Company: Novartis Group Companies
Posted on: January 25, 2023
750 million+. That's the number of lives our products touch. While
we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and
technological transformation, we must continue to improve and
extend even more people's lives. We believe we can achieve the goal
when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are
brought together in an inspiring environment, empowering you to
take calculated risks, and teaming you with people who share your
determination, to tackle the world's toughest medical
Laboratory Operations (LO), situated within the Scientific
Operations (SO) organization, is responsible for providing
integrated programs and services that support our scientific
community, and has a mission to enable the Novartis Institutes for
BioMedical Research's (NIBR) lab scientists to focus on science in
the lab through data-driven, sustainable operational excellence and
As a Lab Manager you will support NIBR research and projects under
the coordination of Scientific Operations. This position will
interface with the scientists and supporting NIBR functions-
including Health, Safety & Environment, Facilities and Real Estate,
IT/NX, Procurement, and Finance.
The successful candidate must be organized, self-directed, and
capable of handling a variety of tasks in a highly matrixed
environment. This individual will be responsible for the
implementation of the lab operations and activities relating to
scientific laboratory logistics, safety, and laboratory space
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
*Establish and maintain strong relationships with NIBR researchers
as well as with the NIBR Operations community to ensure alignment
and execution of departmental and Scientific Operations
*Identify opportunities and lead or collaborate with
cross-functional teams to improve operational efficiencies,
logistics, and business processes.
*Oversee and maintain labs to ensure full compliance with Health
Safety & Environment programs and regulations.
*Support business continuity initiatives.
*Drive Lab Operations and general NIBR lab supply channel
implementations for: consumables, chemicals, media, and
*Create and manage POs and vendor invoicing. Some financial
analysis may be required.
*Support Lab Equipment Management needs (inventory, compliance
check, fleet life cycle management insights, etc.).
*Support the ordering and installation of lab equipment.
*Collaborate with IT/NX department on software and hardware
upgrades and licensing.
*Manage lab ops; coordinate internal moves, recommend changes for
space optimization, organize regular lab cleanouts.
*Adhere to sustainability best practices and significantly
contribute to the development of such.
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 other
employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other
legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse
teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and
we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold
innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash
their full potential.
What you'll bring to the role:
*B.S. or M.S. degree in a scientific discipline such as chemistry,
*3 to 5 years of experience managing lab operations or 5+ years
working in a lab.
*Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and
*Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to
present information to scientists and support teams.
*Experience with budget planning and management, expense
reconciliation, vendor contract negotiations, and business data
analysis. Comprehension of financial systems is preferred.
*Enthusiasm for drug discovery and dedication to working in a
team-oriented environment to contribute to shared project and
*Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced drug
discovery environment with positivity and persistence regardless of
*Ability to exercise independent discretion and judgment to solve
*Strong understanding of the processes and protocols required in a
scientific research organization.
*Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, and Outlook is required. Experience with SharePoint and
Teams is preferred.
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 our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture
underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can
reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to
aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical
challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to
building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse
teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
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a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability
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While Novartis does not require vaccination for Covid-19 or proof
of a recent negative test result for Covid-19 at this time,
employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and
comply with customers' (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.)
credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As
required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for
reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This
requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may
not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions.
Please send accommodation requests to
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