Drug metabolism master student internship in Development ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you looking for an exciting hands-on learning opportunity to supplement your studies? Join us as an intern in Novo Nordisk and get an opportunity to work alongside experienced colleagues. It is an opportunity for a unique learning experience, in an industrial setting, where you will become one step closer to becoming an excellent researcher. This means to be able to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty, to create your own hypotheses and methods to test those hypotheses, and to follow the ethical guidelines of science.
About the department
You will join the Global Discovery & Development Sciences in the Novo Nordisk R&D organisation. The position will be associated to the department of Development ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion) which is responsible for the investigation and evaluation of drug metabolism and drug-drug interactions for all Novo Nordisk compounds in drug development.
The position
Have you ever wondered how drug molecules are degraded (metabolised) within the human body? This internship opportunity gives you a unique insight into the world of drug metabolism.



You will conduct in vitro incubations with recombinant peptidase enzymes and/or biological matrices (e.g. hepatocytes, kidney cells), and subsequently conduct Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) analysis, to identify which peptide degradation products that has been formed.
•Internship period: 6 months
•Working hours: 37 hours a week
•Start date: 1 February 2020 (flexible)
•Internships are remunerated, if your educational track allows
•A Danish full-time work permit is required


We are looking for an intern with a passion for analytical chemistry. You are currently studying for your master’s degree in chemistry, pharmacy or another relevant field. We prefer if you already have general knowledge about working in laboratories and key methodologies related to analytical chemistry (liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, literature search, etc..).


We expect you to master English, verbally as well as in writing, that you can work independently (with supervision) and the sound personal judgment to make wise decisions.
As a person, you are outgoing with a strong personal drive and dedication. Your strong interpersonal skills assist you in creating trustful relations across professions and geography, and you bring a healthy sense of humor to your work even when the pressure is on.


We expect you to be service minded, that you thrive in a busy environment and that you are great at focusing on solutions and opportunities.
Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we have been changing diabetes since 1923. If you are ready to strengthen our position as an innovative pioneer and respected industry leader, we encourage you to join us to make the most of your talent.
For further information, please contact Jesper Kammersgaard Christensen at +45 3075 6169.
15 December 2019.


Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.


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.