6500! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.
Applications are invited to join a laboratory that carries out cutting-edge oncology drug discovery pharmacology research. We seek an experienced, motivated and ambitious associate wishing to continue a successful scientific career in a fast-paced drug discovery environment. You will work collaboratively as an active member of lab and global project teams using a wide range of in vivo and in vitro techniques, closely interacting with your lab head and colleagues. You will join the Global Oncology Drug Discovery group contributing to develop novel cancer therapeutics and bring innovative targets into our world leading Oncology portfolio. The position is based at the Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research (www.nibr.com) in Basel, Switzerland.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Design, perform and evaluate experiments to characterize novel drug candidates for oncology projects in various in vitro and ex vivo assays (e.g. cell culture, transfections, proliferation assays, ELISA, PCR, Western blotting, FACS)
• Develop and characterize novel innovative in vivo oncology models using molecular imaging techniques
• Independently search for information in scientific and technical literature and present your data within the team
Diversity & Inclusion / EEO
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
What you’ll bring to the role:
• Vocational laboratory technician education (e.g. Apprentas) or master degree in pharmacology, medical physics, bioengineering, biotechnology or related field
• Highly experienced in performing animal studies (animal handling, drug application, sampling, animal welfare regulations, small laboratory animal surgery). You have a passion for working with rodents and a drive to perform in vivo oncology pharmacology studies including micro-surgeries, compound administration and preparation of samples for ex vivo analysis.
• Good knowledge of standard molecular and cell biology techniques: cell culture, quantitative real-time PCR, transfection, western blotting, cell engineering. Advantageous extra experience is hands-on experience performing small animal imaging modalities such as uCT, ultrasound and bioluminescence imaging.
• Strong interest in working in a creative environment where you demonstrate proactiveness, a flexible attitude and scientific curiosity
• Well organized with a track record of delivering high-quality results
• Excellent English communication skills and motivated to work independently within a global team
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!
* Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.
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