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Research Scientist




Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

2 million. That’s the number of patient-years of data collected across Novartis. If you want to work with an organization where data matters and the patient comes first, read on!

The Oncology Pathology & Biomarkers group within Novartis Oncology Translational Research is recruiting a Senior Principal Scientist to provide scientific and clinical expertise for informing patient selection strategies and biomarker development. You will partner across the full range of Oncology programs (small molecule, biotherapeutics and Immuno-Oncology) from target identification through late-stage clinical studies.

In this key role, you will design, perform and analyze cell & molecular biology studies using human tissues, xenograft models and cell lines, using techniques like Immunoflouresence microscopy, qPCR, westerns and other cutting-edge technologies.

Core Responsibilities:
Independently design and perform experiments, demonstrating expertise in a wide range of techniques (e.g., IF, cell culture, immunoblotting, qPCR).
Work collaboratively with others in the group and project team members. Communicate directly with colleagues to design and execute experiments, and subsequently present and discuss results.
Recognize technical problems and trouble-shoot.
Demonstrate understanding of role biomarkers play in FIH studies and contribute to development of biomarker assays to implement in the clinic.
Prepare presentation and clearly communicate results at team meetings.
Contribute to report writing and other publications.

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