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BS / MS Sr Scientist Regen Med cell culture Novartis NIBR

San Diego, California, United States
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Feb 18, 2023

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Health Sciences, Drug Development
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Job Description

Be part of the next breakthrough! The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is seeking a highly self-motivated and results-driven individual to join NIBR La Jolla’s Regenerative Medicine research group. As part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team, you will support projects for regenerative strategies in neuroscience. This exciting role will interface with experts throughout the company in regenerative biology and neuroscience.

Your responsibilities:
- Independently design and execute novel in vitro cell-based experiments that implement project strategy
- Test independently-generated hypotheses for novel discovery biology
- Document, analyze and interpret experiments, identifying next steps based on analysis of own data and data from other lab contributors.
- Present results within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
- Skilled collaboration across project team labs, building new network connections within existing project teams to achieve project goals.
- Train members of lab and broader project team in familiar techniques as needed.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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.

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:
• Terminal MS or BS degree in Biology, Neuroscience, Neurobiology, or related field with >2 years of full time academic or industry laboratory experience. The level of the position will commensurate with experience.
• Basic knowledge of CNS anatomy and physiology highly desirable
• Human and rodent tissue dissection and primary cell isolation
• Hands-on experience in culturing primary cells and ESC/iPSC-derived cells
• Cell and tissue imaging expertise using high throughput or high content methods desirable, and/or basic confocal and multiphoton microscopy skills.
• Knowledge of assays including; histology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, flow cytometry, protein detection assays, qRT-PCR
• Demonstrated strong communication skills, collaboration skills and attention to detail
• Familiarity with statistical analyses and how to apply these to biological data
• Basic rodent handling and surgery techniques desirable

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between: Sr. Scientist I: $92,800 - $139,200/year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.


At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine.

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.

Novartis has one of the industry’s most competitive pipelines. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

We have entered an exciting era in health and biomedical innovation. Powered by our incredible colleagues, supported by our flexible-hybrid working model, new AI powered learning, personal growth and career platform and a refreshed commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, we are well-poised to help lead this transformative moment for our industry and for ourselves. Join Us!

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