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Pathologist, NIBR Oncology Translational Research

Novartis Oncology

Cambridge, MA
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Job Description

The Oncology Translational Research group at NIBR is looking for a research-oriented pathologist to provide scientific and clinical expertise to inform patient selection strategies and biomarker development. The pathologist will provide support for oncology and immuno-oncology projects from target identification through first-in-human studies; and will collaborate with the Oncology Next-Generation Sequencing group (NGDx) to develop new technologies.


• Work closely with the Oncology research, early clinical project teams, and NGDx to design and interpret slide and human tissue-based experiments; evaluate biomarkers in human and xenograft samples via techniques such as IHC, ISH, IF, LCM, and protein assays; and develop new technologies.

• Engage in independent research that will extend and complement the activities in Oncology Translational Research.

• Provide strategic scientific and clinical input to the pathology group and to project teams.

• Author internal reports and presentations.

• Champion writings of external publications and patent applications.

• Lead scientific associates to design and conduct experiments, to interpret and challenge experimental results.

• Network internally and externally with other pathologists, clinicians and scientists on project activities.

• Conduct and supervise his/her lab to ensure compliance with Novartis HSE guidelines and policies.

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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.


• Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, or DVM/PhD with formal training in anatomic pathology. Knowledge and experience with Next-Generation Sequencing preferred.

• Demonstrated expertise in tissue-based analysis, such as interpretation of IHC, interpretation of tissue microarrays, and image analysis.

• Working knowledge of DNA/RNA based methodologies for tissue-based analysis preferred.

• Demonstrated success in supervising technical staff.

• PhD-level research experience in pathology, molecular genetics, immunology or related field preferred.

• Excellent communication skills (written and oral).

• The ideal candidate will be collaborative, innovative, and self-directed, with outstanding teamwork capabilities.