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Research Scientist/Cellular Biologist -- Genome Sciences (BS or MS)

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Closing date
Feb 5, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology, Health Sciences
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Full Time
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Job Description

6500! That is the number of associates across the globe at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

The Genome Sciences (GS) group at the department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics Department (CBT) in NIBR Cambridge USA, is a highly dynamic and collaborative environment that interfaces at biology, genetic engineering and genome analysis with pre-clinical development. We are seeking an early-career scientist to join our dynamic and multidisciplinary group working on pre-clinical lead discovery related to in-vitro cellular and phenotypic screening.

This position requires experience with cell and molecular biology and the ideal candidate should have some experience with automation. The candidate will be involved in developing assays for target identification and therapeutic concept with the ultimate goal of successful project transition into the clinic.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Develop and implement emerging cutting-edge technologies for disease-relevant cellular and biochemical assays compatible with HTS.
* Be familiar with some automation process and be able to execute mid to large screens using compounds or genetic reagents.
* Hands-on experience with either CRISPR and/or RNAi screening.
* Proficiency in molecular and cell biology techniques: implement techniques for gene expression analysis including Western Blot, RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, rt-qPCR and library construction.
* Conduct routine mammalian cell culture. Experience with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) culture preferred but not necessary for consideration.
* Candidate with expertise in bioinformatics or scripting language is also a plus.

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:

* BS/MS with at least 3-5 years of technical experience.
* Ability to work independently, as well as with interdisciplinary teams.
* Excellent communicator and engage with multidisciplinary project teams to design, execute, and interpret experiments.
* Must be organized & detail-oriented, and adept at troubleshooting.

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 $84,000 and $126,000 per 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. 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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