Principal Scientist, Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 327248BR
5600! That is the number of associates across the globe at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.
The Chemical Genetics group in Cambridge, MA, is seeking a highly motivated, curious, and innovative Ph.D. level scientist to boost our endeavor in the discovery, development, and characterization of small molecules affecting defined phenotypes with the goal of uncovering and validating novel therapeutics and drug targets. We are a highly collaborative and global group of chemists and biologists dynamically exploring the interface of chemistry and biology in initiating, leading, and progressing projects in early drug discovery. This group is part of the larger Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (CBT) department that encompasses the full spectrum of sophisticated capabilities needed to succeed in a state-of-the-art drug discovery biopharma laboratory. This position will partner closely with research teams within CBT, as well as across diverse Disease Areas.
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Lead and explore new research directions by embracing a chemical biology mentality to scout, develop, and apply groundbreaking chemical biology techniques, for discovery of new therapeutic approaches, targets, and modalities.
- Working in multi-disciplinary teams to integrate expertise across NIBR to initiate and lead novel drug discovery projects, set goals and define strategy to expedite critical go/no-go decisions.
- Acting as a source of chemistry-focused chemical biology expertise, demonstrate impact beyond your team and projects; mentor associates.
- Frequent oral data communication/presentations across a spectrum of skillsets and levels, engagement of internal and external partners and collaborators.
- Having the organizational skills to design, track, and communicate experiments and data.