Radio-pharmacology Lab Head - Molecular imaging/Radioligand Therapy

325731BR
Aug 18, 2021
Switzerland

Job Description

6500! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

Applications are invited for a Laboratory Head position in Oncology Research that will carry out cutting-edge research in the areas of molecular imaging and radioisotope-based therapies together with leading basic research groups within NIBR. The candidate will be responsible for drug discovery research, validation, and pharmacology activities within the Radioligand Therapy portfolio.

We seek an experienced, motivated and ambitious scientist wishing to continue a successful scientific career in a fast-paced drug discovery environment. The position is based at the Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research (www.nibr.com) in Basel, Switzerland.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in radiopharmaceutical drug design, imaging, the molecular imaging modalities: PET, SPECT and uCT and a solid expertise and knowledge in developing and validating Radioligand Therapies with a proven ability to conduct multidisciplinary research in a competitive field and an excellent record of achievements. The successful candidate will play a key role in the establishment for Radioligand Therapies in the field of cancer.

Required skills and accountabilities:
• Lead a laboratory with expertise in nuclear medicine and radiopharmaceutical drug design
• Design and use novel radiotherapeutic vectors
• Perform biodistribution studies and metabolites analysis in vivo and ex vivo
• Engage in independent, multidisciplinary research that will lead to innovative findings and novel fundamental insights
• Lead and manage cross-functional projects and external collaborations. Drive the project decision-making process, conceptualize and drive research projects to completion

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

What you’ll bring to the role:
• a Ph.D. in medical physics, bioengineering, biotechnology, pharmacology, chemistry or related field
• at least 5 years of experience in a drug discovery setting.
• a strong background in radiopharmaceutical drug design, imaging, the molecular imaging modalities: PET, SPECT and uCT and a solid expertise and knowledge in developing and validating Radioligand Therapies
• The position requires excellent communication skills in English and the motivation to work independently within a global team.

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. 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.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

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NIBR
Oncology NIBR
Switzerland
Basel
Research & Development
Full Time
Regular
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Radio-pharmacology Lab Head - Molecular imaging/Radioligand Therapy

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