Senior Scientist, In Vitro/Ex Vivo - Ophthalmology
Company: Novartis Group
Posted on: August 5, 2022
Senior Scientist, In Vitro/Ex Vivo - OphthalmologyJob
Description60 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
At Novartis, we are developing new therapies to treat glaucoma, the
silent thief of sight, and prevent glaucoma disease progression by
lowering eye pressure and by protecting retinal neurons.
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 your training to discover novel biology in the field of
neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation using in vitro, ex vivo,
and in vivo systems.
---Contribute to experimental design, and independently perform
experiments, troubleshoot issues, evaluate data, generate reports,
suggest next steps, and present data at internal forums.
---Stay current on literature and technological advances and to
collaborate with cross-functional teams on mechanisms of action
studies, target discovery, and drug development.
---Assist in general laboratory maintenance.
EEO StatementThe 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:
---MS or BS in Biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, or related field
with > 3 years of full time academic or industry laboratory
experience. The level of the position will be commensurate with
---Demonstrated proficiency in a broad range of techniques in
molecular/ protein/ cell biology (such as qPCR, RNA/DNA
preparation, CRISPR gene editing, Western blotting, cell
transfection/transduction, AAV/Lenti-viral vectors,
immunofluorescent staining, flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy
imaging, and ELISA).
---Hands-on experience in culturing primary cells or
---Highly motivated self-starter and problem-solver with a
demonstrated ability to adapt quickly, work independently, and
ability to thrive in a fast-paced collaborative research
---Demonstrated strong communication skills, collaboration skills
and attention to details.
---Training in ophthalmology, neuroscience, or immunology is a
---Familiarity with tissue microdissection, explant culture,
primary cell isolation from tissues, complex cell culture systems,
and phenotypic assays is a plus.
Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That's how many lives our products touch. At Novartis,
being there when and how it matters most for our patients and
customers allows us to live our purpose and help bring maximum
impact to health outcomes.
Furthering our commitment to transforming medicine for patients,
Novartis is embarking on an ambitious and exciting journey to
reinvent how we use technology, data and customer insights to
better serve our consumer's needs and put them on a path to better
health. This includes taking bold approaches that begin with a
customer-centric mindset and harness the power of today's digital
and data-driven healthcare revolution to continue to improve and
extend even more people's lives.
--- Do you want to help people understand their disease and how to
seek out the proper treatment for it?
--- Do you want to support patients in order to achieve the best
--- Do you want to deliver a leading customer experience at all
--- Do you want to be at the forefront of leveraging today's
technology advances to create tomorrow's healthcare
We believe the answers are found when curious, adventurous, and
collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring
environment. Where you're given opportunities to utilize the power
of digital and data to individualize and maximize interactions with
customers. Where you're empowered to not fear failure when taking
smart risks. And most importantly, where you're surrounded by
people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work
environment and diverse team's representative of the patients and
communities we serve.
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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:
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