Senior Scientist, In vitro/ Ex vivo - Ophthalmology

Sep 30, 2021

Job Description

60 million! That is how many people are affected globally by glaucoma. This can lead to progressive damage to retinal ganglion cells and the optic nerve and may lead to blindness.

At Novartis, we are developing new therapies to help control glaucoma disease progression by lowering eye pressure and by protecting retinal neurons to treat this silent thief of sight.

We are looking for an experienced scientist to join our Ophthalmology Department to support the discovery and development of innovative glaucoma treatments.

What you’ll be doing:
Applying cell-based assays to support the discovery, validation and characterization of novel glaucoma therapies and handling/processing of ex-vivo tissues for pharmacodynamics/biomarker assessments. Independently perform experiments, troubleshoots issues, evaluate data, generate reports, and present data at internal forums. Contribute to the design and optimization of experiments and stay current on literature and technological advances. Collaborate with cross-functional teams on target discovery and drug development projects. Assist in general laboratory maintenance.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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 other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 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.

Minimum Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

Minimum requirements:
•MS or BS in Biology or related field with 3-5+ years of full time academic or industry laboratory experience
•Demonstrated proficiency in a broad range of molecular/ protein/ cellular assays and analysis (such as ELISA, Western blotting, qPCR and fluorescent microscopy imaging)
•Hands-on experience in culturing primary cells or ESC/iPSC-derived cells
•Familiarity with molecular biology, gene editing, cell engineering or AAV/Lenti-viral vector
•Highly motivated self-starter and problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to adapt quickly and work independently
•Ability to thrive in a fast-paced matrix research environment
•Demonstrated strong communication skills, independence and attention to details
Additional desirable qualifications:
•Training in ophthalmology, neuroscience, immunology, cell biology or related fields preferred
•Familiarity with tissue microdissection, complex phenotypic assays, explant culture, and complex cell culture systems is a plus
Our Expectations
•At NIBR, we believe that along with our scientists, our culture is our greatest asset. You will be expected to function in an innovative and collaborative manner. You will demonstrate how you have functioned in this manner to drive results.

What Novartis can offer you?

Yes, we offer exceptional benefits and competitive salaries. However, we can offer more. Here you will:
•Work with the latest technology to develop transformative medicine
•Be part of a world class organization dedicated to providing solutions to un-met medical needs
•Join an organization that is committed to your development and advancement

Why consider Novartis?

Transformative medicines need transformative thinking. 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 are empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges surround you.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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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Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Senior Scientist, In vitro/ Ex vivo - Ophthalmology

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