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Expert Science & Technology - Analytical Development

United States
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Sep 24, 2023

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12,000. The number of associates worldwide working together to reimagine medicine!

The Global Drug Development (GDD) organization oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners. We transform the lives of people by developing innovative and life-changing medicines.

Bench to bedside! This exciting role serves as a technical expert to develop, optimize, and implement novel analytical methodologies for our CAR-T cell therapy products. The successful candidate will work with a talented and experienced team in our Technical Research and Development organization at East Hanover, New Jersey. The candidate will be an important point of contact for the coordination and execution of molecular, potency and characterization assays, qualification studies, and method transfer activities within area of expertise. He/ She will interface regularly and build relationships with other functions such as Process Development, Quality Control and Manufacturing Sciences & Technology to collaboratively drive projects to meet the established timelines while maintaining the highest quality and data integrity standards. This individual will uphold Novartis Values & Beliefs and Code of Ethics to successfully support our bold mission of delivering effective CAR-T cell products for patients in need.

What you will be doing:

• Perform analytical testing including flow cytometry, cell count, cell viability, qPCR/dPCR, potency, etc. following appropriate SOPs and procedures
• Record and maintain meticulous records in electronic laboratory notebook in compliance with Quality standards
• Review and approve data by other team members
• Continuously identifies opportunities for method improvement. Implement resolution to technical challenges
• Execute qualification/optimization of analytical methods
• Drive project timelines and deliverables while meeting internal quality and data integrity requirements
• Communicate effectively and present complex data within the department and cross-functionally
• Author and review method related technical documents to ensure completeness, accuracy, consistency and clarity
• Support tracking and trending systems, and programs, which assist in the testing, evaluation and monitoring of quality and efficiency

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:

• Minimum: BA/BS or MS in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology or other related science
• 3+ years (BA/BS) or 2+ years (MS) of prior experience in industry (preferred) or academia
• Understanding of the scientific principles underpinning the analytical methods for process and product characterization such as flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA, cell based assays
• Expertise with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture, Human T-cell culture experience a plus
• Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of cross-functional teams
• Detail-oriented with expertise in problem solving and solid decision-making abilities
• Established ability to work in a regulated environment
• Experience writing laboratory SOPs and technical instructions is preferred
• Good presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $97,600 to $146,600/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?
236 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2022, 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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