Scientist for Bioprocesses - Stem Cell CMC

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


If you would like to become a part of the transformational research unit Stem Cell R&D at the forefront of stem cell innovative and rare processes to help patients who suffer from chronic diseases, then the position might be cut just for you and therefore we look forward to your application.


The position

We are seeking a skilled Stem Cell Scientist who are enthusiastic about working in the department with expertise in bioprocess development and stem cell biology and CMC. Here you will be part of the project groups in the cell therapy field and transformational research. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading, planning and executing the experiments carefully.

In the field of cell therapy, products are typically the result of a long and complex in vitro cell expansion and differentiation processes. Analysing experimental results to identify favourable and robust cell culture conditions for consistent process outcome will be key. You will play an important role in contributing into the development of strategies with main focus on chronic heart failure disease. The position will combine desk-based preparation/analysis and hands-on work in cell culture laboratories. The work is done in the close collaboration with internal and external partners in an international setting.



To be successful in this role, you need a strong interest in stem cell biology and/or bioprocess development. You need to have MSc or PhD degree in a relevant discipline plus minimum of 3-5 years of experience relevant experience, ideally within an pharmaceutical industry setting.


The most required and sought-after skills for this role are:

  • Strong background in bioprocessing, suspension mammalian cell culture and conventional bioreactors systems
  • Previous experience with cardiomyocyte cultivation and biology
  • Proven ability of data analyses and interpretation
  • Capabilities of applied statistics (incl. DoE) is an advantage
  • Knowledge on CMC requirements within pharmaceutical development
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


About the department

The department Stem Cell Process Development II is part of Novo Nordisk’s new Stem Cell R&D unit, where we develop novel cell replacement therapies for the treatment of serious chronic diseases. Our department receives projects from the research area and focuses on the development of manufacturing and control processes across the entire pluripotent stem cell workflow, starting with cell line derivation and ending with an efficacious and well-characterised product. Diabetes mellitus type 1, Parkinson’s disease and chronic heart failure are only some of the indications we are currently working on. You will join an international and dedicated department of 16 employees, including scientists, laboratory technicians and student workers.


Working in Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We are inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.


At Novo Nordisk you can look forward to change. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent. And we reward hard work and dedication with the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development.

Moreover, we recognise 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 the communities we operate in.


For further information, please contact Arvind Pradip (+45 3079 6724)


24th May 2021


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 chronic 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.