Senior Scientist – Protein Sciences – Novartis / GNF

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Senior Scientist – Protein Sciences – Novartis / GNF

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4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; 20 years of GNF history! For over 21 years, the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) has been doing cutting-edge innovative drug discovery for Novartis global research organization, the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research (NIBR).

The Protein Sciences department is looking for a highly motivated and talented physical biochemist. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team.

Your responsibilities:

• Support biological drug discovery programs by providing timely bioanalytical services for recombinant proteins and research-stage biotherapeutics
• Assist in the development and validation of biophysical methods to support candidate selection, determine mechanism of action, provide quality control, etc
• Provide support and guidance to end-users (maintain instruments, training, troubleshooting bioanalytical challenges, data analysis and interpretation)
• Concise/accurate review and interpretation of technical data
• Maintain a good understanding of relevant assay technologies, principles, and protocols
• Present scientific and technical work
• Write technical reports, SOP’s, and guidelines related to activities
• Interact with various project teams across the institute and Novartis-wide[#video#https://youtu.be/6zHT-WPPFLY{#400,300#}#/video#]

What you will bring to the role:

• BS/MS in biochemistry, or related field
• Extensive hands on experience and knowledge of biophysical methods including SPR, DSF, DSC, MALS, DLS, and ITC
• Experience with diverse proteins including antibodies and drug conjugates where the latter include small molecule payloads, RNA, synthetic polymers, etc
• Knowledge of relevant laboratory tools and procedures (standard protein chemistry techniques, ELISA, Western Blot, chromatography, etc)
• Ability to function in cross-functional teams ,overcome challenges, develop and implement effective strategies and quickly adapt to new responsibilities
• Strong organizational and time management skills

As part of a multidisciplinary team the candidate will have opportunities to become involved in MS and NMR activities.

Why consider Novartis?

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.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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.



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