Career Accelerator for Research Infrastructure Scientists

Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research Informatics, NIBR


At Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR), the NIBR Informatics (NX) team serves the global NIBR research community to provide them with the cutting-edge informatics platforms, as well as in-depth data analysis services. Our mission is to unleash the power of data and digital technologies to accelerate the discovery and development of breakthrough treatments that improve and extend people’s lives. We want to become the most impactful, most efficient and most admired information science and technology organization the biopharmaceutical industry has ever seen.

As a partner in this project, NIBR-NX intends to cooperate with the EMBL towards training of the Fellows. NIBR­ NX can host up to four Fellows per year in the period 2020-2024 through secondments and introduce them to the ways of working, instrumentation and procedures at NIBR-NX. Duration of secondments will be between 2 and 6 months and will be arranged in communication with the Fellow. Fellows who will do secondments at NIBR­ NX will come from the field related or complementary to the field of work of NIBR-NX.

At NIBR-NX Fellows will have a possibility to develop solutions to business problems in all stages of drug discovery. You will have the opportunity to work with drug discovery teams and scientists’ colleagues to frame key questions, define data sets for these efforts, and perform cutting-edge analyses.

NIBR-NX will dedicate supervision capacity for each Fellow on secondments. During secondments, Fellows can stay employed by EMBL.