Associate Scientist
Novartis - Cambridge, MA

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Work with development team to make contributions to molecular diagnostic research and development projects. Perform some design of experiments with moderate guidance. Independently execute experiments with good quality, including sample preparation, PCR, RT-PCR, DNA sequencing, etc. Work on experiment data collection and summary. Do some tissue culture works as project requires. Pay attention to technical details, and is capable of effective troubleshooting when needed. Monitor and order lab supplies. Participate in general lab maintenance efforts. Keep detailed record on lab notebooks according to Novartis guideline. Be willing to learn new techniques and continue to gain scientific knowledge. Participate in project meetings, present data, and provide technical inputs.

Minimum requirements
The candidate must have a BS/MS degree in Life sciences (such as Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry) with at least six years of lab experience. English * Working experience in tissue culture. * Hands-on experience on molecular biology techniques such as nucleic acid sample preparation, PCR, RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, cloning, DNA sequencing, allele specific PCR, Real time PCR, melting curve analysis, SNP detection. * Familiarity with GLP environment, documentation and quality system is highly desirable but not required. *General knowledge with basic statistics and spreadsheet such as microsoft exel. Understanding the principles of DOE. * Good communication and time management skills. In order to be successful in this position, the candidate should be a good team player in multidisciplinary environment, capable of multiple tasking, and able to be fully committed to development timelines.

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Novartis AG, incorporated on February 29, 1996, is a Switzerland-based holding that, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research,...