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 Research Associate, you will perform routine testing under GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations to support clinical trial sample testing and assist with assay development activities. While part of a highly collaborative team, you will work independently in testing samples across multiple projects. In this role, you will bring critical thinking, initiative and clear communication during the performance of projects.
Your responsibilities: (includes, but are not limited to)
• Perform testing of patient specimens using multiplex fluorescence or chromogenic immunohistochemistry staining and digital image analysis methods following work instructions, SOPs and/or experimental design
• Analysis and QC of image data using software such as AQUA® Technology or HALO®
• Data report and data transfer using LIMS
• Perform instrument maintenance
• Follow all GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulations and ensure Quality Events are documented
• May contribute to authoring and reviewing technical documents such as work instructions, SOPs and internal presentations
• Perform basic troubleshooting on procedures and assays. May make recommendations for solutions 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 0% travel as defined by the business (domestic and/ or international).
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What you will bring to the role:
• BS/BA with scientific emphasis or Associates degree with 2+ years of relevant experience
• Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply principles, concepts, practices and standards associated with sample testing and/or analytical assay development/validation in a laboratory setting
• Demonstrated flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and core competences in immunohistochemistry and digital image analysis
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
• Critical thinker and team player
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!
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The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $54,300-81,500 a year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.
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