Scientist, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Scientist, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Job Description

50 million people worldwide are directly affected by Neurodegenerative diseases. These diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and various other rare genetic disorders, stop patients from participating in productive, active lives, connected to their families and friends. Here, at the Neuroscience department at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, we are looking for a highly motivated research scientist to join a vibrant multidisciplinary team committed to finding and improving treatments to better the lives of these patients. Successful candidate will be responsible for advancing the cutting-edge drug discovery efforts.
• Design, conduct, and analyze experiments to generate high quality data for drug candidate optimization and validation.
• Develop disease-relevant cellular assays to unravel underlying disease biology and guide drug discovery activities.
• Critically analyze data and effectively present results to the multidisciplinary project team and Neuroscience Department as required.
• Keep accurate and complete records of data using Novartis data handling software/pipeline.

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

• Requires a MS degree in neuroscience, biotechnology or related field with minimum 5 years of research experience, preferably in a pharma industry setting.
• Strong laboratory skills, including modern molecular biology techniques and various cell-based biochemical and imaging assays.
• Extensive experience in mammalian cell culture methods (e.g. neuronal / glial cultures) and development of cell-based assays.
• Candidate must be team oriented, highly motivated with critical thinking skills, team oriented, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Additional qualifications:
• Prior experience in neurodegeneration research is a plus.
• Experience with liquid handling automation systems and high-throughput assays in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical setting is a plus.
• Experience with prioritizing small molecule compounds using imaging, reporter, viability, or other endpoints is a plus.

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time