May 10, 2022

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.

The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. We collaborate across scientific and organizational boundaries, with a focus on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. Join the NIBR Postdoctoral program as a Discovery Fellow.

The NIBR Ophthalmology group is seeking a highly motivated, creative and collaborative molecular and cellular biologist to join our team in a hands-on role to better understand and exploit the molecular mechanisms of AMD targets for discovery, characterization and optimization of AMD therapeutics.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant scientific community and collaborate with other postdoctoral fellows mentored by a range of scientists across subject areas and platforms, including chemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, functional genomics, neurophysiology and translational medicine. Discovery Postdoctoral Fellows at NIBR have a unique opportunity to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research and are expected to publish their results in leading journals. The Postdoctoral Fellow term is up to 4 years.

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:

- PhD in Molecular or Cell Biology, Biochemistry or a related field (PhD students in the last year of their thesis work, are eligible to apply)

- Knowledge in immunology, inflammation, retinal diseases, or RNA biology would be a plus.

- Strong publication record

- Excellent analytical, communication, presentation and organizational skills

- Candidates must be able to work independently as well as with interdisciplinary teams

For more information about our postdoctoral program, please visit https://www.novartis.com/careers/postdoc-program (https://www.novartis.com/careers/postdoc-program)

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while 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 here at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations:

The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow, Ophthalmology, NIBR Cambridge

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