May 10, 2022

Job Description

450 million! That is the number of people who are currently affected by neurological disorders worldwide.

Our Neuroscience department is developing new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders, and we would like you to join our team! In this role, you will establish and optimize translational biochemical and molecular pharmacodynamic readouts for preclinical studies to support our drug discovery programs. A major focus for you will be the establishment and utilization of preclinical in vivo surgical models.

Your responsibilities include:
• Developing and implementing stereotaxic surgical mouse and rat models
• Designing, coordinating, and executing target engagement and efficacy studies to evaluate novel therapies
• In vivo model work including dosing and tissue collection
• Quantitative analysis of protein and RNA from tissue, plasma, and CSF samples
• Data analysis utilizing multiple platforms and sharing results with key stakeholders
• Literature exploration, thinking creatively, and implementing innovative technologies


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 will bring to the role:
• B.S. or M.S. degree or equivalent in biology, pharmacology, neuroscience, or a similar discipline
• 5+ years of pharmaceutical industry or biotechnology research experience
• Enthusiasm for drug discovery and dedication to working in a team-oriented environment to contribute to shared project and organizational goals
• Strong background in in vivo pharmacology, in vivo surgical models, and neuroscience
• Exemplary organizational and record-keeping skills
• Excellent communication with ability to present data to project teams
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced drug discovery environment with positivity and persistence regardless of challenges

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. 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.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Surgical Senior Scientist - Neuroscience

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