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Senior Scientist - Neurodegeneration

Employer
Novartis
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 26, 2022

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Sector
Science, Pharmaceutical
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
Jobseeker Type
Professional
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Job Description

150 million people. That’s how many people worldwide are living with neurodegenerative diseases. Here, at the Neuroscience department at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, we are looking for an experienced scientist to join a multidisciplinary team striven to improve the life and health of these patients.

What you’ll be doing:
• Conceive, conduct, and analyze experiments to develop biochemical, cellular and functional assays to support drug discovery programs in Neuroscience.
• Handle rodents, including stereotactic surgeries
• Design and execute ex vivo assays including microscopy.
• Will also use In vitro and ex vivo CNS models, along with other molecular and cell biology techniques

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:
• Requires a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, cell biology, biotechnology or related field with minimum 5 years of research experience, preferably in a pharma industry setting.
• Demonstrated expertise with cellular and molecular biology, biochemical techniques, assay development and mammalian cell culture
• Proficiency in rodent surgeries, handling rodent tissue samples and conducting microscopy assays.
• Candidate must be highly motivated with a collaborative mindset and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in neuroscience, cell biology, biotechnology or related field with 3 years of industry or academic experience.
• Broad understanding in disease mechanisms and prior experience in neurodegeneration research is preferred.
• Prior experience with AAVs is a plus.
• Strong organizational skills and multi-tasking and troubleshooting capabilities.

Why consider Novartis?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you are given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you are empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges surround you.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine!

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 any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or 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.

Vaccine Policy: 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] .
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