Scientist

    • Shanghai, China

Job Description
500+ Ongoing clinical trials; 160+ Projects in clinical development; 80+ Major submissions planned 2020-2022. Novartis GDD (Global Drug Development) oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners. It drives breakthrough innovations to improve and extend the lives of millions.

Job Purpose:
Plan and perform scientific experiments (or pilot plant processes) for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures in collaboration within a multifunctional project team coordinated by a Project leader. Contribute to maintenance of lab instruments/infrastructure.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
•Meet quality, quantity and timelines in all assigned projects. Plan, organize, perform and document scientific experiments/plant activities in collaboration with experienced team members if necessary. Seeks proactively for support and coaching from Project Leader, Scientific Expert or other team members during the whole process if necessary.
•Plan and perform scientific experiment/plant activities and plan, perform and contribute to project related scientific/technical activities under minimal guidance from more experienced team members under guidance. ( eg. contribute to interpretation and report results) (I)
•Provide efficient and robust processes for the manufacture and/or specialized facilities e.g. containment/sterile labs as an expert w/ adequate guidance. Provide raw data documentation, evaluation and results interpretation. Propose and provide input for the design of next experiments. Optimize existing methods (lab or plant) and develop more efficient ones.
•Generate lab procedures, reports and/or instructions and/or SOP's. Actively transfer procedures/instructions to pilot plant or production, including troubleshooting, process steering controls etc. Communicate and address problems, perform safety and literature searches un-der moderate guidance from more experienced team member.
•Keep record of and manage chemicals, intermediates, excipients and solvents with-in own area of responsibility.
•Collaborate with other team members to facilitate deliveries of DS and/or DP. Utilize special tools/equipment and/or specialized facilities e.g., containment/sterile labs. Evaluate new lab equipment. Contribute to maintenance of infrastructure/equipment.
•Work according to appropriate SOPs, GMP, GLP, QM, HSE, ISEC & Novartis Guide- lines. Strategic and scientific contribution to Networks, target achievements according to network charter and annual objectives

Minimum requirements
What you'll bring to the job:
•Technician with continuing education (EU) or BS or equivalent. Desirable: MS or equivalent.
•Fluent in site-language. Adequate knowledge of English (oral and written).
•Minimum of 3 successful years of experience as associate scientist (promotional pathway) or 3-5 years (for BS) or 1-3 years (for MS).
•Proficient with laboratory and/or technical tools.Adequate knowledge of software and computer tools.
•Basic presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills.

Desirable requirements:
•Awareness/proven experience for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment.
•Good scientific or technical knowledge in a specific area (e.g. synthetic, analytical, galenical). Adequate knowledge in scientific/technical are-as of collaboration.

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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