Senior Scientist - CM

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Closing date
Feb 4, 2023

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

14! That’s how many disease areas this Senior Scientist may support across the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR).

Our Global Genetically Engineered Models (GEM) Team within Comparative Medicine (CM) supports the expansion of animal science, preclinical care, and research model development furthering research across the world. We are the innovation incubator within in vivo pre-clinical research and are the central partner for in vivo scientific input, organizing and performing all in vivo activities.

The Senior Scientist role is a highly technical and/or specialized professional position responsible for supporting 14 disease areas including oncology, neuroscience and cardiovascular medicine, providing high quality & consistent in vivo technical research support within our multi-building, multi-discipline research program. This role will perform supplemental tasks in assisting the Manager and other delegated programmatic oversight duties as specified.

Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

•Work closely with the Novartis research community to manage and optimize breeding colonies of genetically modified rodent models intended for in vivo study use.
•Support genetic testing laboratory (i.e., processing biopsy tissue, PCR testing, qPCR testing, analysis of results, recording data, etc.).
•Perform hands-on technical in vivo work supporting rodent breeding, embryology, and microinjection (i.e., compound administration, tissue collection, animal identification, clinical observation, etc.)
•Responsible for ensuring compliance with all institutional and regulatory protocols, policies, and guidelines.
•Regularly complete literature reviews to maintain familiarity with the latest technologies focused on improving current in vivo disease modeling.
•Conduct presentations of data and results to the Genetically Engineered Models group and project teams.

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:
•MS or BS degree in Veterinary Science or related field
•5 to 7 years of experience, preferably working in an animal research environment. Level of the position will be commensurate with experience.
•ALAT certification preferred or pursued after start
•Advanced understanding of genetically engineered rodent models with a focus on breeding colony management
•Able to prepare, handle, administer compounds by various basic methods (e.g., SC, IP, IM)
•Experience working in a molecular biology laboratory and/or rodent microinjection laboratory preferred
•Experience operating within a barrier-maintained facility carrying out in vivo studies utilizing micro-isolator techniques
•Detail oriented with knowledge of the IACUC/AWC compliance and regulations
•Working knowledge of federal, state, local animal welfare laws, departmental SOP’s and Good Laboratory Practices
•Able to lift 50 lbs., and work from standing position for prolonged time periods. May be required to work weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather.

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.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $92,800 and $139,200/year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/22 through 12/31/22, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. 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.

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