Discovery Scientist_Neurodegeneration

     
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Discovery Scientist_Neurodegeneration

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

The Position

At Roche, we believe it’s urgent to deliver medical solutions right now - even as we develop innovations for the future. We are passionate about transforming patients’ lives and we are fearless in both decision and action. And we believe that good business means a better world.

That is why we come to work each day. We commit ourselves to scientific rigour, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow.

We are looking for a highly motivated Scientist to join our laboratories in the Neurodegeneration & Regeneration Section in Roche pRED Neuroscience Discovery to expand and strengthen our drug discovery efforts in the area of Parkinson’s/lysosomal biology

  • You will be responsible for both developing and implementing biochemical assays, human cellular assays, and rodent ex vivo brain analysis for Parkinson’s relevant projects
  • You will develop human cellular models of Parkinson’s (eg. Mitochondrial, lysosomal)
  • You will participate in laboratory research in the evaluation and profiling of molecules and drug candidates involved in modulating Parkinson’s targets
  • You will participate in project teams involved in identifying drug candidates for Parkinson’s
  • As member of the neuronal stem cell project team in CNS discovery you will directly report to project leaders and senior level
  • You will be responsible for maintenance of cell culture laboratory work
     


Who you are

  • PhD degree in biochemistry/cell biology/ neurosciences or related discipline, and at least several years’ experience in the field of cell biology
  • You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
  • You have a passion for cellular/molecular neuroscience
  • You have strong expertise in biochemistry/enzymology. Experience is in vitro assay development, automation/using pipetting robots for drug screening
  • You have human (hIPSC derived) neural stem differentiation, and characterization of specific cellular/molecular phenotypes experience robots for drug screening
  • You have skills associated with generating cell lines (DNA transfection, viral transduction, etc.)
  • Additionally, you have a high degree of self-motivation and flexibility and able to independently conduct experiments
  • You have strong technical troubleshooting skills and you are used to paying attention to detail and adjusting to new challenges; your performance is driven by quality
  • You are used to work in a multidisciplinary environment and you have strong team skills
  • You have an excellent command of spoken and written English
     


This role is a 2 years temporary contract.

Are you ready to apply? We want someone who thinks beyond the job offered - someone who knows that this position can be a rare springboard to many other opportunities at Roche.

Roche embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

If you still have questions, please check our FAQs and videos on ?url=careers.roche.ch%2Ffaq&module=jobs&id=45794" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">careers.roche.ch/faq.

At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Location Switzerland , Basel-City , Basel
  • Function Research & Development
  • Subfunction Research
  • Schedule Full time
  • Job level Individual contributor
  • Job type Temporary (Fixed Term)
  • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Posted since 2019/09/10
  • Job-ID 201905-115200

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