Principal Laboratory Technician / Associate Scientist

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you passionate about research and would you like to be part of a dynamic and dedicated team striving to change the quality of life for millions of people living with chronic diseases? We are seeking a skilled Principal Laboratory Technician / Associate Scientist to join Type 1 Diabetes and Kidney Disease Research. Apply today for a life changing career.  


The position
In this role, you will work closely with scientists and technician colleagues to plan daily tasks and experimental activities. Your key responsibility will be to develop, optimize, and perform cell culture experiments and related downstream assays to elucidate relevant disease mechanisms and characterize potential drug candidates. 


You have an education as a laboratory technician or a MSc degree with a strong experimental background in cellular systems. 
To succeed in this role, you are expected to have:
•    Excellent laboratory skills and ability to conduct high quality in vitro experiments
•    Hands-on experience with primary human cellular systems and biochemical assays
•    Experience with establishing and validating cellular assays with functional readouts including cellular proliferation, fibrosis, and apoptosis
•    Worked with methods such as reporter-gene assays, ELISA, real-time PCR
•    Previous experience with kidney related in vitro assays is an advantage 
On a personal level you are dedicated, proactive, well-organized, collaborative and responsible. You are curious and have a passion for troubleshooting and experimentation and are able to operate in a dynamic environment with multiple concurrent tasks.


About the department
The position is anchored in the Kidney Biology department that is part of Type 1 Diabetes and Kidney Disease Research within Global Drug Discovery, Novo Nordisk A/S. As part of Novo Nordisk’s strategy within chronic metabolic diseases, we are focusing on target identification, target validation, and pre-clinical characterization of new assets intended to become novel treatment options for patients living with cardiometabolic diseases. In close collaboration with our colleagues, we are working in an organ-centric and disease agnostic manner to develop, characterize, and utilize in vitro tools to elucidate mode-of-action and profiling of novel biology and molecules for early evaluation of drug candidates.

For more information, please contact Michael Nyberg, Director, Kidney Biology at 


18 June 2023. 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will be closed when we find the right candidate. 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.