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Currently, the following position is open:


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