$3.4 Billion Invested in US Research & Development, representing 38% of Novartis' global R&D expenditure of $9 billion. The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) is the innovation engine of Novartis. With a US team of scientists, physicians and business professionals, NIBR works to discover potential new therapies that could improve health outcomes for patients
Our Laboratory Animal Service Operations provides high quality and consistent breeding project management for genetically engineered mouse model colonies (GEMMs) within our multi-building, multi-discipline research program.
In this role, you will collaborate with research projects by providing high quality and consistent breeding project management and strategic input for genetically engineered mouse model colonies (GEMMs).
You will use your experience in rodent breeding to manage internal and external breeding colonies and liaising regularly with assigned research department personnel.
What you'll be doing
Your responsibilities will include:
Routinely review, optimize and align breeding goals according progress of drug-development scientific projects
Additionally responsible for executing PCR assay protocols and performing genetic assessments
Occasionally responsible for hands-on technical in vivo breeding support (i.e. establishing mating pairs, tail cuts, ear tags, ear notches, tattooing, etc.)
Possibility of expanding responsibility to embryology and cryopreservation activities
Routinely responsible for ensuring compliance with all institutional and regulatory protocols, policies, and guidelines
Responsible for pursuing continuous learning/professional development opportunities, enhancing/expanding skill set, and reviewing LAS SOPs/techniques