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Master Student / Recent Graduate in Chemical Biology NIBR

Basel, Switzerland
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Mar 22, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
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6000! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

Are you interested in mitochondrial biology and its role in inflammation? We are seeking a talented and highly motived M.Sc. level scientist in our Biology for Drug Discovery group.

Your task will be to support assay optimization and execution for target identification in human immune cells. The project will employ a combination of molecular, cell biology and genetic perturbation (CRISPR) techniques paired with high-throughput read-outs to identify novel therapeutic targets for drug discovery. Interested individuals should be comfortable interacting with a dynamic team as well as contributing individually.

Start: June 2023
Duration: 6 months

Your responsibilities:

• Work in close collaboration with other team members
• Applying various cell culture techniques
• Running and optimizing high-throughput assays
• Applying standard molecular and cell biology techniques (e.g. transfection, FACS, ELISA, cell-line engineering, WB, immunocytochemistry)

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• MSc in a relevant discipline (Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Biotechnology or similar)
• Proficiency in English
• Experience/Professional requirement
o Good organization and planning skills
o Highly motivated and have a sense of urgency & flexibility
o Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
o Experience in compound, viral-mediated gene transfer or si/shRNA/CRISPR technology advantageous
o Experience with high-throughput assay development and/or optimization would be very advantageous

Why consider Novartis?
799 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!


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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