Scientist, Immuno-Oncology Flow Cytometry

Location
Carlsbad, CA
Posted
Jun 04, 2022
Ref
345785BR
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors 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 every year. 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.

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.

In this role you will be responsible for testing clinical trial patient specimens according to validated GCLP protocols. Apply technical and scientific expertise in immunophenotyping to analyze and review high dimensional flow cytometry data collected from immuno-oncology clinical trials. Candidate should exhibit moderate to high level of independence while working on multiple projects.

Responsibilities
- Processing and testing patient specimens, including blood and bone marrow (60% of work)

- Following working instructions and documenting detail steps into the Form.

- Analyzing and reviewing accuracy of patient flow cytometry data

- Reporting patient data via regulated systems

- Collaborating cross functionally with colleagues on various projects

- Working in a GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulated environment and is responsible for following all applicable regulations


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 - BS with 1-2 years or a MS with minimum of 0-1 years of proven experience

- Deep hands-on knowledge in phenotyping of normal and abnormal immune cell subsets, including stem cells, is strongly preferred

- Sound knowledge of Flow Cytometry required (ex: FACSCanto, Fortessa X-20 and analytical software such as FlowJo)

- Proven understanding of, and ability to apply principles, concepts, practices and standards associated with analytical assay development/validation and/or sample testing are preferred

- Must have experience working in a laboratory setting

- Proven flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and core competences in flow cytometry are required

- Good time management and prioritization skills and ability to lead multiple tasks simultaneously are required

- Critical thinker and phenomenal teammate are required

Why 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 is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Vaccine Policy:
While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected] 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