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Recent Master Cell Line Screening and Development

Basel, Switzerland
Closing date
Mar 21, 2023

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology
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Job Description

20 years of untapped data waiting for the right person to find the next breakthrough in innovative medicines.
This Postgraduate role will support our innovation pipeline in the NIBR Biologics Center (NBC) contributing to the development of best-in-class manufacturing cell lines for the production of Biologics e.g. multispecific proteins.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Generate stable, transgenic producer cell lines including CHO
• Perform state-of-the-art cell line engineering activities
• Design and molecular cloning of DNA vectors and genetic elements
• Perform characterization experiments on engineered cells including upstream production processes and genetic characterization on DNA and RNA samples
• Document experiments using electronic lab book and according to line function requirements
• Analyze and collect experimental data & present scientific interpretation in internal meetings

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Recent Master graduate with a Degree in Biotechnology, Biology or Biochemistry
• Strong experience in mammalian (suspension) cell culture
• Experience in DNA vector design & cloning and cell & genome engineering
• Good experience and understanding of molecular biological methods
• Proficient in English (written and spoken)

Desirable requirements:
• Experience in microscopy and flow cytometry
• Knowledge in NGS
• Knowledge of data analysis software

Please submit a cover letter that includes your motivation for the position and from when you will be available. Thank you.

Start date: 15th June 2023
Duration: 6 months

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.


At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine.

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.

Novartis has one of the industry’s most competitive pipelines. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

We have entered an exciting era in health and biomedical innovation. Powered by our incredible colleagues, supported by our flexible-hybrid working model, new AI powered learning, personal growth and career platform and a refreshed commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, we are well-poised to help lead this transformative moment for our industry and for ourselves. Join Us!

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