Open Rank Scientist - Biomolecular Technologies

Category:  Research

Beijing, Beijing, CN


Open rank Scientist in Biomolecular Technologies, Novo Nordisk Research Centre China (NNRCC)

Are you passionate about discovering new drug targets and new molecular modalities to make a difference for the patients?  Are you highly motivated and looking for continuous development opportunities in a global research environment?  You could join us to drive the design of molecular tools to fuel target discovery and innovation in Novo Nordisk.


About the Unit

Novo Nordisk Research Centre China (NNRCC), an integrated part of Novo Nordisk Global Research in Denmark, has over 20 years of legacy as the first Pharmaceutical MNC research unit in China. We work to revolutionize drug discovery with advanced technologies to develop innovative treatments for people with Diabetes, Obesity and other serious chronic diseases. Our team is comprised of a group of prominent experts who are highly skilled, dedicated and collaborative. We have an engaging working environment with strong recognition of disruptive innovation and risk willingness.  At Novo Nordisk, we offer you a chance to drive the changes for the benefits of patients, as well as possibilities for professional and personal development. 

Here in NNRCC, you will have access to our established world-class platforms (e.g., antibody discovery, phage display, mRNA IVT, etc.) to contribute to target discovery and drug development.  During it, you will also have opportunities to work with our global research team throughout the entire R&D process. 


The Position

Open rank Scientist, Biomolecular Technologies

The successful candidate will use recombinant technologies for various large molecule (protein, antibody, peptide, mRNA, etc.) design and production to support global research and early development. You’re expected to be highly motivated in exploring new disease targets as well as innovative technologies to facilitate drug discovery. The position combines hands-on bench work with scientific leadership and mentorship of research associates. You will act as a team member, coordinator, or project manager in collaboration with local and global colleagues in various pipeline and exploratory projects within Novo Nordisk.


Key Responsibilities

  • Use recombinant technologies to design, produce and engineer various types of biomolecules (e.g., protein, antibody, mRNA, etc.)
  • Participate in global pipeline and exploratory projects as technical specialist, team member, coordinator, or project manager
  • Utilize existing platform and explore innovative technologies to facilitate early R&D
  • Collaborate with global and local colleagues to expand internal competency of automation and digitalization
  • Function as department representative in evaluating and establishing external collaborations
  • Build and maintain strong network with internal and external collaborators and stakeholders



  • PhD in molecular biology, biotechnology, or relevant disciplines; working experience in industry or academia is preferred
  • Solid expertise and extensive experience in recombinant technologies for various molecule design and production (e.g., protein, antibody, peptide, mRNA, etc.)
  • Background in chronic metabolic diseases such as CVD, CKD, NASH, diabetes, obesity would be much preferred
  • Demonstrated scientific creativity such as good track record of publication and/or proposing new hypothesis driven research projects
  • Strong ability to influence, communicate and collaborate with stakeholders across a global organization for driving the projects
  • Demonstrated expertise in scientific field and ability to apply skills to contribute to organization strategy
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presenting skills in English


What we offer

Novo Nordisk offers an excellent inclusive culture with a focus on healthy living, flexible working and corporate social responsibility activities. The Novo Nordisk Way includes our vision, our values and our commitment to ensure we are a great place to work and we want you to be a part of that!

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.


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.