Translational Research Scientist (with Proteomic Mass Spec expertise)

Translational Research Scientist (with Proteomic Mass Spec expertise) nancy.finkel  2019-09-12

#1! That’s the ranking that Fast Company gave Novartis in their 2018 list of ‘The World’s Most Innovative Companies’. The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. We collaborate across scientific and organization boundaries, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs from patients.

We seek a creative and collaborative scientist to join the Exploratory Translational Profiling group in Disease Area X and contribute to advancing novel therapeutics by enabling the discovery and validation of novel biomarkers. In this role, you will focus on discovery and targeted proteomics of clinical samples from well-designed disease cohorts, applying competitive edge mass spectrometry and aptamer/antibody-based approaches.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Developing and employing novel approaches to identify, profile and quantify biomarkers in clinical samples to support translational research across multiple therapeutic areas of unmet medical need, including hepatology, nephrology and benign hematology
• Establishing quantitative mass spectrometry and antibody/aptamer assays for measuring proteins in complex biological matrices (plasma, serum, urine, CSF), including data processing and analyses in support of translation to clinical validation /qualification
• Playing a key role in an interdisciplinary team of translational research/medical scientists, biologist and computational scientists
• Participating in alliances with external partners at top healthcare institutions, with the opportunity to publish your work

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Minimum requirements
What you will bring to the role:

• BS with +7 years experience or MS with +3 years experience in relevant scientific area.
• Proven experience with instrumentation and techniques in mass spectrometry and nano-HPLC is required with experience in targeted and global proteomic profiling.
• Excellent communication, good organizational skills, capacity to multi-task and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment are essential.

Additional desirable attributes include, but are not limited to:

• Translational research and industry working experience, including the handling of clinical samples and data
• Familiarity with developing quantitative antibody/aptamer-based assays with orthogonal detection methods

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. 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.

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

You can apply using the following link: Job ID 276154BR