BS/MS Scientist, Oncology Drug Discovery Novartis NIBR GNF San Diego

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BS/MS Scientist, Oncology Drug Discovery Novartis NIBR GNF San Diego

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Over 35 preclinical targets in our pipeline! NIBR Oncology is making a difference for cancer patients through a variety of treatments including targeted therapies, immunotherapies, CAR-T, and radioligand therapy. The Cancer Therapeutics group at the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR) in San Diego has multiple openings for talented, motivated scientists seeking to make an impact on preclinical cancer research. We are taking innovative approaches to target classically difficult or undruggable proteins in cancers with high medical need. The successful candidate will generate critical cellular and biochemical data that supports discovery of drug candidates. Mechanistic studies will also be performed to inform new drug discovery modalities and possible clinical combinations. This position will therefore be ideal for those candidates wishing to combine their interest in cancer cell biology and structure/function studies with their strong desire to discover new drugs.




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San Diego, CA

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Research & Development

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Full Time

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Shift Work

What you will bring to the role:

• BS or MS in molecular/cell biology or related field, with 2+ years cell biology and/or biochemistry lab experience
• Proficient in molecular/cell biology lab techniques including: tissue culture, western blot, RNA isolation and qPCR analysis, co-immunoprecipitation, DNA transfection, siRNA or CRISPR in cell lines, construct cloning. Protein purification, enzymatic/biochemical assays are a plus.
• Ability to quickly learn new lab techniques, instrumentation, and protocols.
• Meticulous laboratory approach, careful adherence to protocol and excellent lab notebook documentation
• Strong analytical and computer skills
• Strong oral and written communication 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.