Research Scientist, Chemical Biology and Proteomics

Job Description

85% of the proteome is currently undrugged. You can join the effort to tackle a longstanding challenge in early drug discovery by identifying small molecules that modulate the activity of these so far undrugged targets and pathways to positively impact human health. We are currently looking for a scientist to join an interdisciplinary team that combines chemical biology, covalent drug discovery, mass spectrometry, cell biology, and informatics technologies to tackle this challenge.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- independently designing and implementing experiments

- identification of covalent ligands of undrugged targets

- medium-to-high throughput compound screening

- MS-based characterization of covalent adducts on proteins

- biochemical and biophysical characterization of protein-ligand interactions

- effective communication as a critical member of multi-disciplinary project teams

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 Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biological Science with at least 2 years academic and/or industry experience. Fluent English (spoken and written).

- The ideal candidate would have a chemical biology background with an emphasis in biochemistry or biophysics and a working knowledge of organic chemistry.

- Prior experience in covalent ligand discovery is desired, but not required.

- The ability to work collaboratively, with autonomy, and thrive in a multitasking environment is essential.

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.