Associate Scientist

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Job Type: FullTime
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Associate Scientist
Novartis Technical Operations
Full Time
Perform scientific experiments or pilot plant processes for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures in collaboration with a multifunctional project team coordinated by Project Leader.
• Design, perform and document scientific experiments/plant activities in collaboration with experienced team members if necessary. Seeks proactively for support and coaching from Project Leader or Scientific Expert/or other team members during the whole process if necessary.
• Provide documentation of raw data, evaluation and contribute to interpretation of results. Provide input for the selection of next experiments.
• Optimize existing methods (lab or plant) or contribute to new method development and reproduce published methods.
• Actively support the transfer of analytical or manufacturing procedures to pilot plant or production, including process steering controls etc.
• Address simple problems. Recognize and communicate complex problems within he project team or network if necessary together with the respective Project Leader, Network leader or Senior Scientific Expert or a relevant team member.
• Actively perform simple safety and literature searches under direction of relevant and experienced team members.
• Keep record of chemicals, intermediates, excipients and solvents within own area of responsibility.
• Collaborate with other team members to facilitate deliveries of DS and/or DP.
Contribute to maintenance of lab instruments/infrastructure
Technician with continuing education (EU) or BS (US) or equivalent
Minimum of 3 years experience as Technician (promotional pathway) or 0-4 years (for BS) or 0-2 years (for MS).
Awareness for safe handling of chemicals, potentially dangerous materials and equipment. Adequate scientific or technical knowledge in a specific area (e.g. synthetic, analytical, galenical).
Basic knowledge in scientific/technical areas of collaboration.
- Good knowledge of laboratory and/or technical tools.
- Adequate knowledge of software and computer tools.
- Basic presentation skills.
- Fluent in site-language.
- Adequate knowledge of English (oral and written).
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