Scientist (Biotech Manufacturing)

Facility:  Manufacturing

West Lebanon, NH, US

About the Department     

Site New Hampshire, located in West Lebanon, is where Novo Nordisk’s life-saving treatments are brought to life. Our manufacturing facility produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as our next generation of cutting-edge medications. It’s not your average production site – it’s a tight-knit, supportive community working together to contribute to a better tomorrow for our patients. Ethics and quality are held in the highest regard, and a patient-focused mindset guides everything we do. We’re looking for individuals who are self-starters with a strong work ethic to join our team. At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources and mentorship to grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential?



What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • 36 Paid days off including vacation, sick days & company holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products


The Position

This position will provide scientific support in areas of protein and product characterization, process transfer and technical support of ongoing biopharmaceutical manufacturing operations. We have Scientist levels I-III available dependent on level of experience.


This position is located in West Lebanon, NH and is a site based role. This role is eligible for relocation assistance.



Reports to: Quality Control Manager


Number of subordinates with direct/indirect referral: none, this is an individual contributor role


Essential Functions

  • Provide scientific support in the transfer, development and characterization of new protein analytical methods, and/or commercial processes in cell culture, protein purification and/or protein formulation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Monitoring and analysis of process operations and the design and analysis of laboratory experiments aimed at developing new protein characterization methods, formulations and/or processes, solving complex manufacturing problems, optimizing existing processes and/or improving process reliability
  • Participate in cross functional R&D teams, investigation teams, technology transfer teams and/or operational excellence teams dedicated to improving systems and practices
  • Contribute to scientific expertise and provide general knowledge in a breadth of technical areas relevant to biopharmaceutical products, protein characterization and/or manufacturing
  • Manage direct reports and provide ongoing supervision and development opportunities
  • Support the submission of worldwide regulatory filings
  • Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and Essentials in all activities and interactions with others
  • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others



  • Education and Certifications:
    • BS in science or enginerring with five (5) plus years' experience
    • MS with three (3) plus years’ experience or PhD with one (1) years’ experience
  • Work Experience:
    • Technical expertise in cell culture, protein purification, protein analytics or protein formulation (including laboratory and/or scale-up experience) and broad knowledge of other technical areas within biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated ability to manage development associate staff is required
    • Prior experience authoring IND or BLA sections is desirable
    • Working knowledge of computer software such as MSWord and skilled knowledge of Excel and/or statistical software is required
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent organizational skills


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required. The ability to walk, finger, and grasp. The ability to talk and convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Repetition including substantial movement of wrists, hands, and or fingers. While performing this job employee work involves sitting most of the time with walking and standing required only occasionally. This position may lift up to 10 pounds frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Visual acuity to perform close activities such as: reading, writing, and analyzing; and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.

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.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.