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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Research Scientist, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts

320274BR Job ID: 320274BR Job Description: 5600! 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 help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. The Biology 4 Drug Discovery group in Cambridge, US, is seeking a B.S./M.S. scientist to boost our efforts to discover novel therapeutics and drug targets. This global group consists of several laboratories organized under the theme of chemical biology with chemists and biologists working together in a highly collaborative environment. Your responsibilities include, but not limited to: - Perform research as a leading bench scientist - Develop disease-relevant cell-based assays and perform mechanistic studies to characterize compounds and biologics in close collaboration with our disease area partners (including, but not limited, to oncology, neuroscience, immunology, ophthalmology and respiratory). - Design and execute cell and molecular biology experiments, interpret and challenge results, and generate new hypotheses and next steps - Work in interdisciplinary teams to share expertise and collaborate toward shared goals - Frequent oral data communication/presentation - Organizational skills for design and tracking experiments, study results, and reagents \n\n\n\n Position Title: Research Scientist, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics Minimum requirements: What You'll Bring to the Role: - B.A./B.S. and a minimum of 1-2 years laboratory experience in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology - Experienced or ability to quickly learn cell and molecular biology techniques that may include cell culture, transfection/electroporation, stable cell line generation by lentivirus or CRISPR, immunofluorescence, proliferation, flow cytometry, reporter assays, RNAi, cloning, PCR, qRT-PCR, immunoprecipitation, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, liquid handling robotics and familiarity studying cell biology and phenotypes with small molecules - Experience with Microsoft Office and data analysis software - Ability to design, perform, analyze, and interpret experiments - Highly self-motivated, fast learner, flexible, innovative and courageous - Thrives in a collaborative environment - Excellent oral and written communication skills Why consider Novartis? 769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. And while we’re proud of that fact, 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 brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Imagine what you could do at Novartis! Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. Job Type: Full Time Country: USA Work Location: Cambridge, MA Functional Area: Research & Development Division: NIBR Business Unit: CBT - NIBR Employment Type: Regular Company/Legal Entity: NIBRI EEO Statement: 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. Shift Work: No