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Computational Biologist / Bioinformatics Analyst

Novartis – Cambridge, MA

750 million. Thats how many lives our products touch. And while were 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 peoples lives?
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc. (NIBR) is seeking a computational biologist / bioinformatics analyst to join the Novartis Oncology Data Science Team. Oncology Data Science provides computational biology expertise to the department, from target ID through clinical development, for both targeted and immune therapies. We work at the cutting edge of science to solve important challenges in biomedical research, making use of both publicly and internally generated unique and expansive preclinical and clinical datasets. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, creative, and an effective collaborator.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting translational biology, model characterization, and data mining efforts to solve unmet medical needs.
  • Implementing and developing state-of-the-art computational methods, pipelining tools, and data mining strategies to address key challenges in oncology drug discovery (e.g. drug resistance, difficult-to-drug targets, harnessing anti-tumor immunity, predicting drug response).
  • Creating compelling, interactive data visualizations that clearly communicate key findings from the data.
  • Working closely with wet- and dry-lab collaborators to design experiments, analyze and interpret assay data.

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

Desirable requirements:
  • B.S. / M.S. in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, computer science, or a related field
  • Familiarity with fundamental concepts in molecular biology, statistics, and bioinformatics
  • Fluency in one or more programming languages, Python or R preferred
  • Experience with statistical methods for mining omics data (genomics, epigenetics, proteomics) and/or NGS data strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of cancer genomics, immunology / immune-oncology, clinical and translational science preferred
  • Experience with current analysis methods for processing NGS data, high throughput pooled screening, or other high-dimension data sets preferred

Why consider Novartis?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where youre given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where youre empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where youre surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the worlds toughest medical challenges.
We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.



Business Unit

Oncology NIBR



Work Location

Cambridge, MA

Company/Legal Entity


Functional Area

Research & Development

Job Type

Full Time

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