensive knowledge of and experience with metabolomics and lipidomic approaches and technologies applied in biomedical and translational research.
• Strong publication record with significant contributions in the metabolomics field.
• Good understanding of data analysis and biostatistics techniques.
• A collaborative, innovative mindset and ability to adapt quickly to dynamic, fast paced multi-disciplinary research environment.
• Demonstrated communication and presentation skills with multidisciplinary audiences across different seniority levels.

• Experience in translational research.
• Experience with multi-omics data integration and knowledge of advanced data science approaches and coding.

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 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.
The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $144-198K a 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.
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