MS/BS Scientist: Pharmacology, Glaucoma

Organization
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Job Location
Cambridge, MA
Job Description

The Ophthalmology Department within Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research seeks a well-qualified applicant to support the discovery of innovative treatments for glaucoma. This position requires a strong candidate with experience generating and characterizing models of retinal disease. Successful applicants should have experience in pharmacology. Experience characterizing the anatomy and physiological of the eye is considered an asset. The successful candidate will perform experiments, analyze data, generate written reports and give oral presentations to the glaucoma group and Ophthalmology disease area. Scientists at NIBR are required to stay current on literature and technological advances. 
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. 
EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Requirements: 

- MS or BS with at least 2 years laboratory experience in academia or industry studying retinal diseases. . Candidates with experience creating and characterizing models of glaucoma are encouraged to apply. Associates with experience in intraocular pressure and outflow facility measurements are desired. 
- Demonstrated history of high self-motivation and independent contribution 
- Excellent oral and written skills 
- Excellent record keeping

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