Compound Hub Specialist

  • Instrumentation
  • Inventory
  • Inventory Management
  • Laboratory
  • Liquid Handling
  • Logistics Management
  • MS Office
  • Quality Control
  • Robotics

~~~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 
Ready to work with/through Magnit at Novartis? Please read on... 
Compound Hub Specialist
The Sample Management group at Novartis is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Compound Hub Specialist. As a key contributor within our team, you will play a crucial role in processing Novartis compounds and inventory requests through the Compound Hub Process while prioritizing customer satisfaction and order maintenance.

Key Functions:
As a member of the Sample Management group, the primary in-lab responsibilities include:
• Handling all new compound orders, weighing solid samples within a weigh hood using an analytical balance to create solutions for customers.
• Utilizing the Tecan Liquid Handler to perform sample dissolution, dilution and aliquoting. Processing compound orders efficiently and accurately.
• Loading Tecan products onto an automatic sorting system for delivery to recipients across our local sites as well as domestic and international customers.
Additional Responsibilities:
• Receiving samples from both internal and external locations and ensuring all service level agreements are achieved daily, collaborating closely with scientific staff to prioritize important orders.
• Engaging with customers directly to understand their needs, address inquiries, and provide exceptional service throughout the order fulfillment process.

Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree with experience working in a scientific lab, prefer to have previous experience in handling solid or liquid samples using manual equipment such as analytical balance, desktop pipetting stations, to more automated systems, for example, TECAN or Hamilton liquid handling stations.
• Thorough knowledge of chemical compound or biological sample inventory management activities, including sample characterization, solution production, quality control, and logistics management.
• Experience working with other laboratory robotics, such as sorter, balances, centrifuges etc. including diagnosing and troubleshooting hardware and software issues.
• Excellent personal and communication skills, with a strong focus on customer satisfaction and maintaining professional relationships.
• Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workload effectively, and work well within a team.
• Self-motivated, well-organized, and reliable individual with a customer-focused mindset.
• Proficiency in MS Office products, including File Explorer and other relevant software tools.

Desired Traits & Experience:
• Service-oriented mindset with a keen attention to detail and the ability to interact effectively with scientific staff.
• Knowledge of instrumentation/systems such as Tecan evo, Biomicrolab Volume Checker, and Biomicrolab Tube Sorter.
• 6-18 months of relevant experience in a similar role.

Location: Cambridge, MA 
Pay Rate: $27.93 - $35.17/hour
Contract: 6 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 27.93 - USD 35.17 Per Hour
6 month(s)
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