Sr. Scientist I

Category:  Research

Beijing, Beijing, CN


Open rank scientist position in Protein Chemistry Department, Discovery Technology China (DTC) unit, Novo Nordisk Research Centre China


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, and CVD. This position affords the exciting opportunity to join our team to fulfill this mission.

We are seeking an exceptional, self-motivated scientist, who will work cross-functionally within Novo Nordisk, to generate novel therapies by utilizing world class technological platforms. In this role, the candidate should have expertise and experience in protein/peptide engineering, purification and characterization, moreover, possess a broad and superior knowledge of drug discovery and development of protein/peptide therapeutics. Most importantly, the successful candidate should be passionate and energetic in developing innovative technologies and discovering novel therapeutic targets to solve unmet medical needs.



  • Contribute to the global R&D projects and pipeline by taking overall responsibility in producing proteins, providing scientific insights, proposing new ideas, and leading local project activities.
  • Spearhead development of protein/peptide-based drug discovery platforms for new MOAs, new molecular formats, and new drug delivery systems.
  • Identify, formulate and lead external collaborations to put pre-projects into NN pipeline.
  • Drive exploration of new technologies e.g. intracellular delivery and protein degradation




Minimum qualifications:

  • PhD in molecular biology, chemical biology, cell biology, chemistry, biophysics or related disciplines with oversea education or work experience
  • In depth working experience within protein/peptide therapeutics and/or drug discovery
  • Profound expertise in protein/peptide design, engineering, purification, characterization and formulation
  • Demonstrated scientific creativity such as good track record of publication and/or proposing new hypothesis driven research project
  • Knowledge and expertise in chronic metabolic disorders such as NASH, diabetes, obesity and CVD are preferred
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and track record of driving changes
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team-oriented environment
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to network, expand influence, and achieve success in a globalized research setting
  • Solid organization and time management skills.

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.