Laboratory Technician (Cell Therapy Research) - 2 YEAR FTC

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


 Do you want to take part in creating the therapies of the future? We are looking to hire a talented Laboratory Technician to support the lab work to develop cell therapies at Novo Nordisk. If this opportunity sparks your interest, please apply, and support us in translating stem cell-derived cell therapies into the clinic.


The position 
We are looking for a Laboratory Technician who is ready to take on a two-year position to support our efforts to progress stem cell-based therapies towards clinical development, focused primarily on Parkinson’s disease. Your focus will be
to support the production of ventral midbrain neurons from human pluripotent stem cells. You will be part of a team responsible for developing and maturing in vitro differentiation protocols as well as characterization of the differentiated cell product including flow cytometry panels. In addition, you are expected to support the general lab work in the department by ensuring good laboratory infrastructure, including implementation of efficient systems for ordering, booking and lab tidiness. You keep the laboratory organized and ensure that others around you do the same.

We are looking for a dedicated person who enjoys working independently and who will thrive with the combination of a big core of routine work together with some tasks within assay development.


You will be part of a unique innovative and collaborative culture in Cell Therapy R&D, where you will work as part of a dedicated and supportive team, and with a high degree of autonomy and empowerment in your daily tasks. Do you want to hear more about who we are and how we work? Then click here and learn more about Cell Therapy R&D.



  • Education as laboratory technician (laborant) or biomedical laboratory scientist (Bioanalytiker) or a related discipline

  • The ideal candidate has at least 2-4 years of work experience

  • Experience in working with mammalian cell culture, preferentially human pluripotent stem cells and understanding the concept of stem cell differentiation to target cell types.

  • Sound knowledge within cell biology.

  • Experience with flow cytometry.

  • Familiarity with assay development and optimization.

  • You must handle spoken and written English.


On a personal level, you are dedicated, dependable and flexible and have a strong drive to take responsibility. You are quality-conscious, well-organised and attentive to details and have a flair for electronic data handling and documentation of experiments. In addition, you have ability to work in a team-oriented and multidisciplinary environment.

About the department 
The Cell Therapy Discovery department is a dynamic technology-drive department, part of Cell Therapy R&D, a Transformational Research Unit (TRU) within Novo Nordisk. The TRU is unique in the sense that it covers the full R&D value chain, which means we function as an integrated unit, spanning from early research to GMP manufacturing and clinical development in the same organisation. Our department is part of the Research organization based in Måløv, Denmark and we are experts in stem cell culture, differentiation, characterization including single cell sequencing and in vitro functional assessment.


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we

seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Niclis at or Nicolaj Strøyer Christophersen at


15th of October, 2023.
Please note that applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis – we are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
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