Head (Sr Dir) Genomic Biomarker Solutions Novartis Navigate Biopharma

Job Description

1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and far too many will lose their battle every year. At Navigate we envision a disease free world - our talented and passionate team is at the forefront of enabling drug development by using transformative science to deliver high quality, world class clinical biomarker solutions so we can one day realize that vision.

Join us on our journey to turning innovative treatment ideas into reality to improve and extend patient lives across the globe. Navigate Biopharma, a fully owned subsidiary of Novartis, provides assay development, clinical trial testing, and companion diagnostics services to companies in the precision medicine field. At present, Navigate supports 100+ clinical trials from 30+ pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies, including 8 of the top 15 oncology companies globally.

Your responsibilities:
Lead a genomics group to develop game changing biomarker solutions for clinical trial or companion diagnostic/IVD applications in a regulated clinical lab setting for Pharma sponsors

• Develop technology & data science strategy for genomics
• Functional oversight of data science, bioinformatics & molecular technologies
• Oversee all aspects of the Genomics department (people, strategy, budget, resource allocation, execution, risk)
• Effectively engage, motivate team and develop leaders
• Be a strong cross functional collaborator with ability to prioritize effectively
• Champion operational excellence
• Present to senior leadership and diverse customer base

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.