Screening Scientist, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics

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Job Description

400+ scientists globally. That is your opportunity for partnerships within Chemical Biology & Therapeutics (CBT) to innovate the science of drug hunting.

The High Throughput Biology team in CBT is searching for a scientist who is flexible and motivated, with practical experience in developing and executing assays for drug discovery taking advantage of all the sophisticated capabilities that NIBR has to offer. The successful candidate will work with strong specialist project team members to develop and optimize assays to support drug discovery efforts within the Chemical Biology and Therapeutics department as well as across diverse therapeutic areas.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• collaborating closely with colleagues to assist in the development and implementation of assays on automated systems.
• developing, optimizing, adapting, and evaluating assay protocols suitable for automated screening
• working with automation team members and collaborating with reagent production laboratories, detail the large amount of data generated in your studies in databases and present your results in project team meeting

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.

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• BS or MS in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Biology or closely related field, with 3 to 5 years of proven track record working in a HTS laboratory
• Proven track record of assay development in an academic or industrial environment
• Experience in or the aptitude to learn large-scale data handling and databases
• Experience in laboratory automation and interest in novel readout technologies with experience in High-Throughput Screening an advantage
• Open and proactive communicator, excellent writing skills, customer focused to interact with various partners in a multidisciplinary team setting
• Reliable and flexible teammate, used to sharing tasks and projects
• Prioritizing, keeping timelines and good organization skills
• Independent and accurate working style, results-driven and committed to quality

Desirable requirements:

• Strong background in biochemistry and/or cell biology to understand mechanism of disease
• Have understanding of or ability to learn basic computer programming concepts and languages

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. 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!

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.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.