Sr. Scientist II, RNA Dynamics

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Sr. Scientist II, RNA Dynamics

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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).

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to run Illumina sequencing-based assays as part of GNF’s drug discovery and development process. The position requires working in a team environment to support drug discovery in diverse disease areas across the institute. Molecular biology experience required. The selected individual will demonstrate ability to work in a team setting and independently, have strong organizational and communication skills, and be willing to rapidly adapt to changing technology and priorities.

Responsibilities include:
• Preparing samples for deep sequencing
• Communicating with other scientists regarding sample preparation and submission
• Presenting data in a full departmental setting
•Approximately 50% of effort supporting sequencing needs of GNF drug discovery groups\\50% in new assay development


The candidate should possess a B.S. or B.A. in cell biology, biochemistry, or a relevant biological area, and a minimum of 5 years of full-time laboratory experience. Candidates with proven ability to troubleshoot and bring in new methods from the literature will be given preference.

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 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.



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San Diego, CA

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Research & Development

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