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Research Scientist - Discovery & Translational Pharmacology (80-100%*)


Location: Basel, Switzerland Full time, onsite, #LI-onsite Disease Area X, a department within the Biomedical Research (BR) group of Novartis, focuses on diseases of critical human organs, including kidney, lung, and liver. We are seeking a scientist to join our interdisciplinary pharmacology team (Discovery and Translational Pharmacology) in support of our efforts to progress novel medicines toward the clinic, with an emphasis on renal diseases. In this role, you will be involved in executing and troubleshooting in vivo and ex vivo studies to identify new therapeutic targets, and to test and validate novel medicines.

About the Role

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct in vivo and ex vivo experiments on rodents, tissues, or cells to support drug discovery progression and identify and validate new targets.
  • Develop and execute new in vivo models and readouts, perform in vivo efficacy and PK/PD studies.
  • Develop and execute key assays utilizing molecular, biochemical, and/or immunohistochemistry techniques.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to design studies that assess pharmacodynamics and efficacy of therapeutic candidates in preclinical models.
  • Work collaboratively in a highly team-oriented and matrix environment.
  • Clearly present results and data to teams within Disease Area X.
  • Work in compliance with the Novartis Code of Conduct and in accordance with Novartis guidelines on health and safety and data recording.

What you will bring to the role (minimum requirements)

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in a scientific discipline with minimum 2 years related laboratory experience in an academic or industrial drug discovery setting in an in vivo role. Please note that we not require a PhD level candidate for this position.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with in vivo rodent research, as well as certifications for carrying out animal experiments (LTK Module 1 or 2 or a different FELASA Cat. B, C accredited course).
  • Hands-on experience with in vivo procedures in rodents, including multiple routes of dose administration, blood collection, dissection techniques, and tissue collection.
  • Experience and/or motivation to learn molecular, biochemical, and/or immunohistochemical assays (such as Western blotting, ELISA, RT-PCR, histology, IHC) and/or tissue culture/cell biology.
  • Demonstrate ability to quickly learn and perform in new areas, implement new techniques and instrumentation, critical problem-solving and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and present data, and work independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, German desirable.

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Experience with rodent models of chronic kidney disease.
  • Experience in complex cellular models and/or ex vivo systems or explants.

Why Novartis:
Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us!

Learn more here: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people and culture

You'll receive: You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook. https://www.novartis.com/careers/benefits rewards

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

*Restrictions on working flexibility may apply to this position and can be discussed at interview as required

Accessibility and accommodation
Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to receive more detailed information about the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to inclusion.switzerland@novartis.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

Why Novartis: Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Ready to create a brighter future together? https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

Join our Novartis Network: Not the right Novartis role for you? Sign up to our talent community to stay connected and learn about suitable career opportunities as soon as they come up: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

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Research Scientist - Discovery & Translational Pharmacology (80-100%*)


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