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Expert Science & Technology (CART Process Development)

East Hanover, New Jersey
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Feb 2, 2023

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Science, Pharmaceutical, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance
Full Time
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Job Description

10 days, that is how long we treat a patient’s T-cells, before we return them to potentially save this patient’s life.

The Expert Science & Technology in cell therapy plays a paramount role in the development and assessment of process and analytical technologies to be implemented in the CAR-T and cell therapies pipeline programs.

As a member of the Technical Development group, this individual will manage and own current and future Cell and Gene development projects and contribute to interdisciplinary technical development work in the larger CGT organization. The candidate will act as a subject matter expert for cell therapies projects, interpret and communicate results, evaluate data, draw relevant conclusions and write protocols, reports, and other source documents for regulatory submissions. Contribute to risk analyses and/or peer review and process challenge meetings.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Perform experimental design, protocol development and execution, data analysis, technical report writing and presentation.
• The candidate will act as a leading subject matter expert for cell therapy projects, identify and implement relevant existing technologies for successful manufacturing of gene-edited cell therapy products, interpret and communicate results and draw relevant conclusions
• As a technical expert, the candidate will actively participate in several technical forums and present scientific/technical work at internal/external meetings
• Assume scientific/technical key function in teams, projects, networks, platforms and/or department activities.
• Work independently and collaborate cross functionally with colleagues from pre-clinical, process development, quality and analytical development teams to plan, execute, troubleshoot and analyze experimental results
• Deliver on project milestones, including technical presentations, development reports and other documents relevant to GMP operations.
• The candidate will show adherence to Novartis standards, in particular, quality, ethical, health, safety, and environment (HSE), and information security (ISEC) standards.
•The candidate will support preparation of internal audit and inspections when required

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'll bring to the role:

• Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of industry experience OR Master's degree with 3+ years of industry experience OR a PhD with 1+ years relevant experience in Immunology/Cell Therapy
• Scientific background and understanding of CAR-T manufacturing and development process scale up and scale down
• Recognized expertise in immunology, cell biology, biomarker identification, clinical research
• Demonstrated record of accomplishment in fostering innovation and creative problem-solving
• Experience in CAR-T therapy development, vectors, process optimization and characterization.
Experience within a cGMP regulated environment and knowledge of the relevant regulatory guidelines regarding process development
• Ability to work independently and to participate in cross-functional teams, meet deadlines, organize and prioritize work
• Ability to acquire knowledge quickly in the rapidly expanding cell and gene therapy field.
• Hands on experience with flow cytometry, qPCR, and cell -based assays are a plus.
• Good communication/presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $92,800 and $139,200/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.

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!

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Accessibility and reasonable accommodations
The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] 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.
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