May 05, 2022

Job Description

60 million adults in the US experience mental illness in a given year. In about 13 million of these patients, the illness is severe and substantially interferes with one or more major aspects of their lives. The Neuroscience Department at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research is committed to developing transformative therapies to treat such disorders.

We are seeking a highly motivated lab-based scientist to join the In Vivo Electrophysiology lab. The individual will design and execute experiments in genetic and pharmacological rodent models using in vivo electrophysiology to support multiple programs in neuropsychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Design and execute in vivo electrophysiology-based experiments in freely moving rodents
• Perform extensive hands-on work including animal handling, dosing, and surgical procedures
• Work collaboratively in a highly matrix environment to deliver output in a timely manner
• Analyze and interpret data and present findings to multidisciplinary teams


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

• A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences or related discipline
• 0-2 years of laboratory-based experience in industry or academia
• Outstanding proficiency in animal handling and dosing therapeutic compounds via multiple routes
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
• Strong organizational skills and superb attention to detail
• Eagerness and ability to learn new techniques and expand skillset
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to maintain accurate and detailed documentation
Preferred qualifications:
• Familiarity with in vivo or ex vivo electrophysiology (e.g., EEG, multi-unit recordings) and/or knowledge of technical aspects required for acquiring in vivo signals from freely moving rodents
• Ability to use MATLAB to process and analyze EEG signals; programming experience in MATLAB is a plus
• Knowledge of stereotaxic surgeries and post-operative care

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 address the world’s toughest medical challenges.

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

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