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Senior Scientist - CM

Science and Research



Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

14! That’s how many disease areas this Senior Scientist may support across the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR). <br><br>Our Global Genetically Engineered Models (GEM) Team within Comparative Medicine (CM) supports the expansion of animal science, preclinical care, and research model development furthering research across the world. We are the innovation incubator within in vivo pre-clinical research and are the central partner for in vivo scientific input, organizing and performing all in vivo activities.<br><br>The Senior Scientist role is a highly technical and/or specialized professional position responsible for supporting 14 disease areas including oncology, neuroscience and cardiovascular medicine, providing high quality & consistent in vivo technical research support within our multi-building, multi-discipline research program. This role will perform supplemental tasks in assisting the Manager and other delegated programmatic oversight duties as specified. <br><br>Your responsibilities will include, but not limited to:<br><br>•Work closely with the Novartis research community to manage and optimize breeding colonies of genetically modified rodent models intended for in vivo study use.<br>•Support genetic testing laboratory (i.e., processing biopsy tissue, PCR testing, qPCR testing, analysis of results, recording data, etc.).<br>•Perform hands-on technical in vivo work supporting rodent breeding, embryology, and microinjection (i.e., compound administration, tissue collection, animal identification, clinical observation, etc.)<br>•Responsible for ensuring compliance with all institutional and regulatory protocols, policies, and guidelines.<br>•Regularly complete literature reviews to maintain familiarity with the latest technologies focused on improving current in vivo disease modeling.<br>•Conduct presentations of data and results to the Genetically Engineered Models group and project teams.<br><br>[#video#{#400,300#}#/video#]