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Investigator MalariaNovartis Institute for Tropical Diseases

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Novartis Corporation

Emeryville, CA

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We are seeking a parasitologist with relevant expertise in the pre-erythrocytic stages of the malaria parasite. The successful candidate will lead from the bench a team of associates accountable for the design and implementation of biochemical/cellular assays aiming to support the discovery and pharmacological characterization of novel anti-parasitic drugs against Plasmodium.

Specifically the candidate will:

• Lead efforts that enable other team members to work with Plasmodium sporozoites

• Interpret primary pharmacological data and provide expert parasitology input to multi-disciplinary project teams supporting discovery and early preclinical development of drug candidates

• Ensure integrity, quality, and timely delivery of data

• Collaborate across disciplines to provide innovative approaches to discovery challenges

• Communicate research strategy and results internally and externally

• Relevant supervisory / management experience of similarly sized teams

• Communicate internally and externally research strategy and results

• Recruit, develop and manage talents

The Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD), relocated to Emeryville, California, is dedicated to fighting parasitic infectious diseases of high medical need in a dynamic working environment. NITD is an independent Institute within the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR), and as such has full access to NIBR know-how and resources including the chemists of the Global Discovery Chemistry group and the Infectious Diseases drug discovery teams (antiviral and antibacterial) co-located in Emeryville. NITD is renowned for applying cutting-edge technologies to the discovery of high quality clinical candidates for the treatment of neglected diseases. The Institute has a highly collaborative culture and has close links with academic centers of excellence and a broad range of non-governmental and philanthropic organizations around the globe (Wellcome Trust, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Medicines for Malaria Venture and Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative).

• Ph.D. degree or equivalent in relevant discipline with at least 3-5 years of research experience

• Experience working with relevant Plasmodium parasite life cycle stages: sporozoite and liver stages

• Demonstrated ability to critically evaluate and achieve assay robustness, reproducibility, and data quality

• Team player with the capability to forge productive collaborations with colleagues

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Innovative mindset and collaborative spirit

• Positive attitude and “can-do” mentality

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.

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Our mission is to care and cure. We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest their money, their time and their ideas in our company.

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