Principal Scientist – Incretin or Amylin Biology

Måløv – Copenhagen, Zealand, Denmark
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20 May 2024


Are you a driven and passionate scientist with a background in amylin or incretin biology? Do you wish to make a significant impact on our research initiatives and contribute to the development of life-changing therapies? Look no further! Our company is seeking a highly motivated Principal Scientist to join our Metabolic Diseases research team as part of the LEAD Biology Department. Apply today for a life changing career! 

The position
As a Principal Scientist, you will be responsible for executing and delivering on our Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes portfolio and must-win battles and be considered a disease expert. You will be involved in generating data and reports to aid in accelerated IND submissions for our LEAD biology and establishing ex vivo and human in vitro assays to investigate mode-of-action of the drug candidates. 
Your key responsibilities will include: 

-Having a deep understanding of incretin or amylin biology and in vitro pharmacology in metabolic diseases, notably obesity and Type 2 Diabetes within the department and to be a subject matter expert and biology lead for the projects
-Ensuring the department contributes with human-centric fit for purpose assays e.g. bias and partial agonists, allosteric modulators, receptor occupancy etc. with focus on primary human cells to support the LEAD portfolio
-Proactively strengthening the LEAD Mechanism of Action narrative and further developing and expanding our state-of-the-art in vitro/ex vivo experimental research platform to investigate LEAD drug candidates
-Collaborating closely with the rest of the LEAD R&ED team and relevant PVPs in a problem-solving, scientific insights and “go-do” attitude
-Maintaining in-depth disease knowledge within cardio-metabolic space and fostering and sustaining necessary external interactions/collaborations with Key Opinion Leaders
-Contributing to publications as the LEAD assets advance into and progresses in the clinic

To thrive in this position we imagine that you have: 

-PhD in a relevant field (e.g. biochemistry, pharmacology, or related discipline)
-At least 5-10 years of experience in drug discovery and development, with a focus on incretins or amylin biology
-Strong leadership skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
-Strong track record of scientific publications and presentations in relevant fields
On a personal level, you are able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Furthermore, you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills that will allow you to effectively communicate with team members, stakeholders, and other professionals within and outside of the organization.

About the department 
The LEAD biology department is a team of five individuals, consisting of two scientists, two laboratory technicians, and one director. The department operates in a matrix organization, providing support to multiple projects for our very clear goal to progress key projects in our pipeline. The team maintains a positive attitude and fast-paced work ethic, with a focus on the patients as our ultimate customers. The department is based in Måløv, Denmark.

Working at Novo Nordisk 
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.

For further information, Johan Paulsson, Director, LEAD Biology at # May 2024. 

Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, thus the advert may close prior to the indicated deadline. You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few lines about your motivation in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.  

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