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1 in 5 men and 1 in 6 women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime according to the World Health Organization. In Oncology Medical Affairs, we are working tirelessly to bring innovative cancer treatments to patients with our presence in four oncology treatment platforms.
The power of sophisticated, bold science that is complemented by precision medicine is having a profound impact on how we innovate and reimagine medicine. Our vision at Novartis is to be a leader in this field through the delivery of biomarkers and diagnostic tests that accompany and improve the use of many of our medicines for patients around the world. We plan to adopt a strategic, end-to-end precision medicine approach for each compound across our portfolio and this is particularly important in lung cancer.
As Precision Medicine Lead you will be responsible for the seamless consolidation, integration and execution of disease- and treatment- specific clinical biomarker strategies (including diagnostic and monitoring) in order to meet the overarching goals of the Oncology Medical Affairs organization, the Oncology cross-functional Diagnostic (Dx) team, and the Oncology Division of Novartis.
Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Act as the point of accountability and subject matter expert for the disease- and treatment-specific Precision Medicine continuum across Diagnostic (Dx) and clinical/monitoring biomarkers within Global Medical Affairs (GMA) and Oncology Medical Affairs (OMA).
• As a standing member of the IDMT, integrate Precision Medicine content into the broader OMA/GMA strategy and activities, incl. disease-area strategy and launch readiness
• Support global, regional and country Medical Affairs teams with Precision Medicine subject matter expertise and education, a clinical narrative and strategic framework for evidence-generation on clinical biomarker applications (incl. Dx and monitoring) for NOVARTIS precision medicines
• Act as standing member of the OBU cross-functional Dx team, co-creating Diagnostic (Dx) strategy for NOVARTIS precision medicines via the integration of medical insights and evidence
• Act as a standing member of the NOVARTIS cross-divisional Global Biomarker Diagnostic Team (GBDT), shaping biomarker exploration across NOVARTIS trials by identifying and addressing gaps in clinical biomarker applications and research
• Enable the integration of Precision Medicine strategy into evidence generation on clinical biomarker applications (incl. Dx and monitoring) and treatment outcomes by partnering with RWE and IIT (Investigator-Initiated Trials) teams
• As standing member of the Publication Planning team, partner with Scientific Engagement and Communication leads to incorporate diagnostic or other clinical biomarker applications aligned to the global OBU Diagnostic and GBDT strategies and IDAPs.
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 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:
• Advanced degree in life sciences and/or MD, with healthcare sector experience. Ideally with additional subspecialty training in Oncology, Molecular Biology/Diagnostics/Pathology, or Lab Medicine
• Enterprise leader with advanced understanding of drug development and commercialization, in depth Precision Medicine knowledge, and significant experience working in a regulated environment, with an established track record of scientific leadership
• Minimum 5 years' experience in Biomarker and IVD research, development and/or commercialization (minimum of 3 years must be in Pharmaceutical industry with hands on knowledge of the most relevant Dx methodology such as IHC, PCR, NGS etc.)
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment within matrix organization
• Strong cross-cultural, collaboration, interpersonal negotiation and influencing skills
• Ability to lead and execute multiple projects under strict deadlines; a sense of urgency; results driven
• Excellent oral/written/presentation communication skills
• Ability to represent company externally to outside agencies or companies
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 challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
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.
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Valid through: 3/10/2021