Associate Expert Science & Technology – Analytical Development

  • Analytical Testing
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Culture
  • Chemistry
  • Elisa
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Laboratory
  • Microbiology
  • PCR
  • QPCR

~~~Please note: This is a temporary contractor opportunity at Novartis ~~~
Novartis touches the lives of a tenth of the world’s population. Every role here, regardless of contract type, makes an impact on human life! 
Novartis US partners with external managed service provider Magnit Global to offer engaging temporary contractor opportunities like this, to those who are looking for flexibility in their career while looking to gain new skills and experiences providing services to an inclusive global medicines company. Click here to learn more about Magnit 
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Associate Expert Science & Technology – Analytical Development

Bench to bedside! This exciting role serves as a technical associate expert to support analytical testing and implementation of novel analytical methodologies for our CAR-T cell therapy products. The successful candidate will work with a talented and experienced team in our Technical Research and Development organization at East Hanover, New Jersey. The candidate will be an important point of contact for the coordination and execution of molecular, potency and characterization assays, qualification studies, and method transfer activities within area of expertise. He/ She will interface regularly and build relationships with other functions such as Process Development, Quality Control and Manufacturing Sciences & Technology to collaboratively drive projects to meet the established timelines while maintaining the highest quality and data integrity standards. This individual will uphold Novartis Values & Beliefs and Code of Ethics to successfully support our bold mission of delivering effective CAR-T cell products for patients in need.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
• Perform analytical testing including flow cytometry, cell count, cell viability, qPCR/dPCR, potency, etc. following appropriate SOPs and procedures. In addition, review and approve data by other team members.
• Record and maintain meticulous records in electronic laboratory notebook in compliance with Quality standards
• Identifies opportunities for method improvement
• Execute qualification/optimization of analytical methods
• Drive project timelines and deliverables while meeting internal quality and data integrity requirements
• Communicate effectively and present complex data within the department and cross-functionally
• Author and review method related technical documents to ensure completeness, accuracy, consistency and clarity
• Support tracking and trending systems, and programs, which assist in the testing, evaluation and monitoring of quality and efficiency

• Education: BA/BS or MS in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology or other related science, plus 1 year of prior experience in industry or academia.
• Understanding of the basic scientific principles underpinning the analytical methods such as flow cytometry, PCR, ELISA, cell based assays
• Expertise with aseptic technique and mammalian cell culture, Human T-cell culture experience a plus
• Ability to communicate clearly with internal or cross-functional teams
• Detail-oriented with expertise in problem solving & demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
• Established ability to work in a regulated environment
• Experience writing laboratory SOPs and technical instructions is preferred
• Good presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills

Location: Cambridge, MA (Onsite)
Pay Rate: $37-$44/hour
Contract: 12+ months
Health, dental, vision, 401k

Why Novartis? 
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives. 
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working. 
We believe we can reinvent what's possible when we collaborate with courage to ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying! 
Imagine the impact you could make here at Novartis! 
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment with diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve. 
To do our best work we need different viewpoints, which is why here at Magnit, we celebrate diversity and embrace inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Magnit is dedicated to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We strive to ensure that we maintain a positive and enriching work environment for all. 
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Magnit at or 1.862.778.5441. 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion / EEO

  • Work Authorization : Green Card, US Citizen, Other valid work visa
  • Preferred years of experience : 1+ Years
  • Travel Required : No travel required
  • Shift timings: Onsite: Cambridge, MA
Job Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
USD 37.00 - USD 44.00 Per Hour
12 month(s)
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