Associate Scientist, Analytical Development Cell & Gene Therapies

Location: Basel
Duration: 12 Months
Project Title: Associate Scientist, Analytical Development Cell Gene Therapies

The successful candidate will develop analytical methods to support cell and gene therapy development projects, and provide routine testing support to internal stakeholders from our process development teams. These analytical methods include but are not limited to qPCR-based viral titration assays, ELISA, FACS, and HPLC. The candidate will work according to Novartis' documentation standards, HSE requirements, and SOPs.

Major activities:
• Plan, execute and document experiments based on deliverables and timelines agreed with the analytical lead or line manager
• Timely execution of routine measurements
• For method development: execution of agreed-upon experiments and generation of data-driven proposals for suitable next steps
• Maintain laboratory instruments and infrastructure in a qualified state
• Adhere to applicable HSE and compliance standards

Key requirements:
• Vocational training or BSc / MSc degree with hands-on experience in relevant analytical methods
• Prior experience working with viral vectors is a plus
• Good communication skills
• Language: English required, German desirable