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BS/MS Research Associate: Oncology Biotherapeutics

Novartis Oncology

Cambridge, MA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Novartis Oncology Biotherapeutics Group. We are seeking a BS/MS level expert in cancer biology, antibody drug discovery and/or immunology to be a key member of our team in developing innovative antibody based therapeutics for cancer.

The associate in this role is expected to function well within multi-disciplinary teams, generate data that increases our biological understanding of emerging cancer targets and contribute to the advancement of antibody-based drug discovery projects. A successful candidate will enjoy a highly nurturing scientific environment that exists within Novartis Oncology and an opportunity to play a significant role in anti-cancer drug development.

At NIBR we believe that along with our scientists, our culture is our greatest asset. To drive that culture each employee is expected to function in an innovative and collaborative manner. Each successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they have functioned in this manner to drive results.

EEO Statement
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.


We are looking for a BS/MS scientist with previous hands on experience in a research laboratory setting in academia or industry (1-3 years preferred).

Experience in the field of cancer biology or immunology, particularly with the development of in-vitro cellular assays for the evaluation of therapeutic antibodies and other next generation biologics formats (antibody drug conjugates, bispecific antibodies) is vital. It is essential for the candidate to have an excellent working knowledge and direct experience with a breadth of cellular, biochemical, and molecular biology techniques such as cell culture, flow cytometry, antibody characterization by Biacore and/or Octet, transient/stable cell line generation, RT-qPCR, western blot, and ELISAs. Experience with primary and immune cell assays and gene editing methods is also highly desired.

The candidate should be a scientifically motivated individual that works well in a collaborative team-oriented environment and is capable of independently conducting innovative research. An ability to analyze, interpret and present data clearly and effectively is crucial. Applicants with a genuine interest in cell biology, cancer biology and drug discovery are encouraged to apply.