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The department for Autoimmunity, Transplantation and Inflammation (ATI) within NIBR is investigating the discovery of innovative and transformative therapies to improve the lives of patients suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
We have an immediate opening for a Research Scientist in our Immunodermatology group in ATI. In this position, you will actively contribute to ongoing drug discovery projects as well as exploratory and target identification activities in the areas of skin diseases and fibrosis. Ideally, you should have hands-on experience in histology as well as practical experience in cell culture and biochemical assays (e.g. ELISA, qPCR).
• Design, perform and evaluate experiments to characterize novel drug candidates for in various in vitro and ex vivo assays (e.g. cellular assays, ELISA, qPCR, western blotting, FACS)
• Establish, perform and evaluate immunohistochemical stainings of various tissues
• Work collaboratively as an integral part of cross-functional project teams, provide organized experiment record tracking and data analysis and be an active member of lab and project teams
• Independently search for information in scientific and technical literature, establish new technologies in the lab and present your data within the team
Diversity & Inclusion / EEO
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
What you will bring to the role
• BSc or MSc degree in Biology or a related scientific discipline or completed apprenticeship as laboratory technician
• Working proficiency in English.
• Experience and good knowledge of histology/immunohistochemistry/fluorescence microscopy
• Experience in cell culture and isolation of primary cells
• Good working knowledge of a range of biochemical/molecular biology techniques (e.g. ELISA, western blot, qPCR)
• Strong interest in working in a creative environment where you demonstrate proactiveness, a flexible attitude, collaborative spirit and scientific curiosity
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, 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!
* Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview if applicable.
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