NMR Spectroscopist (Ph.D)

Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description

The Analytics group within Global Discovery Chemistry (GDC) is looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. level analytical expert with a strong scientific focus in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. The Analytics group is a multidisciplinary group that maintains the technology and expertise to provide innovative solutions to challenging problems in drug discovery at our state-of-the-art facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We collaborate with colleagues from chemistry, biology and other disciplines to comprehensively characterize molecules ranging from traditional small molecules to biotherapeutics and their effects in biological systems. A core function is also to apply new technologies to benefit the Novartis research community, where we strive to make lifesaving therapies a reality. The group is well equipped with modern analytical instrumentation covering most types of capabilities of MS, NMR, optical spectroscopy etc., and the candidate will be exposed to a wide range of scientific problems. You will closely work with chemists, other NMR spectroscopists, mass spectrometrists, biophysicists and other colleagues to contribute to projects at various stages of drug discovery, and will also interact and collaborate with colleagues from other sites. You will have the potential to lead activities of your team members to achieve best results and develop their professional growth.

Major accountabilities include:
- Provide the organization with appropriate analytical support, design and implement scientific and technological innovation according to project needs
- Drive scientific achievements through hands-on experimentation
- Develop and implement solutions for data mining & lab automation and together with our IT experts derive strategies for innovative data management approaches across different analytical platforms
- Identify and pursue projects where you can build and achieve outstanding results in drug discovery research
- Contribute to maintaining state of the art skills, facilities and infrastructure within GDC through the evaluation and implementation of new technologies, techniques, and concepts
- Effectively collaborate with colleagues from other scientific disciplines
- Acquire project-related knowledge to effectively contribute to cross-functional collaborations, e.g., with biology, chemistry and in-silico focused groups
- Introduce and share your knowledge and skills in your specific domain of expertise and demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness in applying new scientific methodologies and techniques
- Attend multidisciplinary team meetings, contribute with out-of-the-box ideas, initiate and execute on new projects
- Actively participate in internal and external scientific communities through presentations, publications and networking

- PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics or a related field with at least 2-5 year of relevant postgraduate experience
- In-depth knowledge and profound experience in NMR (method development, solution and/or solid state NMR) within academia and/or industry
- Molecular modeling expertise
- Familiar with LINUX and/or MS Windows based environments and solid work experience in automation programming and script languages (e.g. Python & shell scripting)
- Track record of innovative project contributions including peer-reviewed publications
- Experience with the operation and maintenance of NMR spectrometers and good knowledge of NMR related hardware and software.
- Pronounced ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
- Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
- Result driven positive thinker; problem solver with scientific curiosity and proactive ?can-do? attitude; self-starter on exploratory projects; eager to learn

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