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Research Scientist, Lead Discovery– NITD (multiple openings) (345977BR)

Science and Research




Emeryville, California, United States

More than 8 million lives are lost every year to infectious and tropical diseases. Within the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) situated in the San Francisco Bay Area is dedicated to finding new therapies to treat and prevent a range of noncommunicable and infectious conditions, with an emphasis on tropical diseases and viral pathogens. With full access to NIBR know-how, NITD has a highly collaborative culture and maintains close links with academic centers of excellence and a broad range of governmental, non-governmental and philanthropic organizations around the globe (e.g., Wellcome Trust, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medicines for Malaria Venture, and Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative). NITD is renowned for applying cutting-edge technologies to the discovery of high-quality clinical candidates for the treatment of neglected diseases.<br><br>About the position:<br>The NITD group is looking for a highly motivated and talented biologist to support a drug discovery program focusing on emerging viruses with pandemic potential and parasitic diseases. The successful candidate will work in a team lead by a Ph.D. level scientist and will be accountable for the design, execution and interpretation of biochemical and cellular assays to support the discovery and characterization of novel drug candidates.<br><br>Your responsibilities:<br>• Develop and run new biochemical and cellular assays to support drug discovery efforts <br>• Troubleshoot assays with minimal input from supervisor<br>• Conduct mechanism of action studies<br>• Liaise with various functions such as Protein Sciences and Medicinal Chemistry <br>• Work with external collaborators and contract research organizations<br>• Present findings at internal scientific meetings<br><br>[#video#{#400,300#}#/video#]