Novartis Pharmaceuticals BS/MS Immuno-Oncology Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 purpose...to reimagine medicine!
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Exploratory Immuno-Oncology department at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, MA. We are dedicated to discovering innovative immunotherapeutic modalities to transform patient’s lives. The successful candidate will be working towards the development and characterization of novel immunotherapeutic mechanisms and targets, evaluate immunotherapeutic strategies, new drug candidates and their mechanisms of action. This position is ideal for talented, highly motivated, and results-oriented individuals wishing to combine their interest in novel areas of cancer immunology with their strong desire to discover novel therapeutic approaches.
•Design and execute various immune cell-based in vitro assays to characterize immune cells phenotype, function and interaction to accelerate projects in pre-clinical and clinical development.
•Accurately record, analyze and communicate data to senior staff and team members
•Present results in team meetings and deliver presentations to both small and large groups
•Work with internal and external collaborators to test, optimize and advance therapeutic candidates into early development
BS/MS Immuno-Oncology Scientist
•BS/MS degree with 2+ years of research experience in the field of immunology, molecular biology, cell biology or biochemistry in academia or industry settings
•Knowledge of immunology is required, expertise in cancer biology highly desirable
•Extensive hands-on experience on cell-based assay techniques, including but not limited to aseptic mammalian cell culture, in vitro functional assays, multi-color flow cytometry, ELISA, MSD and Luminex.
•Experience in molecular cloning, viral transduction, and CRISPR technique
•Experience in antibody/protein expression and purification is a plus
•Scientifically motivated, and capable of independently conducting, and critically analyzing his/her own research with minimal supervision.
•Strong presentation skills, communication and the ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment will also be vital.
•Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and perform in new areas, implement new techniques and instrumentation.
Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
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