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Lab Head, Neuroimmunology

Roche AG

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Lab Head, Neuroimmunology

Lab Head, Neuroimmunology

Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel

We are looking for a highly motivated Lab Head to join the newly established NeuroImmunology Section in the Neuroscience, Ophthalmology and Rare Disease (NORD) Discovery and Translation Area (DTA) at Roche. The major focus of the NeuroImmunology Section is to strengthen our drug discovery capabilities and develop novel therapeutic modalities to treat inflammation- and aging-associated neurodegenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. The successful candidate will work as laboratory head/project leader in an industry-leading Neuroscience department with an attractive portfolio of preclinical and clinical stage projects in neurodegeneration, psychiatry, and neurodevelopmental disorders. The position will be based in Basel, Switzerland. In this role, responsibilities will include:
  • Lead a research team to investigate the pathological mechanisms associated with immune dysfunctions in chronic neurodegenerative conditions
  • Establish  in vitro and  in vivo models and technologies to study disease-relevant molecular pathways; with a particular focus on the role of glial cells (incl. astrocytes and oligodendroglia) in degenerative and regenerative processes
  • Initiate new drug discovery projects and support established programs in our portfolio 
  • Work together with multidisciplinary project teams and functional groups within the NORD DTA and across the organization
  • Build an external network with academic and biotech collaborators to drive our discovery projects forward
  • Who you are
    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. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.
    You are a Senior Scientist, Assistant Professor or advanced level Postdoc; have a PhD with postdoctoral training and 5 years of experience in neuroscience with a profound knowledge of molecular and pathological mechanisms of Multiple Sclerosis and/or aging-associated neurodegenerative brain disorders.
    • You are familiar with in vitroand in vivodisease models and state-of-the-art immunology, molecular biology, protein-biochemical and cell culture techniques, including assay development, immunocytochemistry as well as FACS/microscopy/imaging analysis
    • You have experience in successfully leading a research laboratory, including supervising scientists and/or lab technicians, as well as leading research projects
    • You have an outstanding record of accomplishments in exploring basic immune mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases as reflected in your publications
    • You have a good sense of urgency, are motivated, curious, flexible, and enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams
    • You have excellent communication skills in English. Knowledge of German or French is helpful but optional
  • Who we are
    Basel is the headquarters of the Roche Group and one of its most important centres of pharmaceutical research. Over 8,500 people from approximately 90 countries work in Basel, which is one of Roche`s largest sites. Read more.

    Roche is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Job facts
    • Location Switzerland, Basel-Town, Basel
    • Function Research
    • Subfunction Biology
    • Schedule Full-time
    • Job level Individual Contributor
    • Job type Regular Employee
    • Division Roche Pharmaceuticals
    • Posted since 2016/06/24
    • Job-ID 3232304454