May 03, 2022

Job Description

256 million people worldwide are affected by glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), two of the leading causes of vision loss in older adults. As the global population ages, eye diseases are projected to significantly increase over the coming decades.

At the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), we are focused on discovering therapies for glaucoma, AMD, and other blinding eye diseases.

We are seeking a creative and collaborative research scientist to join our Ophthalmology department to help discover new therapies for ocular diseases. A successful candidate in this position will have a hands-on role focusing on ocular disease model development and characterization with the opportunity to reveal new biology leading toward innovative therapeutic candidates. The knowledge generated will directly contribute to driving discovery of new therapies for patients with blinding diseases.

Your responsibilities:

•Plan and perform in vivo pharmacology experiments, then analyze, summarize, and clearly present that data to inform project team decisions.
•Extensive animal handling (basic manipulation, restraint and injections)
•Experience with techniques such as Western blot, qPCR, immunofluorescence, etc.
•Establish and validate in vivo models of ocular disease that will be used to develop new drugs
•Apply creative solutions toward solving experimental challenges.
•Maintain an open and collaborative mindset, required to effectively operate in a highly matrixed team.
•Authoring, delivering and presenting study reports to project teams to drive key decisions.

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:

•Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Biology, Biomedical Engineering or similar field. Level will be commensurate with relevant experience.
•2+ years of hands-on experience with rodent studies, including animal restraint, and dosing via various routes. Experience with ocular disease models is preferred, but not required.
•Experience with designing, executing, and analyzing in vivo experiments
•Ability to analyze data with high quality standards and clearly communicate the results to teams
•Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, creative, and collaborative environment
•Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and desire to learn new techniques

Why consider Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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!

What Novartis can offer you?

Yes, we offer exceptional benefits and competitive salaries. However, we can offer more. Here you will:

• Get access to latest technologies and work with talented scientists
• Virtually learn and earn certificates from 190 universities around the world, all supported by Novartis through our partner Coursera.
• Get access to the Novartis Learning Institute which offers personal effectiveness, digital capability and language programs, as well as talent acceleration and leadership programs.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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In Vivo Research Scientist, Ophthalmology

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