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Research Scientist, Biochemistry - CVM

Employer
Novartis
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 26, 2023

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Sector
Science, Pharmaceutical
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
Jobseeker Type
Professional
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Job Description

17.9 million lives are estimated to be lost each year due to Cardio-metabolic diseases. The Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Area (CVM) of the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) is committed to changing this alarming statistic by discovering transformative medicines to treat cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.
We are seeking a highly motivated in vitro Research Scientist to join our Biochemistry team. Here you will advance our understanding of disease biology and the discovery of new drugs, by contributing to target validation, assay development and drug screening efforts throughout the disease area and in collaboration with the larger research organization.

What you will be doing (key responsibilities):
•Plan, develop and perform biochemical and cellular assays for drug discovery.
•Support assay development, profiling of therapeutic leads, target validation and mechanism-of-action studies
•Support animal pharmacology studies by developing and performing ex vivo assays
•Conduct data analyses and documentation of experiments.
•Collaborate effectively while working in a matrixed environment.
•Have good laboratory, data recording and data documentation practices.
•Present results in lab and department meetings.
•Assist in writing of research documents and publications.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $80,000.00 and $100,000.00 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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.

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:
•MS degree in biochemistry, molecular or cell biology, biophysics, biomedical engineering or a related field, or a BS degree and at least 1-3 years of relevant laboratory experience.
•Experience in independently developing and executing biochemical and cellular assays for drug discovery is preferred. Experience with siRNA technology is a plus, but not required.
•Flexibility and aptitude for learning, with the ability to quickly grasp new techniques and apply them to your work.
•Experience in generation, analysis, and presentation of scientific data.
•Creative problem-solving capabilities.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively in a matrixed team environment.
•Laboratory work experience is preferred, whereas industrial experience is not essential.
•Interest and willingness to work in any of the following disease areas: obesity, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, atherosclerosis.

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

While Novartis does not require vaccination for Covid-19 or proof of a recent negative test result for Covid-19 at this time, employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected] .
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