JOB PURPOSE & IMPACT
Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays. Should exhibit moderate to high level of independence while working on multiple projects. Will contribute to launch of new platforms/assays or manage projects of strategic importance. Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking, initiative and be able to manage success and failure of their projects. Able to communicate with other departments including commercial and external partners. Guide and/or collaborate for successful execution of projects and processes. May participate on cross functional teams and projects. Independently prioritize multiple projects and work load with minimal supervision. Identifies challenges and communicates risks to leadership in an expedient manner. May serve as technical lead for assay development and/or execution of clinical sample testing from concept to completion. Be able to work under minimal supervision while consulting with peers as required. May provide direction to more junior associate in the lab.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays
Authoring and reviewing technical documents including but not limited to work instructions as well as the assay
Plan & execute laboratory research and testing of patient specimens
May perform maintenance and function tests of complex instruments
May work directly with external vendors to resolve QC and equipment issues
Ensure quality control testing is performed and is within acceptable limits
Train and assist staff with technical and operational procedures
Identify and troubleshoot problems that may adversely affect test performance/results
Using critical thinking skills, analyze data for trends making recommendations to more senior scientific staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply principles, concepts, practices and standards
associated with analytical assay development/validation and/or sample testing in a laboratory setting
Demonstrated experience and understanding of techniques directly applicable to the research services provided by Navigate (tissue culture, molecular and cellular biological techniques such as PCR, flow cytometry, IHC, etc.) is strongly preferred
Excellent written and oral communication and intrapersonal skills required
Proficient with MS Office
Demonstrated critical thinking skills
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.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PhD with minimum 0-2 years experience
MS with minimum of 4 years directly relevant experience
BS/ BA with scientific emphasis with minimum of 8, preferably 10 years of directly relevant experience
Note: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Note: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to laboratory equipment.
The work environment involves moderate exposure to unusual elements including: extreme temperatures, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. The work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and includes the use of protective equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Interaction with laboratory equipment, samples, supplies, and laboratory personnel may be required whereby appropriate precautions are to be taken per the Company s Safety and Injury, Illness and Prevention Plans.
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