Research Scientist, Neuroscience Research – Part Time

Job Description

760 billion! Thats’s the enormous costs in dollars that neurological illnesses and psychiatric disorders incur per year in the US! The Neuroscience Department within the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) in Basel, Switzerland, is searching for an experienced research associate. Joining our team you will independently plan, execute, document, analyze and interpret experiments.

This is a 70%, job-sharing role.


Your responsibilities:

  • You will assume hands-on role within the in vivo neuroinflammation team and contribute to several research projects focused on the development of new therapies for neurodegenerative disorders.
  • You will design and conduct in vivo studies in rodents with specific focus on neuroinflammatory pathways
  • You will perform and interpret ex vivo analyses with emphasis on histology, biochemistry and molecular biology
  • You will develop and execute in vitro assays for assessing inflammatory processes
  • You will engage in manifold collaborations with different units and disease areas and show scientific curiosity, initiative, commitment, flexibility and good organization skills
  • You will combine new techniques and concepts, present results within the lab, use and apply literature data, perform exploratory activities and work independently and as a team member.


Minimum requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • University degree (BSc, MSc), equivalent qualification or completed apprenticeship as laboratory technician in Life Science discipline, preferably immunology, cell biology or neuroscience with relevant work experience in an industrial or academic setting. Fluent in English.
  • Strong expertise in in vivo rodent work e.g. different routes of dosing, behavior, surgery, behavior, perfusion. Relevant animal experiment course available (e.g. LTK1)
  • Experience in different histological methods, microscopy and image analyses as well as in RNA and DNA technologies
  • Good knowledge of immunology and immunological methods such as flow cytometry, HTRF, ELISA with some knowledge in cell culture work.


  • Used to evaluating
  • datasets and interest to use new informatics analysis tools.

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