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Research Scientist II



Full Time

On Site


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

14! That is how many disease areas this Scientist may support across the Novartis Institutes of Biomedical Research (NIBR).

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.

The 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. The role is primarily lab-based and on-site.

Job Purpose:
To conduct genotyping analysis of genetically modified mouse lines housed in our breeding facility. Project-based support of initial genetic characterization of newly generated mouse lines, thus contributing to in vivo research in various research areas within NIBR.

Your key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
•Planning and execution of experiments to determine the genotype of genetically modified mice according to established protocols.
•Conduct experiments to genetically characterize newly generated mouse lines
•Contribute to the implementation and set-up/design of new experimental methods in genetic characterization
•Ensuring accurate documentation and reporting of generated data.
•General organization and maintenance of the laboratory infrastructure (e.g. ordering of consumables, ensuring periodic maintenance of laboratory equipment).
•Focus on the success of the whole Transgenic Services group, delivering state-of-the-art in vitro / in vivo work and showing willingness to support, with high flexibility, other activities of the unit.