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Senior PhD Scientist, Cancer Biology - Drug Discovery

Novartis Oncology

Cambridge, MA
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Job Description

Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research is seeking an expert in small molecule oncology drug discovery to join our Oncology Disease Area (DA) in Cambridge MA.  The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of scientists in the Oncology group, playing a key role in the development of new therapies for cancer.

An ideal candidate would meld a deep understanding of cancer biology with experience in small molecule drug discovery to lead drug discovery projects from inception to the clinic. They will be responsible for the leadership and development of a group of up to four associates initially.

Key to success will be the ability to lead, coach, motivate and communicate within a complex multidisciplinary environment.

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Successful candidates will have a PhD in the life sciences and a comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of Oncology research, particularly related to industrial drug discovery as evidenced by their experience driving small molecule projects through late stage preclinical development over a minimum of 8 years.

Thorough familiarity and demonstrated experience with all aspects of small molecule drug discovery and clear examples of innovation within the field.

Also needed:

• A strong publication record is essential.

• Proven leadership experience and the ability to coach and mentor.

• Detail-oriented, self-motivated and scientifically driven, proficient reasoning skills in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to provide timely and open feedback.

• Demonstrated ability to present experimental data to diverse audiences such as project teams and executive boards.

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.