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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Research Scientist – Cell and Molecular Biology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


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480 people every single day are diagnosed in the United States with a blood cancer, while millions of people around the globe suffer from other blood related disorders.

Do you want to be part of early discovery projects that can ultimately impact the treatments for these hematological diseases? The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis focusing on powerful technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

As part of the Genome Sciences group at the department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics Department in NIBR Cambridge USA, we are a highly dynamic and collaborative environment that interfaces at biology, genetic engineering and genome analysis with pre-clinical development.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Early research and discovery cell and molecular studies for blood and bone marrow related disorders.

  • Flow cytometry analysis of in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo murine and human samples.

  • Assay development for target identification.

  • Therapeutic concept valuation using cellular and animal studies with the ultimate goal of successful project transition into the clinic.

  • Detailed experimental documentation, data analysis and presentation at small and large audience scale.


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Research Scientist – Cell and Molecular Biology

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What You'll Bring to the Role:

  • BS/MS with at least 5 years of technical experience or a recent PhD in Cellular or Molecular Biology or Immunology. Experience in Hematology or Immunology is preferred.

  • Proficiency in molecular cloning, sequence, protein analyses, and real-time PCR and knowledge of related software’s.

  • Proficiency in cell culture, transfection and transduction methods as well as flow cytometry analysis (prior FlowJo usage preferable).

  • Self-motivation, ability to work independently, passion for working in an interdisciplinary, collaborative research environment.

  • Creative problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent analytical, communication and organizational skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • Prior animal-handling experience.

  • Experience with in vitro differentiation protocols (ES/iPS or specialized stem cell).

  • Strong Publication record preferred.

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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.

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Full Time



Work Location:

Cambridge, MA

Functional Area:

Research & Development



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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 any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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