Oct 28, 2022

Job Description

4 FDA approved drugs; 15+ clinical candidates; 400+ patents; 20 years of GNF history! For over 21 years, the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) has been doing cutting-edge innovative drug discovery for Novartis global research organization, the Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research (NIBR).

The Extrahepatic siRNA Targeting group is looking for a highly motivated and talented cell biologist.

The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team with the following responsibilities:
• Lead and participate in research efforts to discover and characterize novel receptors for extrahepatic siRNA delivery.
• Maintain good understanding of relevant assay technologies and protocols
• Initiate, lead and contribute to interdisciplinary research programs in a highly collaborative and matrixed manner across internal groups and with external partners.
• Concise/accurate review and interpretation of technical data
• Present scientific and technical work
• Contribute to maintaining a safe laboratory environment and quality work practices.
• Other related duties as assigned

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:

• PhD in cell biology, or related field with 3+ years of relevant experience.
• Extensive knowledge and hands on experience of mammalian receptor biology
• Experience with diverse cell biology methods including immunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, cell fractionation, etc.
• Ability to function in cross-functional teams ,overcome challenges, develop and implement effective strategies and quickly adapt to new responsibilities
• Strong organizational and time management skills with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Strong publication and external presentation record is preferred.

Why consider Novartis?

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.
Regenerative Medicine - NIBR
San Diego, CA
Research & Development
Full Time
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