Research Associate-Biomolecular Technologies

Category:  Research

Beijing, Beijing, CN


Research Associate of Biomolecular Technologies Department, Discovery Technology China, Novo Nordisk Research Centre China



Job description


We are seeking an energetic and driven research associate, who will work cross-functionally within Novo Nordisk, to generate novel therapies by utilizing world class technological platforms. The candidate is expected to have broad hands-on experiences in molecular biology and recombinant technologies.



  • Contribute to design, production and engineering of protein, antibody, peptide for global pipeline using mammalian and bacterial expression systems
  • Support the development of in vitro systems for affinity, phenotype or function based screening for target discovery and validation
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to expand the automation and digitalization platform for high throughput drug discovery
  • Collect, record and manage high quality data for routine work
  • Explore innovative technologies to facilitate early R&D



  • Master degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or related discipline, preferably with working experience in academia or industry
  • Must have extensive hands-on experience in recombinant technologies, e.g., construct design, molecular cloning, cell culture, and protein expression with mammalian and/or microbial systems
  • Experience in other biotechnologies (e.g., mRNA IVT, siRNA/ASO/miRNA) would be preferred
  • Experience with automation or digitalization would be a plus
  • Capability of multi-task handling
  • Demonstrated high level of professional maturity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate across global organization
  • Strong organization and time management skills


About the unit


Novo Nordisk (NN) is a focused healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care. Novo Nordisk Research Centre China (NNRCC) is an integrated part of Novo Nordisk R&D organization. We’re committed to identifying and delivering innovative therapies for the treatment of serious chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity, NASH, CVD, and CKD.


The Biomolecular Technologies department contributes to the global pipeline in the aspects of target discovery and drug development with cutting-edge technologies. Our team is comprised of a group of high-caliber experts who are highly engaged, dedicated, collaborative, and fun to work with. Upon joining us, you will be able to develop your personal professional career, enjoy the great culture and working environment, and have the opportunity to develop innovative technologies and discover novel therapeutic targets to solve unmet medical needs of chronic metabolic diseases.


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.