In Vivo BS/MS Research Scientist, Ophthalmology

326755BR
USA

Job Description

256 million people worldwide are affected by glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), two of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults. As the global population ages, eye diseases are projected to significantly increase over the coming decades. At the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), we are focused on discovering therapies for glaucoma, AMD, and other blinding eye diseases.

We are seeking a creative and collaborative research scientist to join our ophthalmology department to help discover new therapies for ocular diseases. In this role, you will be responsible for planning, executing, and analyzing in vivo pharmacology experiments with an emphasis on ocular imaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral readouts . You will be working in a highly matrixed, team-oriented, and collaborative environment.

Your responsibilities:
•Plan and perform in vivo pharmacology experiments, then analyze, summarize, and clearly present that data to inform project team decisions.
•Use imaging/electrophysiology/behavioral readouts to evaluate ocular structure and function in animal models. Specifically: optical coherence tomography (OCT), scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO), electroretinography (ERG), and optokinetic reflex.
•Extensive animal handling (restraint, and injections)
•Establish and validate in vivo models of ocular disease that will be used to develop new drugs.
•Apply creative solutions toward solving experimental challenges.
•Maintain an open and collaborative mindset, required to effectively operate in a highly matrixed team.
•Write code using software packages such as MATLAB for analysis of imaging and electrophysiology data.

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

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.
NIBR
OPHTHALMOLOGY
USA
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
Regular
No
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326755BR

In Vivo BS/MS Research Scientist, Ophthalmology

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