Associate Director, Department of Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 57 days ago

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Job Description The GNF Department of Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics seeks a highly motivated and results-driven individual to lead a new team tasked with the engineering of adeno-associated viruses (AAV) for a variety of research and clinical applications. The ideal candidate should be a highly productive bench scientist who will lead a team tasked with the development of novel AAV technologies for enhanced targeted delivery, increased transduction efficiency, and improved production yields.

Essential Functions
• Extensive experience with the design, engineering, modification, production, purification, QA/QC and benchmarking of various AAV serotypes for in vivo DNA delivery
• Experience with high-throughput molecular automation in engineering new technologies also desirable
• Excellent background in mammalian cell and molecular biology, with an emphasis on the ability to develop, test, and functionally deploy end-to-end AAV workflows to achieve enhanced gene or anti-gene delivery
• Strong molecular biology background, including the use of NextGen sequencing technologies
• Ability to learn new technologies quickly and perform in a fast-paced, automation-friendly, matrix-structured work environment
• Ability to communicate effectively across disciplinary boundaries with engineers, biologists, chemists, data scientists at a global scale
• Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
• Good multi-tasking, time management, and organizational skills
• Excellent leadership skills, including a demonstrated track record of supervising interdisciplinary teams of 2-10 members
• Ability to maintain complete, accurate records within internal databases and electronic notebooks EEO Statement 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 any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements Minimum Qualifications
• PhD degree in virology, cell biology, immunology, or a related field with 4+ years post-graduate professional experience
• Authorship (any position) of > 4 peer-reviewed publications centered on the creation or use of AAV vectors
Preferred Qualifications
• Experience using AAV in murine models
• Direct experience with gene therapy or drug discovery workflows or concepts

Job ID 254141BR