PostDoc Mixed Modalities Analytical Chemist (ETP)


Novartis - Career

Novartis is an innovative medicines company. Every day, we work to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives so that patients, healthcare professionals and societies are empowered in the face of serious disease. Our medicines reach more than 250 million people worldwide.

We are looking for a highly motivated recent PhD in Chemical and Analytical Development (CHAD) enrolled in our dynamic Early Talent Program (ETP) to support and expand the development of mixed modalities across the organization.


This program is designed to offer young talents unique insights into various areas of drug development. This year we provide the opportunity to collect first experience of applied analytical sciences in the pharmaceutical industry. Rotations various analytical labs in CHAD/TRD Basel (e.g. analytical labs supporting route and process development, QC labs, in-process labs supporting pilot plant manufacturing, analytical labs Drug substance, characterisation and analysis of new modalities) will provide a comprehensive overview on drug development within Novartis. During these rotations, you will be exposed to current standards in safety, quality, training systems and good manufacturing practice (GMP). You will not only be able to transfer your theoretical know-how into practice, but also to develop your soft skills and grow your internal network for your future career in the Pharmaceutical industry.

  • Preferred start date / March 2024

  • Latest start date / April 2024

  • Duration: 24 months

Key responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and implement state-of-the-art analytical technology to support innovation as well as processes and products quality improvement.

  • Design, plan, perform, interpret, report and communicate results of analytical experiments related to the API (small molecules, conjugates, peptides, oligonucleotides) control strategy.

  • Support analytical development activities on innovative projects.

  • Support analytical transfer activities, write regulatory relevant document and interact with Quality Assurance.

  • Participate in scientific exchange groups within Novartis and external world as well as maintain excellent collaborations with our customers.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements:

Essential requirements:

  • A completed PhD in analytical chemistry or related discipline.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Strong analytical, chemical and/or engineering knowledge required.

  • An excellent track record of original research and extensive experience of analytical sciences using “state of the art” technologies (e.g. HRMS, separation sciences, NMR, and/or lab automation tools etc…).

  • Advanced knowledge in analytical method development or characterisation analysis (e.g. non-targeted or targeted screening etc...).

  • Good knowledge of software and computer tools (e.g. MS Office), and relevant analytical software (e.g. Chromatography and MS software, MS data processing, deconvolution).

  • Ready to expand own knowledge, open minded with an international outlook.

  • Finally, since all work takes place in multidisciplinary project teams, track record on strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.

Desirable requirements:

  • additional German proficiency is a plus.

  • additional knowledge in pharmaceutical/ biopharmaceutical/ sciences is an asset.

Why Novartis?

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams' representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and accommodation:

Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to receive more detailed information about the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] 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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