Jul 07, 2022

Job Description

#1! That’s the ranking that Fast Company gave Novartis in their 2018 list of ‘The World’s Most Innovative Companies’. The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. We collaborate across scientific and organization boundaries, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

Millions of people die from chronic diseases each year. Translational scientists at NIBR seek to better understand chronic diseases and ultimately discover and develop transformative new medicines. We are seeking a motivated scientist to join the Disease Area X translational group, who will be part of a team working to understand the genetic and molecular underpinnings of chronic lung disease by developing translatable in-vitro and ex-vivo assays for target discovery and validation. They will be working in a multidisciplinary matrix environment to help develop testable translational approaches focused on understanding the molecular heterogeneity of disease and discovering/validating novel hypotheses in a diverse therapeutics portfolio.

The role requires strong skills in cell/molecular biology and immunology, with experience developing in vitro/ex- vivo models for target validation. They will have a proven track record of independent work and creativity, and a history of success working in teams.

If you have a collaborative nature, passion for understanding human data to inform future assays, a commitment to teamwork, and exceptional organizational skills, we invite you to apply.

Your responsibilities include:

- Collaborating with research and bioinformatics teams to utilize internal and external biological data sets to generate and test novel biological hypotheses within the respiratory therapeutic area, as well as kidney and liver diseases

- Exploring biomarker/disease signature identification/validation and working with the discovery, translational and biomarker development teams throughout the pre-clinical drug discovery process

- Designing, executing, and interpreting pre-clinical in vitro/ex-vivo translational assays supporting development of various research programs

- Performing data analysis and upholding excellent laboratory, data recording, and documentation practices

- You may participate in alliances with external partners at leading healthcare institutions, with the opportunity to publish your work

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 Will Bring to the Role:

- PhD in Cell Biology, Immunology or related subject area, and at least 3 years of postdoctoral or equivalent Industrial experience, OR a BS/MS in cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, or other life science field with a minimum of 12+ years related laboratory experience in an academic or industrial drug discovery setting

- Experience in independently developing and executing scientific hypotheses based on human disease pathogenesis and drug MOA in various therapeutic areas

- Experience in a broad range of cell-based assays, using human primary cells and human tissues in a variety of technology platform (including microscopy, transfection, flow cytometry, qPCR, Western blotting).

- Flexibility and commitment to learning, with a passion to drive science

- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, working to help create solutions and troubleshoot problems as they emerge

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals

Desirable Skills Include:

- Lung, liver and/or kidney disease biology knowledge

- Experience in CRISPR-CAS9, SiRNA, or gene editing technologies

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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

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

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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