Head of Laboratory – Immunology of regulatory T cells

Head of Laboratory – Immunology of regulatory T cells
Novartis Autoimmunity, Transplantation & Inflammation (ATI) Disease Area is seeking an innovative and highly motivated senior scientist to initiate and guide research projects in the area of regulatory T cells with the aim to discover novel therapies for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. For this you will investigate ex vivo and in vivo the induction of regulatory T cells for reestablishment of self-tolerance in various autoimmune diseases. You will be involved in early drug discovery activities up to clinical proof-of-concept studies in patients and have access to a broad spectrum of skill sets by collaborating with scientists, clinicians, and technology experts. You will head a state-of-the-art laboratory and be a member of, and eventually lead, cross-functional project teams. We encourage that your scientific work will continue to result in impactful publications in peer-reviewed journals.

This position is located on the Novartis Campus in Basel, Switzerland, an inspiring environment to foster innovation. We are using best-in-class architecture and design to offer a state-of-the-art workplace.

Our organization:

The Autoimmunity, Transplantation & Inflammation (ATI) Disease Area at NIBR is a group of about 200 scientists using a diverse array of novel approaches and cutting-edge technology to develop drugs that improve the lives of individuals suffering from immune-mediated and inflammatory diseases.

At the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the global research organization of Novartis, we are committed to discovering innovative medicines to cure disease and improve human health. By hiring the best scientists, we have fostered an atmosphere for drug discovery where risk taking and innovation are rewarded. It is ultimately the talent of the individual that determines our success, while our state-of-the-art technologies and resources enable these ideas to be realized.
• PhD with strong background in immunology and autoimmunity
• Strong research experience from several years of post-doctoral training is mandatory
• Extensive knowledge of cellular/molecular immunology will be key
• Experience as an independent research scientist in an academic setting and/or in the pharmaceutical/biotech sector
• Proven success in independently initiating and leading projects in autoimmunity and inflammation, especially related to the biology of regulatory T cells and cellular immunology
• Significant scientific accomplishments and successful collaborations documented by publications in high-impact journals
• Proven track record of leadership, strategic thinking, creativity, and risk taking
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Fluent in English (oral and written)


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Novartis Pharma AG
Research & Development
Full Time