This is an exciting opportunity to join the Immuno-Oncology at Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR). We are dedicated to discovering innovative targeted cancer therapeutics and therapeutic formats that transform patient's lives.
The successful candidate will become a key individual contributor in a dynamic, multidisciplinary discovery team focused on drug discovery and the biology of immune- oncology targets.
The candidate will be expected to generate data that increases our biological understanding of emerging cancer targets. These high quality data will directly impact the discovery of therapies and provide a major contribution to the design of future clinical trials. This position will therefore be ideal for those candidates wishing to combine their interest in immunobiology of cancer with their strong desire to discover therapeutic approaches. 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 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.
The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of BS/MS degree with 5-10 years of relevant research experience. Knowledge of immunology is crucial, expertise in tumor immunology and/or T cell biology is highly desirable.
It is essential the candidate has an excellent working knowledge of a breadth of cellular and molecular biology methods with an emphasis on lentiviral delivery to T cells and functional characterization of immune cells. Specifically, these include: advanced molecular biology techniques, viral transduction, primary and transformed cell culture, primary immune cell isolation (human and murine), transient/ stable cell line generation, multi-color flow cytometry (FACS), cytokine profiling, quantitative western blotting, and RT-qPCR. Experience with in vivo tumor models and translational research in the field of immuno-oncology is a plus.
The candidate should be a scientifically motivated self-starter, capable of independently conceiving, conducting and critically analyzing your own innovative research with minimal supervision. Strong presentation skills, communication and the ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment will also be vital.