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Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow, Phase Separation in Cancer

Job Description

Job Description

1 Purpose - to reimagine medicine! Come join the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) as a Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow and contribute to unraveling one of the most intriguing gene regulatory mechanisms in Oncology - phase separation and disease progression.

NIBR is the innovation engine of Novartis. We collaborate across scientific and organizational boundaries, with a focus on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients.

Our Oncology Team in Cambridge, MA is seeking a highly motivated and team-oriented Postdoctoral Fellow who will delineate the role of Transcription Factor (TF) biomolecular condensates in gene expression programs that drive cancer progression and drug resistance.

The projects will combine multiple lines of investigation, including molecular and cellular biology studies, super-resolution microscopy, and chromatin profiling. The Fellow will collaborate with experts across subject areas and platforms including biochemistry, data-science, translational oncology, and drug discovery. This is an outstanding opportunity to drive innovative, interdisciplinary research expected to be published in leading journals.

NIBR Fellows join our vibrant postdoctoral community for dedicated events, including the monthly postdoctoral seminars and our annual Research Day Symposium. All NIBR Fellows participate to our robust curriculum designed to develop scientific and professional skills. The postdoctoral term is up to 4 years.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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 other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

What You'll Bring to the Role:

* PhD in a relevant field such as Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related field (PhD students in the last year of their thesis work, are eligible to apply)
* A solid understanding of transcriptional control, as well as chromatin and gene regulatory mechanisms
* Experience with programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB is a plus.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently, and collaboratively with interdisciplinary research teams
* Strong publication record or other scientific achievements (i.e. awards, patents)
* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
* Passion for fundamental exploratory research and boundless curiosity

How to apply:

** Please submit your CV and cover letter by June 30 for consideration **

For more information about our postdoctoral program, please visit https://www.novartis.com/careers/postdoc-program


Why Consider Novartis?

766 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2021. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how will 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. Where you’re empowered to take smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

The pay rate for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be $70,000 per year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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