May 12, 2022

Job Description

300! That’s approximately the number of portfolio projects that the Preclinical Safety (PCS) department is involved in per year! By conducting more relevant and predictable drug discovery that can yield new and better medicines for patients, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research is redefining drug discovery in the post-genomic era. The Mechanistic and Predictive Safety group within PCS is committed to develop in vitro models that more accurately predict drug-induced organ toxicity and its translatability from pre-clinical species (rat, dog, monkey) to human. We are seeking a highly motivated MSc student for an internship to support these efforts.

Your key responsibilities

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support the group efforts in developing and characterizing complex cellular models with cells of preclinical species and human origin
• Perform in vitro assays aimed at assessing organ physiology and response to toxic drugs
• Collaborating with groups across NIBR with complex cellular model expertise
• Presenting results at internal meetings

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role
• Enrollment in a M.Sc. program (Biology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering; students who have just completed their M.Sc studies could be considered as well)
• Experience with cell culture techniques is required
• Fluency in English
• Collaborative attitude
• Curiosity and willingness to learn

Desirable requirements:
• Experience with cellular imaging and image analysis

Why consider Novartis?

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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!
Translational Medicine
Interns/Students on Novartis Payroll
Full Time
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Internship Mechanistic and Predictive Safety in Complex Cell Culture

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