Job Purpose :
The Biomarker Development (BMD) group at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is seeking an Associate Director to join our Clinical and Translational Imaging team and actively provide strategic, scientific, technical expertise and leadership on the optimal use of imaging in drug development.
This is an opportunity to contribute your expertise to a dynamic team developing the next generation of personalized medicines.
You will interact with multidisciplinary research and clinical trial teams and will determine the optimal use of anatomical and functional imaging to drive decision making.
The role provides an excellent opportunity for application of radiological readouts in clinical trials within a cutting edge translational medicine environment.
Key Responsibilities :
Partner with Translational Medicine and TA Research to develop and lead imaging
fit for purpose solutions for pharmaceutical projects
Collaborate with Research and Development to develop and lead translational imaging paradigms and implement in clinical trials
Monitor and execute imaging readouts in imaging trials using internal operational support and external contract research organizations
Ensure quality and timely execution of imaging trials to deliver critical drug development decisions
Develop and manage network of external experts in the molecular imaging field
Act as BMD point of contact in clinical trial teams
Identify and / or develop novel imaging techniques and implement in clinical trials
About us :
Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC) in Prague :
The Center, one of 5 around the world, delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis worldwide. We have highly qualified teams in areas such as scientific and commercial services (known as Product Lifecycle Services), IT, Human Resources, Financial Reporting & Accounting, Procurement, Real Estate and Facility Services, Legal & Compliance, Finance and Communications.
Here’s some of the reasons we think you should join us :
A job with a purpose. At Novartis, we all contribute to our mission to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives.
A wealth of opportunities for career progression and working with best-in-class professionals.
A diverse team that reflects the rich diversity of our markets. Over 55 nationalities speaking with 30+ languages, all generations, and more than 44% of female.
Our modern and newly designed workplace is a pleasant place that reflects the need for flexible ways of working in order to bring new ideas to life.
We live by our values; we cherish not only what we do but also how we do it. .
Diversity & Inclusion mind-set. We aspire to move beyond stereotypes and bias to bring differences together, so we can see the world through the eyes of our patients and customers.
Our comprehensive compensation package includes :
Annual performance-based bonus;
Employee recognition scheme;
A benefits scheme above local legislation standards including pension and risk-life insurance, benefit package for health, education, culture and sport activities;
Healthcare program that offers easy access to comprehensive health care;
Variety of medical check-ups or consultations on-site;
An Employee Assistance Program;
25 days annual leave, 4 days paid sick leave and Christmas holiday;
Public transport allowance;
Flexible working arrangements including Home Office;
Support for a healthy lifestyle through the daily offering of fruit & vegetables.
We are looking forward to talking to you and sharing more about our broad range of opportunities.
The ideal candidate will have :
Technology and physics expertise at PhD level in one or more Radiology modalities
Hands on experimental skill sets on acquisition of Clinical imaging data is a must have
Drug development knowledge is required with a minimum of 5 yrs in clinical trials
Deep understanding of imaging readouts, statistical fluctuations, risks, patient burden, clinical workflow and high precision data analyses via direct image analyses experience
Excellent communication skills and good command of English is needed
Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.