Next Generation Sequencing Research Scientist (BS or MS)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description

We seek a highly motivated team player to fill a key position in the next generation sequencing (NGS) group within the Developmental and Molecular Pathways (DMP) department. The successful candidate will contribute to various genome editing and perturbation screening efforts. Additionally the candidate will be involved in optimizing existing processes and developing and evaluating new NGS applications to enable the discovery of novel drug targets or pathways.

Key responsibilities will include working with NGS and DMP biology team members to design, perform, interpret and track NGS experiments. Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: NGS library construction (e.g., targeted, nextera), liquid handling automation (e.g., Biomek), NGS instrumentation (e.g., MiSeq, HiSeq), NGS data QC and analysis (e.g., UNIX based scripts), and LIMS sample tracking.

BS or MS in Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, or a related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of related laboratory experience. A strong background in molecular biology and NGS is required, as is hands-on experience with general laboratory automation and an aptitude for computers. Strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills are essential.

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