Neuroscience iPS/ES Cells Research Scientist (BS or MS)



August 8, 2014

About Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
At Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (“NIBR”), the global research organization of Novartis, we are committed to discovering innovative medicines to cure disease and improve human health. By hiring the best academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical trained scientists, we have fostered an atmosphere for drug discovery where innovation is rewarded. It is ultimately the talent of the individual that determines our success, while our state-of-the-art technologies and resources enable these ideas to be realized.

NIBR has sites in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Emeryville, CA; Basel, Switzerland; Horsham, UK; and Shanghai, China. Our Cambridge, MA, location is the global research headquarters and has focuses in areas including Pathway Biology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Metabolism, Muscle, Epigenetics, Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.  It has a variety of positions in Biology, Chemistry, Biologics, Protein Sciences, and other technologies and additionally in functions such as Patents, Computational Resources, Alliance Management, Operations and other areas that support our scientific resources.

Job Description / Key Responsibilities
You will play a leading role in a highly collaborative team that develops and implements processes and automated systems to make and differentiate ES and iPS cellular models. The team is a specialized hub within the Neuroscience department capable of reprogramming cells, carrying out complex molecular biology and genome engineering, and identifying robust differentiation protocols to make various types of neurons and glia. You may use automated solutions for maintaining cells over long differentiation periods and for directed engineering of ES and iPS cells. Excellent communication and teamwork will be critical.

Minimum Requirements
The candidate will have a B.S. or M.S. degree or equivalent in biochemistry, cell biology, or a similar discipline with at least six years of industrial or academic research experience. The candidate will ideally be experienced in iPS / ES cell culture, genome editing technologies such as CRISPR and TALEN, molecular biology techniques, genotyping, flow cytometry, high-content imaging, automated cell culture, and cell-based assay development. The candidate must be highly collaborative, self-motivated, team-oriented, and have excellent communication and computer skills.

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 any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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  • Company Novartis
  • Contact Name Human Resources
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  • Position Location Cambridge, MA
  • Job Reference Code 149108BR
  • Minimum Required Education Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum Preferred Education Master's Degree
  • Minimum Years Experience 5
  • Size of Company in MA 2000
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