Sr. Scientist - Flow Cytometry

Novartis - Carlsbad, CA (30+ days ago)4.1

Responsible for pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical processes associated with specimen processing, test performances and reporting results. Performs routine, moderate and high complexity Flow Cytometry testing and reports results in accordance with established procedures. Supports the team with adherence to appropriate quality regulations: CLIA/CAP/GCLP. Drive the launch of new assays and manage projects of strategic importance. Possess critical thinking, initiation, management of success and failure of complex projects. Serve as technical lead for execution of clinical sample testing from concept to completion. Provide key scientific knowledge to drive success of strategic activities. Ability to forge relationships with scientists at all levels and provide guidance. May provide direction to more junior associate in the lab.

  • Follow the laboratory's procedures for specimen handling and processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results
  • Adhere to the laboratory's quality control policies, document all quality control activities, perform instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems that may adversely affect test performance/results
  • Document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory's established performance specifications
  • Help to maintain a safe working environment by strict adherence to company safety policies and procedures, be alert to the existence of safety hazards and reports any unsafe conditions to the department manager
  • Design, create, execute, and troubleshoot new procedures and assays
  • Authoring and reviewing technical documents including but not limited to work instructions as well as the assay
  • May work directly with external vendors to resolve QC and equipment issues
  • Train and assist staff with technical and operational procedures
  • Conduct meetings and technical briefings for senior management
  • Attend networking events and keeps abreast of scientific advances
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to apply principles, concepts, practices and standards associated with patient sample testing in a laboratory setting
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of techniques directly applicable to the research services provided by Navigate (tissue culture, molecular and cellular biological techniques such as PCR, flow cytometry, IHC, etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication and intrapersonal skills required
  • Critical thinking, high degree of ownership, good presentation skills, ability to quickly adapt to changing projects and priorities, business acumen
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve milestones and exceed goals with minimal direction
  • Streamline/simplify lab workflow to improve efficiency while ensuring compliance
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

  • PhD with minimum of 3-5 years experience
  • MS with 8, preferably 10 years, of directly relevant experience
  • BS/BA with scientific emphasis with minimum of 12 years of directly relevant experience
Business Unit


Work Location

Carlsbad, CA

Company/Legal EntityNavigate BioPharma Svcs., Inc.
Functional Area

Research & Development

Job TypeFull Time
Employment Type