Job Offers

Currently, the following positions are open at the following EBiSC partner organisations:



Novo Nordisk is currently looking for a Research Scientist in Global Research for Stem Cells, with the following qualifications:

About the department:

The department Stem Cell Biology is applying pluripotent stem cells for the development of novel therapies for diabetes and are also exploring the use of stem cells in adjacent therapeutic areas. We develop novel protocols for differentiating stem cells toward therapeutic relevant cell types and characterise these using both in vitro and in vivo assays. The stem cells are used for drug development and screening purposes. The department consists of approximately 30 employees including academics, technicians and students.

The Position:

You will be part of a dedicated team aimed at identifying and developing novel treatment options for diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other disorders using stem cells, and will provide in vitro experimental work and expertise in particular within stem cell biology. You will be responsible for supervising technicians on a daily basis and will work closely together with the other scientists from the department and cross-functionally. The job also encompasses being an active player in suggesting and pursuing novel avenues for the use of stem cells in new therapeutic areas while constantly updating your knowledge within the relevant scientific areas.


You hold a PhD and have a minimum of 5 years of post-doctoral and preferably industrial experience in biological sciences with focus on stem cell biology. You have an in-depth knowledge within pluripotent stem cell biology and experience in differentiating human pluripotent stem cells towards e.g. cardiomyocytes or neuronal lineages such as e.g. dopaminergic neurons. Furthermore, knowledge of the biology and pathophysiology of diseases like cardiovascular or neurodegenerative disorders is considered an advantage. A strong international scientific network is important. In addition to your scientific profile, you are a dedicated, open-minded, and innovative team player with good collaboration skills, result oriented and organised in your working routines.

Working at Novo Nordisk:

The department is part of Global Research, which specialises in the discovery of biological medicines for the treatment of type 1, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. In Global Research we also discover and develop new innovative biopharmaceuticals for haemophilia. We always strive for excellence and continuously develop our expertise to stay ahead both as a company and as individuals. And we believe innovation and creativity thrive in a healthy and engaging working environment. Therefore, we give you the opportunity to bring your personal ambition and passion to work to improve the quality of life of our patients.

Location: Denmark - Måløv

Closing date3 December 2017

Contact: For more information, please contact Salka Elbøl Rasmussen at +45 3079 9370 and click here 




The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory is currently looking for three Stem Cell Scientists with the following qualifications:

About the department:

Our Advanced Therapies division is looking to recruit three Stem Cell Scientists to join the UK Stem Cell Bank (UKSCB). With circa 1300 staff based in two main locations and peripatetically across the UK and abroad, we enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices.  

A centre of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) is a global leader in the characterisation, standardisation and control of biological medicines.

The UKSCB is based within the Advanced Therapies division at NIBSC. It provides an international resource for stem cell research, supplying human stem cell lines for research and to those wishing to develop cell lines for clinical application.

The Position:

As a Stem Cell Scientist, you will provide scientific and technical support for the day-to-day banking and research & development activities of the UKSCB. You will carry out cell banking of research-grade and EUTCD-compliant cell lines, and you will prepare cell culture media, special reagents and sterile supplies. You will maintain quality control records and write and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


You will have a higher degree or equivalent in Biological Sciences, and have practical experience of pluripotent cell culture, and of molecular and cell biology, including microscopy, flow cytometry and qPCR.

For more information on this role please download the job description and person specification.


Closing Date:               7 January 2018

Number of posts:         3

Contract Duration:      24 months

More information:       click here 

Applicants appointed to this role will be required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring check and animal rights connections check in addition to the standard BPSS checks.

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other question please contact

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.  

Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role score and then scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners' Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact Andrew Mcguigan, Resourcing Manager,, in the first instance.

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you can contact the Civil Service Commission at:

Civil Service Commission, Room G/8, 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2HQ, United Kingdom