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Lab Manager

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Dec 22, 2022

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Job Description

750 million+. That’s the number of lives our products touch. While we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives. We believe we can achieve the goal when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment, empowering you to take calculated risks, and teaming you with people who share your determination, to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Laboratory Operations (LO), situated within the Scientific Operations (SO) organization, is responsible for providing integrated programs and services that support our scientific community, and has a mission to enable the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research’s (NIBR) lab scientists to focus on science in the lab through data-driven, sustainable operational excellence and innovation.

As a Lab Manager you will support NIBR research and projects under the coordination of Scientific Operations. This position will interface with the scientists and supporting NIBR functions- including Health, Safety & Environment, Facilities and Real Estate, IT/NX, Procurement, and Finance.

The successful candidate must be organized, self-directed, and capable of handling a variety of tasks in a highly matrixed environment. This individual will be responsible for the implementation of the lab operations and activities relating to scientific laboratory logistics, safety, and laboratory space planning.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

•Establish and maintain strong relationships with NIBR researchers as well as with the NIBR Operations community to ensure alignment and execution of departmental and Scientific Operations objectives.
•Identify opportunities and lead or collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve operational efficiencies, logistics, and business processes.
•Oversee and maintain labs to ensure full compliance with Health Safety & Environment programs and regulations.
•Support business continuity initiatives.
•Drive Lab Operations and general NIBR lab supply channel implementations for: consumables, chemicals, media, and reagents.
•Create and manage POs and vendor invoicing. Some financial analysis may be required.
•Support Lab Equipment Management needs (inventory, compliance check, fleet life cycle management insights, etc.).
•Support the ordering and installation of lab equipment.
•Collaborate with IT/NX department on software and hardware upgrades and licensing.
•Manage lab ops; coordinate internal moves, recommend changes for space optimization, organize regular lab cleanouts.
•Adhere to sustainability best practices and significantly contribute to the development of such.

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:

•B.S. or M.S. degree in a scientific discipline such as chemistry, biology, engineering.
•3 to 5 years of experience managing lab operations or 5+ years working in a lab.
•Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and recordkeeping skills.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to present information to scientists and support teams.
•Experience with budget planning and management, expense reconciliation, vendor contract negotiations, and business data analysis. Comprehension of financial systems is preferred.
•Enthusiasm for drug discovery and dedication to working in a team-oriented environment to contribute to shared project and organizational goals.
•Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced drug discovery environment with positivity and persistence regardless of challenges.
•Ability to exercise independent discretion and judgment to solve problems.
•Strong understanding of the processes and protocols required in a scientific research organization.
•Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook is required. Experience with SharePoint and Teams is preferred.

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: 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 send an e-mail to [email protected] or 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.

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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