Principal Scientist I

Oct 13, 2021

Job Description

196 million! That is how many people are affected globally by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of vision loss for older adults. As many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of AMD. This number is expected to double to nearly 22 million by 2050.

Help us reach more patients by joining the Ophthalmology in vitro AMD group, an early stage drug discovery team focused on understanding and exploiting the molecular mechanisms of novel AMD targets for discovery, characterization and optimization of AMD therapeutics.
We are seeking a highly motivated, creative and collaborative molecular and cellular biologist to join our team in a hands-on role to discover the next generation of innovative AMD treatments.
Your responsibilities include, but not be limited to:
•Independently conceive and execute experiments and enable validation of novel therapeutic concepts to increasingly lead to "go" or "no go" decisions.
•Document, analyze, and interpret experiments, present results within a multidisciplinary project teams, and use data to generate new hypotheses.
•Bring in relevant technologies to support projects/efforts
•Contribute to group organization, productivity, and expertise through collaboration, training and idea exchange
•Maintain effective communication within a cross-functional team.

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

Minimum requirements :
What you’ll bring to the role:
•MS or PhD with 3-5+ years of research or industry experience, in Molecular or Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related field
•Demonstrable and proficient hands-on experience in cell culture with a wide range of basic molecular biology techniques (e.g. molecular cloning, nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, plasmid assembly, western blotting, ELISA, viral vector transfection, transduction, etc.) and proper analysis methods (e.g. FACS or imaging). Live cell imaging experience would be a plus.
•Experience with high-throughput screening and using automation systems is preferred.
•Knowledge in immunology, inflammation, retinal diseases, or CRISPR-based approaches would be a plus.
•Examples of excellence in team-play, strong communication skills, sense of urgency and prioritization, are a must.

What Novartis can offer you?

Yes, we offer exceptional benefits and competitive salaries. However, we can offer more. Here you will:
•Get access to latest technologies and work with talented scientists
•Take a leadership role in advancing treatment for AMD
•Join an organization that is committed to your development and advancement

799 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.
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 I

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