Jun 08, 2022

Job Description

6000! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients. A platform group at NIBR, we are developing cutting edge analytical techniques to enable new therapeutic platforms to deliver transformative medicines.

The Microscopy and Biophotonics team is seeking a Research Scientist interested in developing new microscopy assays that address challenging biological and drug discovery questions ranging from in vitro super-resolution and live cell imaging all the way through in vivo functional intravital microscopy. In this role, you will have a solid background in assay development, microscopy techniques, and the ability to work in a fast moving, collaborative team atmosphere. If you are excited by an opportunity to translate advanced imaging techniques into tractable approaches for drug discovery projects within the unique and diverse Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research environment, join our team!

What you’ll be doing:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Design and implement live cell, ex vivo and in vivo imaging assays
• Innovate new approaches for complex cellular imaging assays with input from team; independently troubleshoot technical issues
• Learn and implement multiple microscopy techniques including localization, structured illumination, lightsheet, airyscan, confocal, and multiphoton microscopy
• Work together with data scientists to produce quantitative, decision-making data for project teams
• Present results in small group settings as well as larger project team meetings

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:
• BS with 3+ years or MS degree with 1+ year in Biomedical Engineering, Molecular and Cell Biology, or similar biomedical fields with emphasis in microscopy
• Experience in cellular assay development
• Experience in molecular biology techniques such as reporter constructs
• Experience in immunostaining and/or ex vivo cell-characterization
• Ability to adapt in a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment. A collaborative and innovative mind-set is essential

• Experience with in vivo imaging or in vitro super-resolution imaging
• Hands-on experience with various cell lines and tissue culture procedures
• Experience with large data sets, specifically imaging file formats

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

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].

Why 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!
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist, Imaging

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