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Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow, NPR1 Biology

United States
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Sep 28, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biology
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One Purpose...... to reimagine medicine. Join the Biomedical Research division of Novartis as a Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow, and contribute to unraveling one of the most important biological pathways contributing to hypertension, heart failure, renal dysfunction and metabolic disease; the natriuretic peptide pathway.

Biomedical Research is the innovation engine of Novartis. We collaborate across scientific and organizational boundaries, with a focus on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

Our Heart Failure discovery team within the department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic diseases, in Cambridge, MA is seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented Postdoctoral Fellow to join our program, focusing on the natriuretic peptide pathway. This signaling pathway is a fundamental contributor to heart failure pathobiology, as well as being implicated in chronic kidney disease,
pulmonary arterial hypertension, and metabolic disease. The Post-doctoral Fellow would focus on understanding of the natriuretic peptide pathway in human disease. Multiple genetically engineered mouse models, surgical models and pharmacological tools are already available within the department. In addition, the Fellow will have access to experts across subject areas and platforms within NIBR and be encouraged to forge collaborations with these scientists. This is an outstanding opportunity to drive innovative, interdisciplinary research expected to be published in leading journals.

Biomedical Research Fellows join our vibrant postdoctoral community for dedicated events, including the monthly postdoctoral seminars and our annual Research Day Symposium. All Fellows participate in our robust curriculum designed to develop scientific and professional skills.

The postdoctoral term is for up to 4 years.

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

Minimum requirements

What You'll Bring to the Role:

* PhD in a relevant field such as Physiology, Vascular Biology, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field (PhD students in the last year of their thesis work, are eligible to apply)
* An understanding of receptor-dependent signaling and second messenger systems.
* Experience with primary cell cultures a plus or animal models of disease a benefit.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently, and collaboratively with interdisciplinary research teams.
* Strong publication record or other scientific achievements (i.e. awards, patents)
* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
* Passion for fundamental exploratory research and boundless curiosity

How to apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration.

For more information about our postdoctoral program, please visit:

Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

You’ll receive: You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook:

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: The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] 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.

Novartis Compensation and Benefit Summary: The pay rate for this position at commencement of employment is $75,000/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.

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