Job Description

1 reimagine medicine! The Oncology Pathology & Biomarkers group within Novartis Oncology Translational Research is recruiting a pathologist to provide scientific and clinical expertise for informing patient selection strategies and biomarker development. You will partner across the full range of Oncology programs (small molecule, biotherapeutics and Immuno-Oncology) from target identification through late-stage clinical studies.

You will:

• Provide strategic scientific and clinical input to the Oncology Pathology & Biomarkers group and project teams locally and internationally.

• Work closely with research and clinical project teams (Scientists and Physician-Scientists) to design and interpret slide and human tissue-based experiments; evaluate biomarkers in human and xenograft samples via techniques such as IHC, ISH, IF, LCM, and protein assays.

• Lead scientific associates to craft and conduct experiments, and to interpret and challenge experimental results.

• Network internally and externally with pathologists, clinicians, and scientists on project activities.

• Engage in independent research with colleagues across Oncology Translational Research and broader Novartis Institutes for Bio Medical Research Disease Areas and Translational Medicine groups.

• Author internal reports and presentations.

• Champion writings of external publications and patent applications.

• Conduct and supervise your lab to ensure compliance with Novartis guidelines and policies.

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

Education and Experience required:

• MD or MD/PhD with formal training in anatomic pathology. Or, DVM/PhD with significant clinical expertise. PhD-level research experience in pathology, molecular genetics, immunology, or related field.

• Experience working with physician-scientists and clinical teams, involving patient selection, biomarker strategies, and relevant clinical trial activities.

• Successful generation and implementation of new translational research approaches.

• Demonstrated expertise in tissue-based analyses, such as interpretation of IHC, interpretation of tissue micro arrays, and image analysis.

• Working knowledge of DNA/RNA based methodologies for tissue-based analysis is preferred.

• Used to working with a range of cultures and thinking styles in a matrix environment.

• Proven success in supervising and mentoring scientific/technical teams and/or individuals.

• Collaborative, innovative, self-directed, with outstanding teamwork and communication skills.

Why consider Novartis?

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Division NIBR

Business Unit Oncology NIBR

Location USA

Site Cambridge, MA

Company/Legal Entity NIBRI

Functional Area Research & Development

Job Type Full Time

Employment Type Regular

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