The Neuroscience (NS) Department at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Basel, Switzerland, is seeking a Scientist with Molecular and Cell Biology skills to join a lab focusing on neuroscience.
The specific focus of the team is to modulate neuroinflammation to ameliorate or halt pathology in neurodegenerative diseases.
As part of a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative team, you will independently plan, execute and analyse experiments and interpret data aiming at the discovery of new therapeutic targets and drug leads.
The group is using complex primary cell culture models, but also establishing cellular high and medium throughput assays to assess therapeutic efficacy of antisense oligonucleotides, antibodies or low molecular weight compounds under relevant physiological conditions.
On top of a solid neurobiological background, good knowledge of and experience with immunological methods would be an asset.
You will present data in meetings within the department and contribute to writing of research documents and publications.
Furthermore, you will interact with multiple groups within our department as well as with other groups and external colleagues and have the opportunity to represent the lab in project team meetings.
g. recombinant DNA technologies, cytokine assays, second messenger assays, ELISA, signaling assays, western blot) and high content cellular imaging technologies