Expert; Cell and Gene Therapy

  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Research
  • Immunology
  • Information Security
  • Presentation Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Writing Skills

~~~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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Expert; Cell and Gene Therapy:
10 days, that is how long we treat a patient’s T-cells, before we return them to potentially save this patient’s life. 

To support such novel, personalized treatment by defining and implementing the microbial control strategy, is a unique challenge within Novartis with immediate patient impact. 

As a member of the Technical Development group, this individual will manage and own current and future Cell and Gene development projects and contribute to interdisciplinary technical development work in the larger CGT organization. The candidate will act as a subject matter expert for cell therapies projects, interpret and communicate results, evaluate data, draw relevant conclusions and write protocols, reports, and other source documents for regulatory submissions. Contribute to risk analyses and/or peer review and process challenge meetings.

What you will be doing; 
•Perform experimental design, protocol development and execution, data analysis, technical report writing and presentation.
•Provide scientific/technical leadership for efficient and robust processes for the manufacture and/or analysis of intermediates, drug substances and drug products as per own discipline.
•Report and present of scientific/technical work at internal/external meetings/conferences and publish in peer reviewed international scientific journals including patents.
•Assume scientific/technical key function in teams, projects, networks, platforms and/or department activities.
•Delivery on project milestones, including technical presentations, development reports and other documents relevant to GMP operations.
•Adherence to Novartis standards, in particular, quality, ethical, health, safety, and environment (HSE), and information security (ISEC) standards.
•Feedback from other team leaders and advisory boards.
•Refer to annual individual and team objective setting.
•Outcome of risk analyses, process challenge meetings, audits and inspections.
•Measurable contributions to the success, efficiency and productivity of the department and new programs/initiatives started and implemented. Contributions to management decision making and advisory boards.
•Internal and external publications/presentations, invited lectures. Internal/external awards.

What you will bring to the role; 
•Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of industry experience OR Master degree with 3+ years of industry experience OR a PhD with 1+ years relevant experience in Immunology/Cell Therapy
•Scientific background and understanding of CAR-T manufacturing and development process scale up and scale down
•Recognized expertise in immunology, cell biology, biomarker identification, clinical research
•Demonstrated record of accomplishment in fostering innovation and creative problem-solving
•Experience with primary cell isolation and maintenance.
•Demonstrated history of working on team oriented projects, managing team members
•Strong communication/presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills.

Location: East Hanover, NJ (Hybrid/Onsite)
Pay Rate: $45-$68/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 : 3+ Years
  • Travel Required : No travel required
  • Shift timings: East Hanover, NJ
Job Location
East Hanover, New Jersey
USD 45.00 - USD 68.00 Per Hour
6 month(s)
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