Scientist – Biomarker Development

Cambridge, MA
Mar 19, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

As a Scientist in Biomarker Development, you will work in close collaboration with Molecular and Cellular Sciences study leader and clinical teams to implement internal and external biomarker activities, provide interpretation of results to enable mechanistic, safety and efficacy understanding.  

You will be developing and validating innovative biomarker solutions, implementing new methodologies, delivering high quality data and playing a pivotal role in early phase human clinical trials.

What you ll be doing

Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
 Provide technical expertise with a special focus on mass spectrometry, ligand binding assay, point-of-care testing

 Contribute to the implementation of internal and external (outsourced) biomarker activities in clinical studies

Present results at internal meetings

 Implement and apply innovative biomarker solution

 Conduct activities in compliance with Novartis policies, Values and Behaviour and relevant guidelines

 Develop knowledge in additional biomarker modalities and/or technologies

 Network internally to expand scientific and technical knowledge
JOB REQUIREMENTS: What you will bring to the role: 

 BS degree in Biology, Immunology or equivalent 

 Professional experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology environment, developing bioanalytical assays for soluable biomarkers

 Experience working with mass spectrometry, ligand binding assays and point of-care testing

 Good understanding of regulatory requirement relevant to Biomarker Development (e.g. GCP, ICH)

 Demonstrable experience with any of the following: WATSON LIMS, SMARTBook, SoftMaxPro

Our Expectations 
 Develop and validate fit-for-purpose soluble biomarker solutions 

 Independently design, execute, and interpret experiments

 Ensure high quality and timely delivery of internal and external results

 Providing subject matter expertise for transferring, implementation and monitoring of assay development, validation and sample analysis at external provider

What Novartis can offer you?

Yes, we offer exceptional benefits and competitive salaries. However, we can offer more.  

 Novel technology and applications

 First hand experience in Translational Medicine for human clinical trials

 Work with the latest technologies

; Be part of a world class organization dedicated to providing solutions to un-met medical needs

Join an organization that is committed to your development and  advancement 

Why consider Novartis? 

927 million. That is how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we are proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people lives? 

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you are given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you are empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where people who share your determination to tackle the world toughest medical challenges surround you. 

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
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.

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