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Senior Data Scientist (Remote)

Navigate BioPharma Services, Inc., a Novartis subsidiary
Carlsbad, CA
Start date
Nov 13, 2022

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What you'll be doing:
Develops, validates and maintains data processing applications within a highly regulated lab environment. Performs data analysis activities required for the successful launch and execution of biomarker solutions across technology applications. Takes on and contributes to projects in a team of data science and bioinformatics team members. Designs, creates, executes, and formulates an integrated analytical approach for AI and machine learning algorithms to facilitate automated processes for reducing effort and time for repeated use and to create novel analyses. Must be able to independently assess and address issues within a project while interfacing with other stakeholders within the business and lab sciences departments.

Please note that this role can be done remotely.


• Participates in the design, development and validation of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis pipelines or other software applications required for analytical test systems.
• Dynamically applies machine learning techniques to both genomic and proteomic data to solve complex issues of both novelty and automation.
• Provides data analysis support for assay development and/or validation activities.
• Develops and contributes to the validation of applications to support workflows and storage of molecular and clinical data as well as the integration with LIMS systems.
• Serves as subject matter expert for software development and/or statistical analysis activities of clinical testing from concept to completion.
• Research and co-develop with supervisor new algorithms, methods, statistical models, business models providing insight into structured and unstructured data.

This position can be based remotely anywhere in the U.S. (there may be some restrictions based on legal entity). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager.

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:
•BS/MS/PhD in Data Science, Computational Biology/Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related field.
• 2+ years of experience required with MS.
• 8+ years of experience required with BS.
• Familiarity with fundamental concepts in cancer genomics, statistics, and bioinformatics
• Strong knowledge and understanding of statistical methods such as meta-analysis, Bayesian methods, bagging/boosting, variable selection methods (e.g., PCA, elastic net, random forest),
• Demonstrated knowledge of data visualization and exploratory analysis.
• Familiarity with statistical and analytical methods for genetics and omics data analysis, and working knowledge of high dimensional exploratory biomarker platforms (e.g., next generation sequencing, flow cytometry, fIHC Microscopy, etc.)
• Significant experience in the application of bioinformatics pipeline development

• Knowledge of oncology, clinical and translational science preferred
• Strong programming skills, python and C# preferred.
• Experience working with AWS services preferred.
• Experience NGS data analysis for SNP calling, structural variant calling, and indel analyses.

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 people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges surround you.
We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine!

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or 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.

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]

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: Division ONCOLOGY Business Unit NAVIGATE BIOPHARMA SERVICES Location USA Site Carlsbad, CA Company/Legal Entity Navigate BioPharma Svcs., Inc. Functional Area Data Science Job Type Full Time Employment Type Regular Shift Work No


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

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