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Scientist I, Oncology Research

Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG

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Scientist I, Oncology Research

Job ID198051BRPosition TitleScientist I, Oncology ResearchDivisionNIBRBusiness UnitOncology NIBRCountrySwitzerlandWork LocationBaselCompany/Legal EntityNovartis Pharma AGFunctional AreaResearch & DevelopmentTherapeutic/Disease AreaOncologyJob TypeFull TimeEmployment TypeRegularJob DescriptionThe Oncology Research department at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research is recruiting for an independent scientist with a strong background in cellular and molecular biology to join their Drug Discovery Biology group in Basel, Switzerland.

You will be responsible for the generation of novel, high quality data to progress preclinical drug discovery programs. By developing and using a variety of molecular and cell biology approaches you will contribute to the biological understanding of cancer targets, the development of suitable assays, the optimization and characterization of candidate therapeutics and their progression to clinical testing. While closely interacting with your lab head and colleagues in the group, you will be expected to flexibly contribute to local and global projects as needed and to proactively share knowhow and experience across groups. Furthermore, you will actively coach and mentor more junior colleagues to foster their development.

• Independently design, perform and interpret experiments under the leadership of a Lab Head
• Propose experimental alternatives, explore and introduce novel technologies and approaches
• Closely work with multiple teams across expertise groups within Oncology (Target Identification and Validation, Drug Discovery Biology, Cellular Assays, Enzymology and Biochemistry, Pharmacology)
• Consolidate, report data and present in context as needed
• Efficiently manage and maintain a functional laboratory, technical equipment and tools
Minimum requirements• MSc or BSc or qualified Lab Technician (apprenticeship/vocational training) in Cellular Biology, Molecular Biology or other relevant discipline
• Advanced/Fluent English oral and written
• Significant practical work experience in biomedical research from an industry or academic laboratory
• Proficiency and hands-on experience in independently applying a wide range of cellular and molecular biological methods (in particular RNAi, qRT-PCR, cloning, cell culture, transient/stable cell line generation, immunoblotting, ELISA)
• Experience understanding and using basic bioinformatics tools to support experimental design, data analysis and interpretation
• Knowledge of cancer signalling/biology is additionally preferred
• Used to successfully work within a high productivity and quality environment
• Proven ability to effectively collaborate in an interdisciplinary team environment and across sites
• Highly collaborative and self-motivated team player
• Excellent organizational and communication skills