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Scientist, Genomic Biomarker Solutions

Employer
Navigate BioPharma Services, Inc., a Novartis subsidiary
Location
Carlsbad, CA
Start date
Sep 22, 2022

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Genomics
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.

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 including 8 of the top 15 oncology companies globally. At present, Navigate supports 100+ clinical trials for 30+ pharma, biotech and diagnostics companies.
Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays. Will contribute to launch of new platforms/assays or manage projects of strategic importance. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking, initiative and be able to manage success and failure of their projects. Able to communicate with other departments including commercial and external partners. Independently prioritize multiple projects and work load with minimal supervision. . Be able to work under minimal supervision while consulting with peers as required. May provide direction to more junior associate in the lab.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Works in a GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulated environment and is responsible for following all applicable regulations
• Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays
• Author and review technical documents including but not limited to assay work instructions.
• Plan & execute laboratory research and testing of patient specimens
• Perform maintenance and function tests of complex instruments
• Work directly with external vendors to resolve QC and equipment issues
• Ensure quality control testing is performed and is within acceptable limits
• Train and assist staff with technical and operational procedures
• Identify and troubleshoot problems that may adversely affect test performance/results
• Using critical thinking skills, analyze data for trends making recommendations to more senior scientific staff.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
• Should exhibit moderate to high level of independence while working on multiple projects.
• Guide and/or collaborate for successful execution of projects and processes. May participate on cross functional teams and projects.
• Identifies challenges and communicates risks to leadership in an expedient manner. May serve as technical lead for assay development and/or execution of clinical sample testing from concept to completion
• Follow approved and effective procedures to perform specific job functions, and ensure procedures accurately reflect activities being performed

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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'll bring to the role:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• PhD with minimum 0-2 years’ experience
• MS with minimum of 4 years directly relevant experience
• BS/ BA with scientific emphasis with minimum of 8, preferably 10 years of directly relevant experience
• Following Licensure is desirable but not required.
 Clinical Genetics Molecular Biologist Scientist (CGMBS) or
 Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Generalist)

Required Skills

• 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
• Demonstrated experience and understanding of techniques directly applicable to the research services provided by Navigate (tissue culture, molecular and cellular biological techniques such as PCR, flow cytometry, IHC, etc.) is strongly preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication and intrapersonal skills required
• Proficient with MS Office
• Demonstrated critical thinking skills
• Ability to operate independently

Why consider Novartis?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you are given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you are empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you are surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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 learn 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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