Global Lead, Next Generation Sequencing
Posted on: April 5, 2021
1 Purpose. To reimagine medicine.
The Chemical Biology and Therapeutics (CBT) department merges
ground breaking technical capabilities with deep scientific
expertise to deliver bold innovations at the forefront of science.
As the Global Lead of the Next Generation Sequencing team in CBT,
you will spearhead our efforts to drive innovation through the
development and deployment of new genomic methods allowing rapid
discovery of new biology, novel drug targets, and disease
biomarkers. You will lead a global team of wet bench and in silico
scientists, promoting emerging genomic technologies and related
bioinformatic approaches in our organization and beyond.
Your Responsibilities Include:
- Maintain and advance our suite of next-generation sequencing
methodologies including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, single cell RNA-seq,
spatial transcriptomics, long read sequencing, etc. Proactively
identify new genomic solutions and develop a strategy for their
implementation based upon the emerging needs across the NIBR
- Engage with Disease Area and genomic specialists across the
- Partner with NIBR Data Scientists to ensure maximum impact,
invest in data as a key asset, and help define data analysis
standards. Drive the identification and use and/or development of
innovative analytical methods based on technology needs.
- Be responsible for the outsourcing of genomics assays to external
vendors for regular activities, ensure that research study
timelines for data delivery are met, and that the data meets high
quality standards as well as regulatory and legal requirements.
- Build and implement a governance structure to ensure a
science-driven prioritization strategy, and ensure timely and
transparent communication to stakeholders
- Establish effective relationships with cross functional
scientific teams in a matrixed environment, and ensure alignment of
plans and strategies with NIBR leadership team and Disease Area
- Partner with external innovators, academics, biotechs, and other
Pharmas to identify/evaluate new technologies and outstanding
- Lead cross-departmental teams, department-wide initiatives, and
- Publish internally and externally as the main contributor, to
improve Novartis and CBT/Genomic Sciences visibility.
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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:
- Knowledge of genomics applications in multiple disease areas and
ability to articulate questions which can be answered from
sophisticated data sets.
- A robust understanding of the drug discovery process, from
exploratory to clinical stages, and across numerous therapeutic
modalities including small molecule, biologics, and cell and gene
- An enterprise-wide mentality with demonstrated ability to
prioritize projects across a large matrix organization and a strong
focus on delivering high impact science for key NIBR projects.
- A track record of developing talent and leading teams by crafting
and supporting a Curious, Inspired, and Unbossed culture.
- A strong publication record demonstrating a focus on advancing
genomics technology in support of complex disease biology
- PhD in biology, genomics, computational biology or a related
field, with 10+ years of demonstrated ability in multiple genomics
technologies and applications.
- Extensive supervisory experience of both wet lab and in silico
teams engaged in groundbreaking genomics research.
Why Consider Novartis?
799 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2019.
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
Imagine What You Could do at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity and 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
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or
interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us to request accommodation.
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