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Expert Science & Technology - Process Analytics


Information Technology


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Expert Science & Technology - Process Analytics

Job ID


Feb 15, 2024


About the Role

Bench to bedside! This exciting role serves as a technical expert to develop, optimize, and implement novel analytical methodologies for our CAR-T cell and Stem cell therapy products. The successful candidate will work with a talented and experienced team in our Technical Research and Development organization at Cambridge, MA. The candidate will be responsible for the coordination and execution of cellular and molecular, potency and characterization assays, qualification studies, and method transfer activities within area of expertise. They will interface regularly and build relationships with other functions such as Process Development, Quality Control and Manufacturing Sciences & Technology to collaboratively drive projects to meet the established timelines while maintaining the highest quality and data integrity standards. This individual will uphold Novartis Values & Beliefs and Code of Ethics to successfully support our bold mission of delivering effective CAR-T cell and Stem cell products for patients in need.

What you will be doing:

• Perform analytical testing including flow cytometry, cell count, cell viability, qPCR/dPCR/ddPCR, CFU, ELISA, potency, etc. following appropriate SOPs and procedures

• Record and maintain meticulous records in electronic laboratory notebook in compliance with Quality standards

• Review and approve data by other team members

• Continuously identifies opportunities for method improvement. Implement resolution to technical challenges

• Execute qualification/optimization of analytical methods

• Drive project timelines and deliverables while meeting internal quality and data integrity requirements

• Communicate effectively and present complex data within the department and cross-functionally

• Author and review method related technical documents to ensure completeness, accuracy, consistency and clarity

• Support tracking and trending systems, and programs, which assist in the testing, evaluation and monitoring of quality and efficiency

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We 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.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

• BS, MS or Ph.D. in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, immunology or other related science

• 5+ years (BS), 3+ years (MS) or 0-1+ year (Ph.D) of industry experience. A combination of applicable technical experience and education may be used to qualify for the level of this role

• Hands on experience with analytical methods such as flow cytometry, molecular assays, cell-based assays and understanding of the scientific principles

• Expertise with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture,

• Capable of identifying novel technologies developing and executing feasibility assessments• Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of cross-functional teams

• Detail-oriented with expertise in problem solving and solid decision-making abilities

• Established ability to work in a regulated environment

• Experience writing laboratory SOPs and technical instructions is preferred

• Strong presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills

• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $102,400 to $153,600 year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Why Novartis?

236 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2022, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Accessibility and reasonable accommodations

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 [Register to View] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Why Novartis: Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Ready to create a brighter future together?

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Business Unit





Cambridge, MA

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area

Research & Development

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work