IT Infrastructure Engineer

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Oxford, South East, GB


Would you like to be part of our mission to be world-leading research site focused on asking the big and difficult questions and delivering high impact science? Are you a skilled IT Infrastructure Engineer? Then this opportunity may be the right one for you.


About Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO)

Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. We employ more than 42,000 people in 80 countries and market our products in around 170 countries. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease.

Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO) is Novo Nordisk’s Translational Research Unit focused on biology and target discovery across the broad spectrum of cardiometabolic disease in Oxford, United Kingdom. We aim to combine the very best of academia, biotech and big pharma, fusing deep understanding of disease biology, an agile creative culture and drug development.

Our location in the heart of the University of Oxford medical campus enables two-way collaborations with some of the best medical scientists in the world. We use genetics, functional genomics, human-centric disease models and computational biology to develop an unparalleled understanding of cardiometabolic disease and deliver therapies that transform the lives of patients.

We have an international environment, and cross-country collaborations within the organisation are part of our normal working environment at the NNRCO.


You can read more about Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford at: http://www.novonordisk.co.uk/about-novo-nordisk-in-uk/oxford-research-centre.html


About the Department

The IT Infrastructure engineer will report solid-line to Director Global Research Solutions in Denmark and dotted-line to Senior Director of Business Operations and Portfolio Management in Oxford. The role will interact with people in various projects and departments in NNRCO as well as colleagues in Global Research Solutions, Information Security, System Management and Global IT.


The Position

Key responsibilities will involve:

  • Work with key stakeholders to design, build and administrate on prem infrastructure for key informatics and scientific systems Located at  Novo Nordisk Research Centre - Oxford (NNRCO)
  • Support the IT infrastructure in the NNRCO lab space
  • Knowledge sharing and End user support
  • Work with other IT team members (both cloud and IT Management) to deliver IT projects, leading decisions within area of expertise



  • Degree in computing or computer related subject. Minimum 3 to 5 years supporting IT Infrastructure
  • Experience from Science or Research preferred
  • Understanding of the drug discovery process
  • Understanding of Linux and Windows server and client platforms
  • Experience as system administrator in an industrial setting
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL
  • Programming in at least one computing language (e.g. R, Python, Perl, C#)
  • Experience of lab instrumentation IT and support
  • Experience in managing large storage deployments - technology including Ceph, Samba, CIFS/SMB/NFS
  • Experience with infrastructure automation/monitoring tools – eg. Ansible/Puppet/Prometheus
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Good English presentation skills


Working at Novo Nordisk

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 the communities we operate in.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We are happy to discuss flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.



For further information, please contact Andrew Allen on +44-7876068737


Millions rely on us 

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. 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. 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 to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.