Manager, DPS Technology (Digital Pathology Solutions)

Carlsbad, CA
May 13, 2022
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and far too many will lose their battle. At Navigate we envision a disease free world – our talented and passionate team is at the forefront of enabling drug development by using transformative science to deliver high quality, world class clinical biomarker solutions so we can one day realize that vision. Join us on our journey to turning innovative treatment ideas into reality to improve and extend patient lives across the globe. Navigate Biopharma, a fully owned subsidiary of Novartis, provides assay development, clinical trial testing, and companion diagnostics services to companies in the precision medicine field. At present, Navigate supports 100+ clinical trials from 30+ pharma, biotech, and diagnostic companies, including 8 of the top 15 oncology companies globally.

As a Manager at Navigate, you will lead a team of scientists and guide the design, creation, execution, and troubleshooting of new assay procedures and follow GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations to support clinical trial sample testing. While part of a highly collaborative team, you will be accountable for the successful execution of multiple projects within the team. Ideal candidates are inspiring leaders and must demonstrate critical thinking, initiative and clear cross-functional communication.

Your responsibilities:
• Manage a team of 5-7 associates to plan & execute laboratory research, assay validation, and testing of patient specimens using multiplex fluorescence or chromogenic immunohistochemistry staining and digital image analysis methods
• Evaluate new technologies, testing platforms, software applications, novel biomarkers and leading implementation strategy.
• Analysis and QC of image data using software such as AQUA® Technology or HALO®, data transfer and reporting via LIMS.
• Interface with various cross functional teams and serves as subject matter expert.
• Interacts with internal or external sponsors representing specific projects including giving presentations.
• Follow all GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations and ensure Quality Events are documented
• Author and review technical documents such as work instructions, study protocols/reports and internal presentations.
• Using critical thinking skills, analyze data for trends making recommendations to scientific leadership team.

EEO Statement 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 other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential. Minimum requirements What you will bring to the role:
1. Ph.D. with a minimum of eight (8) years, masters or CLS with minimum of twelve (12) years or bachelors with minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant experience. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in pharmaceutical, drug development or diagnostic/clinical laboratory setting. Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience.
2. Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply principles, concepts, practices and standards associated with analytical assay development/validation and/or sample testing in a laboratory setting.
3. Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and core competences in immunohistochemistry and digital image analysis.
4. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

This position will be located at the Carlsbad California site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. This position will require 20% travel as defined by the business (domestic and/ or international).

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, long term incentive for select levels, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme.

Why consider Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message. Division ONCOLOGY Business Unit NAVIGATE BIOPHARMA SERVICES Location USA Site Carlsbad, CA Company/Legal Entity Navigate BioPharma Svcs., Inc. Functional Area Research & Development Job Type Full Time Employment Type Regular Shift Work No