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Principal Scientist II - Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (347345BR)





Emeryville, California, United States

Job Description 8 million plus lives are lost every year to infectious and tropical diseases. Within the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) situated in the San Francisco Bay Area is dedicated to finding new therapies to treat and prevent a range of noncommunicable and infectious conditions, with an emphasis on global health diseases. With full access to NIBR know-how, NITD has a highly collaborative culture and maintains close links with academic centers of excellence and a broad range of philanthropic and governmental organizations around the globe (e.g., Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and NIH). NITD is renowned for applying cutting-edge technologies to the discovery of high-quality clinical candidates for the treatment of global health diseases.

The NITD group is seeking an innovative and highly motivated virologist to support programs focusing on emerging viruses and pandemic preparedness. The successful candidate is a scientist with a strong background in virology, a high degree of creativity and independence and used to working in an interactive environment. As part of a multidisciplinary team focused on RNA viruses, the candidate will independently design experiments, analyze data, write study reports and present data to support both discovery and clinical virology projects.

Specifically, the candidate will:
• Design and implement virology experiments to support advancement of pre-clinical & clinical candidates
• Serve as the virology representative for pre-clinical and clinical projects
• Develop drug resistance monitoring plans to support clinical candidates
• Manage clinical sample analysis
• Write clinical and non-clinical documents for regulatory submissions
• Demonstrate ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously
• Work cross functionally in a complex and fast-pace research organization
• Work with external collaborators and contract research organizations
• Present findings at internal and external scientific meetings
• Maintain deep understanding in antiviral research in industry and academia