“I’ve very much seen Novartis as the company bold enough to go where others haven’t... an early adopter of approaches with massive potential.”
Fiona Marshall, President, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
Our Approach to Early Research and Discovery
Chemical Biology at NIBR
We organize our early discovery efforts around a scientific discipline called chemical biology, which combines biology, chemistry and computer science
Our research institutes are located across the globe to gain access to the world's best scientific talent. This network maintains a highly collaborative culture that encourages teams and individuals to work across institutional and geographic boundaries.
Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD)
As a small-molecule drug discovery research institute, NITD combines the drug discovery expertise and cutting-edge technologies of Novartis to fight infectious tropical diseases.
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Founded in 1970, the Friedrich Miescher Institute is devoted to fundamental biomedical research and focuses on epigenetics, growth control and neurobiology.
Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF)
GNF is well known for developing novel technology to drive cutting-edge drug discovery research, identify new biological pathways, and discover mechanisms underlying human disease.
NIBR Science of Therapeutics Symposium: Coronavirus Antivirals
Watch videos from our ‘hard core’ science event focused on finding therapeutic solutions to this ongoing health crisis.
Students and Scholars
Find opportunities to gain hands-on experience in a variety of research programs at Novartis.
Recent Jobs in Research
Novartis looks for dedicated team members to join its research efforts around the world. We recruit the best and brightest at all levels of expertise.
Our Research Community
In addition to Novartis’ Corporate Responsiblity activities, NIBR accepts a broader responsibility to society by supporting the communities around us and around the world.
We give back to society through direct contributions to organizations that advance science education, diversity and healthy living. Nonprofit and other grant-seeking organizations with approved tax-exempt status in the US are welcome to apply.
Community Exploration & Learning Lab (CELL)
Our programs – such as CELL in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US – build students’ confidence through hands-on experimentation and minds-on problem-solving.