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Internship, Analytical Operations Bioassays/Molecular Biology

San Diego, California, US
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Feb 1, 2022

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Overview Imagine… 2 weeks after the birth of your child you realize they aren't meeting critical developmental milestones and after months of doctor's appointments you are told your baby has a rare neurological disease that would impact how they would live their lives. This is the reality of parents whose children have Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and it's the reason why we at Novartis Gene Therapy are laser focused on bringing hope and possibility to those devastated by rare genetic diseases. The Analytical Operations Bioassays/Molecular Bio team is responsible for qualification, validation, and routine release and stability testing of gene therapy programs in a controlled laboratory environment. Within that framework, this position will offer the opportunity to work to optimize the processes used to improve lab efficiency and method performance, further ensuring the safety and efficacy of our products. Responsibilities * Execution of NGS and/or ddPCR assays * Assist in the experimental design and execution of optimization protocols, experiments, and reporting. * Maintain complete and accurate records of all experimental activities performed, including adherence to required laboratory documentation requirements. * Communicate findings to the immediate team and collaborative partners. * Contribute to maintaining a safe lab environment. * • Other related duties on assignment. Qualifications * Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in molecular biology, biology, bioengineering, biomedical science or a related field. * Completed at least two years of college education before beginning the internship. * Must be enrolled in school the semester following the internship. * Experience with PCR/ddPCR or NGS is preferred. * Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. * Strong attention to detail and organizational skillset. * Minimum 3.0 GPA. The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications. Why Novartis? 769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we're proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people's lives. We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working. We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying! Imagine what you could do here at Novartis! Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status. Accessibility and reasonable accommodations The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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