Coordinator Study Support
Basel, Switzerland
vor 7 Tg.


The Laboratory Animal Services group (LAS) aims to create the best conditions for successful in-vivo experimentation for all laboratories at the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR).

This goal is accomplished by providing high quality laboratory animals, appropriate animal housing conditions as well as competent veterinary care.

In addition, the Technical Services-LAS is closely collaborating with the scientific projects at NIBR trough Transgenic Services, Training Services and the Study Support group.

For the Study Support group, we are looking for a Coordinator at the Scientist / Scientific Technical Leader level (depending on leadership experience).

The candidate should be customer-oriented expert in experimental animal work with a strong scientific background to plan, design, coordinate and perform in vivo animal experiments with high technical and ethical standards.

Closely collaborating within the LAS organization and with NIBR scientists, you will provide best support with state-of-

the-art animal experimentation, leading a small team of laboratory technicians.

Your Responsibilities :

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to :

  • Perform and coordinate state-of-the-art animal experimentation with highest ethical and technical standards, setting up and validating animal models independently or through delegation to your team
  • Participate in scientific discussions, performing critical review of experimental protocols and identifying the best approach for in vivo studies according project needs
  • Continuously evaluate, implement and train newest techniques and scientific knowledge in order to ensure state-of-the-art in-vivo work
  • Identify business opportunities for further expanding the activities of the Technical Services
  • Closely interact with scientists within NIBR providing optimal support, building up a robust professional network and generating high quality data
  • Interest in data interpretation, statistics, presentation and propose next steps to customer
  • Be an excellent team player and show potential to lead teams, ensuring appropriate performance, training and professional development of your associates.
  • Identify and coach high and low performers (leadership experience advantageous)

  • Routinely responsible for ensuring team compliance with all institutional and regulatory protocols, policies and guidelines
  • Minimum requirements

    What you’ll bring to the role :

  • Master of Science (MS) in Life Sciences or equivalent
  • Fluency in English and / or German (oral / written). French language skills are advantageous
  • 9+ years of experience in a technical skills tract laboratory animal program required
  • Strong theoretical and practical expertise in animal experimentation with focus on small animals
  • Expertise in different disease and mechanistic models
  • Able to perform advanced, intermediate and basic technical skills (compound administration, blood / tissue collection, clinical observation, necropsy, aseptic technique, implants, suturing, staples, surgical models, etc.
  • on applicable in house species

  • High ethical approach, committed to high standards of animal welfare
  • Able to work weekends, holidays and during inclement weather
  • Why consider Novartis? :

    927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. 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 brought together in an inspiring environment.

    Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

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

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