Research Associate II, Analytical Development - Chem Test

San Diego, CA, US
Jan 10, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

The Research Associate II, Analytical Development - Chem Test, performs routine analytical sample testing and data analysis in support of IND filings of pipeline projects and regulatory commitments for the commercial product(s) as well as manufacturing process development, improvement and validation. This role also participates in assay qualification/transfer and troubleshooting.

  • Under appropriate supervision, perform routine sample testing and data analysis (in-process and DS/DP) in the group of AD-Analytical Chemistry to support
    • Regulatory commitments for Novartis Gene Therapies commercial product(s)
    • IND filings of pipeline projects
    • Manufacturing process development, improvement and validation
  • Manage lab equipment and software.
  • Participate in assay troubleshooting, assay qualification and assay transfer upon supervision of experienced lead scientist as needed.
  • Support and manage the procurement, use and maintenance of scientific equipment and analytical instrument.
  • Liaise with other functional groups (Manufacturing, Technical Development, Process Science, and Quality) to coordinate sample testing planning, prioritization, submission and timely data delivery under limited supervision of his/her manager.
  • Other Related duties as assigned.

  • BS in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering or related scientific discipline, with minimum of 2 years industry experience.
  • Basic understanding and working knowledge of protein and DNA chemistry.
  • Basic understanding and working experience with analytical techniques and related software including but not limited to HPLC, CE, and spectroscopy.
  • Quick learner, highly motivated and hard-working.
  • Good lab practice, good documentation practice, detail oriented.
  • Strong ability to adapt into in a fast-paced team environment, to prioritize work from multiple projects with can-do attitude.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.