Senior / Principal Scientist - Cancer Therapeutics / Novartis - GNF

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Senior / Principal Scientist - Cancer Therapeutics / Novartis - GNF

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4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; 22 years of GNF history!


We are actively recruiting exceptional scientists, at a variety of levels, to join the Cancer Therapeutics team at GNF (The Genomics Institute for the Novartis Research Foundation, and a division of NIBR, the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research). The mission of the Cancer Therapeutics Department is to discover safe and effective therapeutics for oncology indications. As part of this recruiting drive, we are a seeking a biochemist, systems biologist or cancer biologist with quantitative skills, with extensive experience in experimental approaches relevant to cancer research to lead the discovery of breakthrough therapies for treating cancer.

The successful candidate will help develop and lead a research program to identify and prosecute cancer targets using state-of-the-art genomic, proteomics, cell biology and in vivo approaches. You will work closely with scientists in interdisciplinary drug discovery teams composed of disease area biologists, chemists, translational specialists, as well as geneticists and data scientists at GNF and other NIBR sites.

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and collaborative individual, possessing effective communication skills. The candidate should have a proven track record of strong scientific achievement. Specific position (Principal Scientist I, II or Senior Principal Scientist) commensurate to experience and track record.

What you’ll bring to the role:

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Cancer biology, or other related fields

5+ years of post-Ph.D. experience studying cancer biology (industry or academic institution)

Strong scientific, organizational and leadership skills

Ability to leverage public and internal databases and large scale datasets

Outstanding communication and mentoring skills

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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