May 11, 2022

Job Description

$9.0 billion R&D spend to develop breakthrough medicines!

The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. Our core objective is to extend and improve people's lives. We collaborate across scientific and organizational boundaries, with a focus on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

What you will be doing in this role:

•Conduct innovative research in AMD pathogenic mechanism leading to target identification and drug discovery project
•Apply cell-based assays to support the discovery, validation and characterization of novel AMD therapies and handling/processing of ex-vivo tissues for pharmacodynamics/biomarker assessments
•Independently design and perform experiments, troubleshoots issues, , evaluate, interpret, and present data at internal and external forums
•Stay current on the literature, and on new methodological and technological advances
•Collaborate with cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams on target discovery and drug development projects. Potentially represent and/or lead drug discovery projects

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:

•PhD in Biology or related field with 4+ years of full time academic or industry laboratory experience, or MS with 6+ years. The level of the position will be commensurate with experience.
•Training in ophthalmology, ocular science, neuroscience, immunology, cell biology or related fields.
•Demonstrated expertise in a broad range of molecular/ protein/ cellular assays and analysis (such as ELISA, Western blotting, qPCR, and fluorescent microscopy imaging)
•Hands-on experience in culturing primary cells or ESC/iPSC-derived cells, and metabolic assays expertise would be a plus
•Familiarity with molecular biology, CRISPR technology, AAV/lentivirus
•Highly motivated and problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to adapt quickly and work independently. Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced matrix research environment
•Demonstrated strong communication skills, excellent record keeping, independence and attention to details

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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Senior Scientist II - Ophthalmology

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