Sr Principal Scientist / Assoc Dir Cancer Therapeutics Novartis

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Sr Principal Scientist / Assoc Dir Cancer Therapeutics Novartis

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

We are looking for an experienced cancer researcher to join the Cancer Therapeutics department at GNF (Part of NIBR, the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research). The mission of the Cancer Therapeutics Department at GNF is to innovate new ways to discover safe and effective therapeutics for oncology indications. We are a seeking a biochemist, systems biologist or cancer biologist with quantitative skills and with extensive experience in experimental approaches relevant to drug discovery.

The successful candidate will help develop and lead a cutting edge research program to identify and prosecute cancer targets using state-of-the-art genomics, proteomics, cell biology and chemical biology approaches. They 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 achievements. We are hiring at the Senior Principal Scientist or Associate Director level, the specific position of the hire will be commensurate with experience.




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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’ll bring to the role:
• Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Systems Biology, Cancer biology, or other related fields
• 10+ years of post-Ph.D. experience studying cancer biology, preferably with drug discovery experience.
• Excellent scientific, organizational and leadership skills
• Ability to understand and leverage large scale datasets and direct studies using those
• 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.