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BS/ MS levelGenomics Scientist Next Generation Sequencing

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Novartis Corporation

Cambridge, MA

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The ASI Genomics group at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge is recruiting for an independent bench scientist to join a genomics technologies laboratory focusing on next generation sequencing. The Cambridge laboratory is a part of a global genomics team that has the laboratory of a similar size in Basel, Switzerland. Genomics global team is one of platform groups within Multi Technologies Department with a mission to impact projects across different disease areas.

The successful candidate will:

 Support diverse research projects across Novartis disease areas using next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies

 Run several projects simultaneously with minimal manager supervision

 Build standard sequencing libraries using commercial reagents

 Participate in the development of new NGS applications, technologies

 Operate robotic sample preparation and sequencing instruments

 Meticulously document work in an electronic lab book

 Be comfortable with the daily use of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

 MSc, BSc degree in Molecular Biology or equivalent professional experience

 Proficiency in standard laboratory techniques such as: PCR; molecular cloning; and gene expression methodologies

 Excellent laboratory and organizational skills

 Advanced literacy in Excel

 Proven ability to work both independently and cooperatively

 Good language skills in English

Additional desirable skills:

 Hands-on experience with NGS protocols, Illumina and/or PacBio technologies

 Experience with single cell protocols

 Experience with cell culture techniques

 Experience with a LIMS

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.

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Our mission is to care and cure. We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest their money, their time and their ideas in our company.

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