Senior PhD Scientist: Molecular Pathways, Glaucoma Research

Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Job Location: 
Cambridge, MA
Job Description: 

Senior PhD Scientist-Molecular Pathways, Glaucoma Research

The Ophthalmology Department is seeking an innovative, experienced Investigator with a proven record of high quality research in Glaucoma. The successful candidate will supervise a team of PhD and BS/MS level scientists focused on the discovery of cellular mechanisms and molecular pathways associated with glaucoma. As a member of the Glaucoma Research Group within Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) your research is expected to address basic questions on signaling mechanisms involved in glaucoma using functional genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. The successful candidate will manage a group of scientists using in vitro assays and screens to identify new targets and pathways for glaucoma drug discovery. The successful applicant is expected to interact with scientists from various platform technologies within NIBR to molecularly profile in vivo models of glaucoma, ex vivo preparations of ocular tissue and primary cells from normal and diseased tissues. As a result of this research, the candidate is expected to recommend new projects for drug discovery. Successful applicants will serve a lead role on multifunctional project working teams to evaluate potential clinical candidates aimed at modulating these targets. Experience supervising scientists is also required. The candidate will set the strategic goals for this group and be responsible for generating patents and contributing to regulatory filings.

At NIBR we believe that along with our scientists, our culture is our greatest asset. To drive that culture each employee is expected to function in an innovative and collaborative manner. Each successful candidate will be able to demonstrate how they have functioned in this manner to drive results.


Ph.D., M.D. or D.V.M. in Vision Science, Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics or similar life sciences field
Minimum of 5-8 years academic and/or industry experience focused on pathway analysis in glaucoma
Highly collaborative in a multifunctional team environment
Proven record of managing scientific associates
Highly self-motivated and independent
Excellent communication and managerial skills

Contact Information: 

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