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Associate Scientist

Employer
Navigate BioPharma Services, Inc., a Novartis subsidiary
Location
Carlsbad, CA
Start date
Jul 25, 2022

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Beach
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Job Details

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 Scientist at Navigate, you will design, create, execute, and troubleshoot 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 expected to exhibit moderate to high level of independence across multiple projects. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking, initiative and clear communication during the execution of their projects.

Your responsibilities:
• Plan & execute laboratory research, assay validation, and testing of patient specimens using multiplex fluorescence immunohistochemistry staining and digital image analysis methods
• Analysis and QC of image data using software such as AQUA® Technology or HALO®
• Evaluate new technologies advancing the field of digital pathology
• Data report and data transfer using LIMS
• Perform instrument maintenance
• Following all GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations and ensure Quality Events are documented
• Authoring and reviewing technical documents such as work instructions, study protocols/reports and internal presentations.
• Collaborate cross functionally with colleagues on various projects as needed
• Using critical thinking skills, analyze data for trends making recommendations to more senior scientific staff.

This position will be located at the Carlsbad, CA 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).

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. PhD with minimum 0-2 years experience, MS with minimum of 4 years directly relevant experience or BS/BA with scientific emphasis with minimum of 8 years of directly relevant 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
5. Critical thinker and team player

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.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: 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.

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]


Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network 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

Company

At Navigate BioPharma our mission is to improve and extend patient lives by turning innovative treatment ideas into reality. We are a specialty laboratory passionate about developing biomarker assays to advance precision medicine pipelines for our drug development partners. We take on complex issues, utilizing our deep scientific knowledge, diversity of experience and adaptability to design customized offerings that help bring new treatments to market faster.

Navigate earned a Silver Medal for Sustainability by EcoVadis, which validated our corporate adherence to 21 recognized CSR criteria which follow verifiable international CSR standards. Join us and learn what makes us an exciting and rewarding place to work.

We are excited to bring on new Navigators that are as inspired, curious and committed to supporting assay development and clinical trials.

Company Ownership: Public

Stock Symbol: NVS
Stock Exchange: NYSE

Find Us
Website
Phone
760-602-1400
Location
1890 Rutherford Road
Carlsbad
CA
92008
United States
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