Jul 18, 2022

Job Description

766 million! That's how many patients' lives were touched by our products in 2021. At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. How can we continue to advance our science to help even more patients in need? We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions, and take smarter risks.

At the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Basel, Switzerland, we are at the core of Novartis’ purpose, designing and making new molecules for treating patients. Our Translational Profiling group within the Chemical Biology and Therapeutics department is currently looking for a Research Scientist to join its Basel based imaging labs. The candidate will mainly execute in vivo, small animal optical imaging studies and related in vivo pharmacology procedures. This position also requires experience in in-vitro assay development. The chpsen candidate will join our amazing team in our multi-modal imaging laboratory and aid in the development of novel therapeutics. This position will provide an opportunity for rapid technical growth and exposure to cutting-edge pharmaceutical industry research projects. The successful candidate will join a close, dynamic, expanding, diverse and highly performing team. Join us and help reimagine medicine!

Major responsibilities and tasks:
• Hands-on research animal (mouse and rat models) handling
• Research using optical imaging systems
• Performance of in vivo pharmacology procedures including injections of imaging and therapeutic agents, blood sample collection, animal necropsy, and tissue dissection for ex-vivo analysis
• Execution of laboratory protocols and critical analysis of experimental data
• Detailed documentation of experimental procedures and processes
• Clear and concise written and verbal communication of data
• Work independently and collaboratively to achieve program and company goals

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

• BS in biology, pharmacology, or related scientific discipline
• 1-3 years direct, hands on experience in an in vivo imaging lab
• Detail-oriented with strong ability to critically review protocols for imaging best practices and to execute in vivo pharmacology procedures
• Experience with in vitro assay development
• Strong organizational and communication skills
• Ability to adapt in a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment. A collaborative and innovative mind-set is essential
• Cellular assay development and confocal microscopy experience

*Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.

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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!
Research & Development
Full Time
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Research Scientist II (80-100%*)

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