Senior Scientist, In vitro/ Ex vivo - Ophthalmology
Posted on: May 13, 2022
60 million! That is how many people are affected globally by
glaucoma. This can lead to progressive damage to retinal ganglion
cells and the optic nerve and may lead to blindness.
At Novartis, we are developing new therapies to help control
glaucoma disease progression by lowering eye pressure and by
protecting retinal neurons to treat this silent thief of sight.
We are looking for an experienced scientist to join our
Ophthalmology Department to support the discovery and development
of innovative glaucoma treatments.
What you'll be doing:
Applying cell-based assays to support the discovery, validation and
characterization of novel glaucoma therapies and
handling/processing of ex-vivo tissues for
pharmacodynamics/biomarker assessments. Independently perform
experiments, troubleshoots issues, evaluate data, generate reports,
and present data at internal forums.
Contribute to the design and optimization of experiments and stay
current on literature and technological advances. Collaborate with
cross-functional teams on target discovery and drug development
Assist in general laboratory maintenance.
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or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other
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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 requirementsWhat you'll bring to the
- MS or BS in Biology or related field with 3-5+ years of full
time academic or industry laboratory experience
- Demonstrated proficiency in a broad range of molecular/
protein/ cellular assays and analysis (such as ELISA, Western
blotting, qPCR and fluorescent microscopy imaging)
- Hands-on experience in culturing primary cells or
- Familiarity with molecular biology, gene editing, cell
engineering or AAV/Lenti-viral vector
- Highly motivated self-starter and problem-solver with a
demonstrated ability to adapt quickly and work independently
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced matrix research
- Demonstrated strong communication skills, independence and
attention to details
- Training in ophthalmology, neuroscience, immunology, cell
biology or related fields preferred
- Familiarity with tissue microdissection, complex phenotypic
assays, explant culture, and complex cell culture systems is a
Why consider Novartis?
Transformative medicines need transformative thinking. We believe
the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative
people like you are brought together in an inspiring
Where you're 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.
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
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UnitOPHTHALMOLOGYCountryUSAWork LocationCambridge, MACompany/Legal
EntityNIBRIFunctional AreaResearch & DevelopmentJob TypeFull
TimeEmployment TypeRegularShift WorkNoEarly TalentNo
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