Research Associate II, Process Development - Analytical

Durham, NC, US
Jul 18, 2021
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Imagine\u2026 2 weeks after the birth of your child you realize they aren't meeting critical developmental milestones and after months of doctor's appointments you are told your baby has a rare neurological disease that would impact how they would live their lives. This is the reality of parents whose children have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and it's the reason why we at Novartis Gene Therapies are laser focused on bringing hope and possibility to those devastated by rare genetic diseases.

The Research Associate II, Process Development - Analytical , is responsible for routine analytical sample testing and data analysis in support of process development, improvement, and validation.

  • Performs routine sample testing and data analysis in support of project objectives from multiple teams.
  • Liaises with other functional groups to plan, prioritize sample submission and testing.
  • Participates in assay troubleshooting, assay qualification and assay onboarding under the supervision of an experienced scientist.
  • Evaluates and summarizes data using analytical methods.
  • Looks for opportunities to implement operation excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Documents experimental procedures and results according to established guidelines.
  • Adhere to all EH&S policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related scientific discipline or related scientific discipline with 2 years research experience in area or 4 years of equivalent education/experience may be accepted.
  • Experience/knowledge of basic molecular biology and biochemical techniques, including qPCR, ddPCR, nucleic acid isolation, ELISA, HPLC, CE-SDS, and SDS-PAGE. Experience with AAV a plus but not required.
  • Detail oriented with critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a dynamic scientific environment requiring excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying! Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Novartis Gene Therapies Benefit Summary:

Annual bonus, long term incentive, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements (based on role) and an employee recognition program are available for this position, among many other benefits provided to employees of Novartis Gene Therapies.

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.