The Novartis Discovery Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research at NIBR comprises a broad range of areas from which discovery fellows and their mentors create research projects. Ideally, these projects take advantage of the rich and unique drug discovery environment, including access to sophisticated research tools. Projects are often interdisciplinary in nature, combining biology and chemistry and/or computational approaches, or bridging different disease areas. Discovery fellowship positions are posted on a regular basis throughout the year. PhD degree holders, and PhD students in the last year of their thesis work, are eligible to apply. The postdoctoral term is typically up to 4 years.

For more information about the discovery fellowship research areas and mentors:

Apply by completing the application form and upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and cover letter as PDF files. Include at the end of your CV the contact information (name, institution, phone number, and e-mail address) of 3 references who may be contacted by our mentor(s). For each position, we accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please allow 3 - 4 months for the application review and interviews.

Selected candidates will be contacted by the mentor(s) to schedule an initial interview. The second stage includes a full day, on-site interview, during which the candidate gives a research seminar and meets their prospective mentor(s) and other members of the department, including postdoctoral fellows.

Should you have questions about the postdoc program, please contact us at [email protected].

Apply to available positions.

Positions Available

Cancer Biology


Cancer Biology, Immunology


Chemistry


Computational Sciences


Computational Sciences, Chemistry


Computational Sciences, Pathways Biology


Immunology


Immunology, Pathways Biology


Musculoskeletal

Brian Clarke, PhD, Musculoskeletal, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Valerie Salazar, PhD, Musculoskeletal, Basel, Switzerland


Neurobiology


Pathways Biology

Beat Nyfeler, PhD/Alexei Karpov, PhD, Chemical Biology & Therapeutics, Basel, Switzerland

Razvan Nutiu, PhD/Nicole Renaud, PhD, Chemical Biology & Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Regenerative Medicine


Structural Biology