Laboratory Technician, DNA generation & Microbial Protein Expression

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Join us as a Laboratory Technician and delve into the thrilling world of DNA generation and protein expression. From mastering microbial strain engineering to conquering high-throughput molecular biology, this is your chance to be part of an exhilarating journey. Are you ready to unleash your scientific prowess and become our esteemed colleague?

About the department
The Microbial Expression Department (MiE) is part of Recombinant Technologies and has microbial strain engineering and protein production as core tasks. The primary responsibility of MiE is to ensure timely support to our research projects with a broad range of protein expression technologies, strain optimization tools and production strains. To ensure future success of our discovery processes, we continuously strengthen our capabilities and invest in emerging and cutting-edge technologies.

With a team of 42 highly skilled employees, we strive to push the boundaries of knowledge and make groundbreaking advancements in the protein expression field. We foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment that values diversity and promotes professional growth.


The position
Your primary tasks will be:

  • Strain engineering and strain characterization aiming at DNA production as well as protein expression – both in Escherichia coli.
  • Protein expression in our yeast systems.
  • Devising and executing appropriate experimental strategies for generating microbial strains for various research projects.

Both DNA and protein will be applied in our research projects with the former within RNAi and gene editing space and the latter in our protein and peptide portfolio. 



To qualify for the position, we imagine that you:

  • Have a relevant education as a Laboratory Technician, Biomedical Laboratory Scientist or Bachelor of Chemical and Biotechnical Technology and Food Technology.
  • Have extensive molecular biology experience preferably within microbial strain engineering, strain characterization and the heterologous expression field. 
  • Have insight into working with preferably E. coli and yeasts.
  • Have experience with applying liquid handlers, colony pickers and cultivation equipment and have an interest in learning how to operate and maintain equipment that is new to you. 
  • Can communicate in English on a professional level both written and verbally.

Furthermore, we imagine that you have solid experience with IT-based DNA design work and sequence evaluation, data handling and reporting, as this is a central part of the job. Ability to program liquid handlers is considered an advantage.

As a person, you:

  • Take a practical approach to your job and preferably you have experience from research. 
  • Are collaborative, service minded and take pride in delivering and documenting your results timely and thorough, while knowing that your results are defining for the delivery pace from our department.
  • You can work in diverse and cross functional teams with multiple nationalities.

Working at Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.


For further information and questions about the position, please contact Michael Skjøt +45 30 79 7230 


You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying 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.