Lab Head, Inflammasome Biology (80 - 100%)
Basel Switzerland
vor 5 Tg.

Job Description

1 out of 10 people are diagnosed with an autoimmune or autoinflammatory disease, and chronic inflammation drives many other diseases including atherosclerosis, cancer and neurodegeneration.

This is why the Autoimmunity, Transplantation & Inflammation (ATI) Disease Area group at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) is investing in the discovery of innovative and transformative therapies to improve the life of affected patients.

As part of this effort, ATI is seeking an innovative and highly motivated senior scientist to initiate and guide research projects focusing on inflammasome pathways and novel anti-inflammatory therapies.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Be responsible for leading a state-of-the-art laboratory of BSc / MSc level scientists to identify and profile new drug candidates and contribute to link inflammasome pathways to relevant diseases
  • Contribute to and / or lead early drug discovery projects within multidisciplinary teams up to clinical proof-of-concept studies in patients
  • Define and execute on innovative scientific strategies, test novel hypotheses and develop transformative therapies
  • Closely collaborate with scientists, clinicians, and technology experts across different departments in the global organization.
  • Your scientific work will continue to result in impactful publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Minimum requirements

    What you’ll bring to the role :

  • A PhD degree with several years of postdoctoral experience in biochemistry / immunology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, German desirable
  • Significant scientific accomplishments and successful collaborations documented by publications in high-impact journals
  • Strong technical and theoretical background / expertise in innate immunity and / or translational research
  • Proven track record of leadership, strategic thinking, creativity, and risk taking
  • Excellent communication, presentation and analytical skills

    750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this : how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

    We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

    We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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