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Drug Hunter, Senior Principal Scientist - Cardio-Metabolic Disease

Company: HCPro
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Drug Hunter, Senior Principal Scientist - Cardio-Metabolic Disease. 300239BR

N Drug Hunter, Senior Principal Scientist - Cardio-Metabolic Disease. 300239BR Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)

#1 cause of death globally are Cardiovascular diseases. The Cardiovascular and Metabolic (CVM) Disease Area at NIBR in Cambridge, Massachusetts is committed to discovering transformative medicines to treat these disorders. We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced drug hunter who can lead drug development projects, contribute to the science of Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease and influence the strategic direction of the CVM Disease Department.

What you’ll be doing: The successful candidate will lead one or more drug development projects in the field of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases from target concept to IND-enabling studies, and thereafter be a key member of early clinical development teams.

Provide expertise in the any of the fields of Heart Failure, Atherosclerosis, Arrhythmia, Obesity or Diabetes based on a required record of accomplishment (papers, patents, presentations, moving drugs through the pipeline) in drug development, either with low molecular weight compounds or biologics (antibodies, nucleic acids, viruses).

Demonstrate excellent judgement in selecting targets to pursue, leveraging required experience moving targets forward towards therapeutics.

Recognize and leverage external collaboration opportunities that amplify the Department’s research.

Lead teams and productively collaborate across the many disciplines required for drug development (medicinal chemistry, biologics development, safety, etc.). Cross-functional leadership experience is required.

Mentor more junior project team leaders and bench scientists. The ability and interest to interact with and develop others is vital.

In addition to project team leadership the candidate will contribute to defining the strategic direction of the CVM department by interaction with the senior leadership team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical.

Creatively identify and start projects that are well aligned with CVM Department strategy.

Move CVM projects towards the clinic in an efficient manner, focusing on key scientific questions and drug development challenges.

Terminate projects based on new data when appropriate

Creative use and continued development of disease area knowledge.

Understand and apply knowledge of the drug development process.

Clearly communicate with employees, colleagues and scientific management.

Requirements

What you will bring to the role: PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree in any area of biological science and/or clinical experience in CVM disease with a relevant research component is required.

Accomplishment during academic training and at least 5 years of drug development experience is required.

A history of following the literature in a relevant field and interaction with external scientists is essential

The capacity to quickly grasp new concepts, findings and techniques and focus on detail

Basic computational data analyses skills

Be an excellent teammate, who demonstrates good communication skills and creative problem-solving capabilities, and enjoys working in a collaborative team-oriented environment

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Job Information

Job ID: 54461350

Location:

Cambrudge, 553096, United States

Position Title: Drug Hunter, Senior Principal Scientist - Cardio-Metabolic Disease. 300239BR

Company Name: Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR)

Job Function: Scientist

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Duration: Indefinite

Min Education: Ph.D.

Min Experience: 5-7 Years

Required Travel: 0-10%

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