BS/MS Cell Therapy CART Research Scientist Immuno Oncology

    • Cambridge, MA

Job Description
$9.0 billion R&D spend to develop breakthrough medicines! We are seeking an energetic Scientist to join the CAR-T Team within the Immuno-Oncology group in the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research (NIBR) located in Cambridge, MA. We are dedicated to the creation and development of transformative new CAR-T based therapeutics for Oncology as we seek to reimagine medicine for our patients.

As part of a multidisciplinary cell therapeutics research team, the successful candidate will work closely with research and manufacturing cross-functional partners to develop CAR-T manufacturing processes, optimize scale up, collaboratively develop and test novel analytical methods, and contribute to the drafting of technical documents and regulatory submissions. This position is ideal for talented, highly motivated, and results-oriented individuals wishing to combine their interest in areas of immuno-oncology with their strong desire to develop novel cellular therapeutic approaches.

As a scientific and technical expert, the candidate's responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems
•Initiate and carry out novel research and technical activities
•Critically analyze, interpret and challenge results with a firm grasp of scientific process and innovation.
•Collaboratively drive projects to meet established timelines while maintaining the highest quality and data integrity standards
•Comply with established protocols and SOPs while performing experiments
•Record and maintain meticulous records in electronic laboratory notebook
•Contribute to drafting of technical and regulatory documents
•Present results and project updates to cross-functional teams and department meetings

EEO Statement 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 any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements
Desirable Requirements:
•BS/MS degree with at least 5-8 years of relevant biologic or engineering experience
•Extensive experience in T cell isolation and manipulation, culture and gene delivery systems is ideal
•Experience in process design, optimization, and implementation of cell and gene therapies is highly desirable
•Proficient at designing and executing multi-color flow cytometry based assays and performing data analysis
•Hands-on experience with mRNA and DNA expression methodologies

Preferred Skills:
•Experience with developing and validating novel processes, assays, GMP/GLP experience and familiarity with T cell processing

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.

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