High-Throughput Molecular Biologist (BS or MS)

Organization
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join our Precision Molecular Biology team in the Developmental and Molecular Pathways group. Our team utilizes high-throughput molecular biology knowledge and tools to undertake large-scale projects in collaboration with drug discovery teams.

We are looking for a skilled molecular biologist with extensive bench experience in nucleic acid manipulation.

Responsibilities include:
- Working with drug discovery teams to design experiments
- Troubleshooting and conducting experiments as an individual or part of the team
- Working with bioinformatics colleagues to analyze and assess data
- Communicating results among the team, to the line manager and to the original drug discovery group
- Keeping excellent records of all experimental stages

Requirements: 

- B.S. / M.S. degree in Biology
- 5+ years of relevant experience working as a bench scientist
- Excellent working knowledge of molecular biology and proven ability to perform experiments using molecular biology techniques like PCR, qPCR, DNA/ RNA purifications and enzymatic manipulations
- Hands-on experience with laboratory automation, liquid handling robots, and LIMS
- Demonstrated capacity to learn new techniques and ability to progress multiple projects concurrently
- Demonstrated success working both independently and in collaboration with a multi-disciplined group in a goal- and team-oriented setting
- Excellent communication, organization, planning, record keeping and data analysis skills
- Proficient knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint

Highly desirable skills
- Experience with complementary technologies such as Next Generation Sequencing, gene editing, mammalian cell culture including lentiviral-based approaches
- Bioinformatic knowledge such as writing scripts in VBA and Perl, and working in Linux

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