Lab Head, Immune and Vascular Nephrology, Principle Scientist

Lab Head, Immune and Vascular Nephrology, Principle Scientist


Principle Scientist II - Lab Head, Immune and Vascular Nephrology, NIBR ( 80-100% )

Position purpose:
The department for Autoimmunity, Transplantation and Inflammation (ATI) within the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research is investigating the discovery of innovative and transformative therapies to improve the lives of patients suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. As part of this effort, ATI is seeking an experienced and highly motivated senior scientist to initiate and guide research and drug discovery projects in the area of immune and vascular-nephrology.

Your Responsibilities:
You will lead a state-of-the-art laboratory of BSc/MSc level scientists to discover and develop novel therapies for vascular and autoimmune renal 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.


What you’ll bring to the role:
• A PhD degree with several years of postdoctoral experience of research in vascular biology, vascular inflammation and renal autoimmunity with proven interest in (i) endothelial barrier function, (ii) ESRD associated inflammatory and vascular changes, (iii) autoantibody-driven renal diseases.
• Significant scientific accomplishments and successful collaborations documented by publications in high-impact journals
• Strong technical and theoretical background/expertise in immunology and vascular biology.
• Proven track record of leadership, strategic thinking, creativity, and risk taking
• Excellent communication, presentation and analytical skills

Desirable requirements:
• Experience as an independent research scientist in an academic setting and/or in the pharmaceutical/biotech sector
• Proven success in independently initiating and leading projects.

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products have touched in 2019. 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.
Novartis Pharma AG
Research & Development
Full Time