Principal Scientist, Respiratory Sciences
Company: Novartis Group
Posted on: April 4, 2021
Principal Scientist, Respiratory Sciences Job Description 500+
million people worldwide suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD) and asthma.
We are seeking an innovative scientist to join the Respiratory
Sciences group in the exploratory Disease Area X (DAx) department.
You'll use your deep respiratory diseases knowledge to devise novel
approaches to address the underlining pathobiologies in IPF and
COPD, and ultimately develop transformative therapies for these
DAx is a highly dynamic and collaborative drug discovery department
that interfaces biology, genetic engineering, gene and cell
therapy, genome analysis, and different modalities, with
pre-clinical development and translational medicine.
Your Responsibilities Will Include:
- Playing a key role in the identification and development of novel
therapies for IPF and COPD patients by contributing intellectually
and experimentally at all stages of a project, from inception to
early clinical development.
- Proposing and exploring new research ideas and/or new
technologies. Conducting early research to identify and validate
targets or pathways of relevance in IPF and or COPD.
- Proposing and developing complex assays that recapitulate the
disease pathophysiology to drive decision-making activities and
bring forward development candidates for ground-breaking therapies
in respiratory disease
- Self-motivation, the ability to work independently, and a passion
for working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative research
EEO Statement 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. What You'll Bring to the Role:
- Ph.D. (or equivalent) in cell biology, biological chemistry, or
related discipline with 3+ years of experience in industry or
- A proven track record in respiratory diseases (IPF, COPD)
research with high-impact peer-reviewed publications in the
- Strong proficiencies in cell biology and complex phenotypic assay
development, with hands on experience with a wide range of in-vitro
cellular assays such as high-content imaging, cell culture,
RT-QPCR, western blotting, ELISAs, and reporter assays
- Critical problem solver that cultivates generating hypotheses
around mechanisms of disease
- Strong organizational, communication, and teamwork skills
- Experience in respiratory disease research (COPD, IPF) in a
pharmaceutical or biotechnology research setting.
Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2019.
And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and
technological transformation, we must ask ourselves this: how can
we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and
collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring
environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power
of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by
taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share
your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided
reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or
interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to
receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact
us to request accommodation.
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