Temp Scientific Associate II - In Vitro

Temp Scientific Associate II - In Vitro
The Musculoskeletal Disease (MSD) Area at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Basel, Switzerland is looking for an experienced Scientific Associate with a strong background in the
field of in vitro cell biology to join a lab working on cartilage regeneration.

You will work in closely interacting teams, independently plan and work on assigned projects, document and communicate results. The position is open as of now until June 30 2019.

Major accountabilities include:
• Mammalian cell culture, e.g. stem cells, primary cells, cell lines
• Perform in vitro cell biology experiments, e.g. cellular functional assays (differentiation, proliferation, viability, signaling, …), for the evaluation of potential drug activity
• Perform biochemical assays, e.g. quantification assay on in vitro or in vivo samples
• In vitro cell biology and biochemical assay establishment
• Working successfully in a team

• Scientific degree in a relevant Life Science discipline (BS, MS, no PhD) or completed apprenticeship (biology) or equivalent
• Strong experience in mammalian cell culture
• Excellent practical experience in cell biology techniques such as differentiation assays, RNA extraction, etc.
• Good practical experience in biochemical determination, e.g. ELISA, enzymatic activity, …
• Eager to learn new techniques and concepts, perform exploratory activities at risk, and work independently and as a team member
• Scientific curiosity, initiative, commitment, flexibility and good organization skills
• Fluency in English required, basic communication skills in German and/or French are a plus
Novartis Pharma AG
Research & Development
Full Time