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Senior Scientist - Raw Materials

Category:  Research
Location: 

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

   

Do you want to play a significant role in developing protocols for stem cell GMP manufacturing and ensuring suitable and compliant raw materials for cutting edge stem cell based therapies? If your answer is yes, then this job will be just right for you!

 

The Position

As Senior Scientist in Cell Therapy Process Development you will be responsible to ensure the appropriate quality of raw materials for Advanced Therapeutic Medicinal Products (Cell therapy) manufacture. Examples of stem cell raw materials are culture media, supplements, growth factors, enzymes and single use plastic materials. You will perform the exchange of not suitable raw materials by testing higher quality alternatives in the cell production process in our development lab. You will provide scientific support and coordinate the GMP raw materials qualification, following internal procedures and regulatory guidelines, and work closely with the Novo Nordisk CMC raw materials team, analytical departments, virologists, microbiologists and QA

Few key tasks will include, but are not limited to, understanding and communicating about the use and criticality of the raw materials in the specific processes; risks assessment; and document review.

You will also be part of the relevant CMC core teams where you will identify and communicate raw materials and project-related challenges and work on finding solutions with project members and other stakeholders (raw material team, analysis, microbiology, virology). Finally, you will ensure the appropriate use of raw materials in the GMP production of stem cell products and closely interact with our manufacturing team based in Fremont, CA.

 

Qualifications

You must hold a scientific academic degree in Life Sciences, e.g., biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or other relevant discipline. Master level or above, preferably combined with 3-5 years relevant experience or a PhD within a relevant area and preferably 2+ years relevant experience.

The ideal candidate has experience within the following:

  • Stem cell culturing and differentiation.
  • Screening and testing raw materials for GMP production.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework of Advanced therapeutic medicinal products (ATMPs).
  • Previous experience or relevant courses within project management will be an asset.
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

As a person, you are open-minded and a good communicator by nature. You have a high level of energy that drives you and inspires your colleagues. You thrive in a changing and dynamic work environment and in a job that requires you to take initiatives and think out of the box when challenges occur. You are a true team-player who enjoys working in close collaboration with colleagues in and out of the laboratory.

 

About the department

The department Cell Therapy Process Technology and Clinical Supplies is part of Novo Nordisk’s Cell Therapy R&D unit, where we develop novel cell replacement therapies for the treatment of serious chronic diseases, together with the rest of Novo Nordisk and with external collaborators. Our department focuses on the development of manufacturing processes and related analysis and setting up clinical supplies for our upcoming clinical trials.

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 group of around 70 employees, including scientists, technical coordinators, laboratory technicians and student workers who are part of the CMC and Manufacturing business area in Cell Therapy R&D. We truly believe that cell therapies will make a difference in the lives of patients suffering from chronic diseases. If this awakens your interest, please apply and support us in progressing our Cell Therapy projects into the clinic.

 

Working in Novo Nordisk

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.

 

Contact

For further information, please contact Mauro Sbroggiò, Senior Scientist +45 3077 7955 or Kristoffer Tømmeraas, Director + 45 3075 2648

 

Deadline

Application deadline: Dec 12th 2021

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

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few lines about your motivation in your resume or CV.

In addition, please avoid the use of photos in your CV. This makes for a better and more fair process.

 

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.