Principal Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology

Oct 10, 2021

Job Description

50 million people worldwide are directly affected by Neurodegenerative diseases. These diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Spinal muscular atrophy 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 Principal 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 projects and enhancing our portfolio.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Design, coordinate, and lead in vivo studies with project teams to enable preclinical characterization and evaluation of novel therapeutic molecules
• Provide scientific expertise in in vivo pharmacology to guide related project decisions and in vivo study plans
• Train and mentor research associates to maximize team performance
• Critically analyze data and effectively present results to the multidisciplinary project team and Neuroscience Department as required
• Document records of data and protocols in an accurate and timely fashion using Novartis data handling systems

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:
• Requires a PhD degree in neuroscience, pharmacology or related fields with minimum 3 years of research experience in a pharma industry setting
• Strong expertise in designing and executing in vivo pharmacology experiments across neuroscience indications with proficiency in PK/PD assays
• Thorough knowledge of relevant, current in vivo methods and assays used in neuroscience drug discovery research
• Candidate must be highly motivated with a collaborative mindset and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Additional qualifications:
• Extensive prior experience in characterizing in vivo properties of small molecule compounds is preferred
• Prior hands-on experience in in-life portion of rodent studies (drug administration, tissue dissection, etc.) is preferred
• Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking and troubleshooting capabilities

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020 and, whilst we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life is the risk of never trying! 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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Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Principal Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology

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