Lab Head, Immunology of regulatory T cells (80-100*)

Lab Head, Immunology of regulatory T cells (80-100*)

Job Description

1 out of 10 people are diagnosed with an autoimmune or autoinflammatory disease. This is why the Autoimmunity, Transplantation & Inflammation (ATI) Disease Area group at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) is investing in the discovery of innovative and transformative therapies to improve the life of affected patients. As part of this effort, ATI is seeking an innovative and highly motivated senior scientist to initiate and guide research projects in the area of immune tolerance.

Your Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for leading a state-of-the-art laboratory of BSc/MSc level scientists to discover and develop novel therapies for re-establishment of self-tolerance in various autoimmune diseases. This will include the evaluation of ex vivo and in vivo approaches aiming at the induction of regulatory T cells.

Your tasks will include:

• Contribute to and/or lead early drug discovery projects within multidisciplinary teams up to clinical proof-of-concept studies in patients
• Define and execute on innovative scientific strategies, test novel hypotheses and develop transformative therapies
• Closely collaborate with scientists, clinicians, and technology experts across different departments in the global organization.
• Your scientific work will continue to result in impactfull publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• A PhD degree with several years of postdoctoral experience of research in immunology and autoimmunity
• Significant scientific accomplishments and successful collaborations documented by publications in high-impact journals
• Strong technical and theoretical background/expertise in human and mouse immunology
• Proven track record of leadership, strategic thinking, creativity, and risk taking
• Excellent communication, presentation and analytical skills

Desirable requirements:

• 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

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.

*Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.
Novartis Pharma AG
Research & Development
Full Time