Scientist for Conjugation Chemistry

Temporary @Novonordisk in Life Sciences
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 84040
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Qualifications Ph.D.

Job Description

Do you want to improve the lives of patients with serious chronic diseases by being a key contributor to Novo Nordisk’s future research pipeline? Do you thrive in a team-based environment with a focus on finding chemistry solutions to therapeutically relevant biological problems? If so, you now have the opportunity to join Research Chemistry, which is part of Global Research Technologies, located in Denmark.


The position

We are looking for a highly skilled chemist, in a 2-year position, to support research activities within diverse molecular formats. Your efforts will be devoted to the early research pipeline, where research projects are matured. The position includes the laboratory synthesis, purification, and analysis of complex molecules, including oligonucleotides, peptides, and proteins as well as conjugates there-off.

You will join a highly interdisciplinary research team spanning multiple Novo Nordisk research sites, where molecular innovation is applied to reach project goals and solve unmet medical needs. The position requires a curiosity-driven mindset combined with the ability to take initiative and utilize synergies beyond areas of own expertise. In return, we offer you the opportunity to influence and work on research projects that ultimately will make a difference for patients with unmet medical needs.



To succeed in this role:

  • You hold a PhD in organic chemistry or a closely related scientific discipline
  • You thrive in a team and contribute to fruitful team synergies
  • You have a positive spirit and an innovative mindset
  • You are proactive and take ownership of your tasks
  • You pay attention to details and thrives working in the lab
  • You have excellent and clear communication skills
  • You have a holistic view and can easily prioritise critical tasks
  • International experience is an advantage


About the department

Research Chemistry excels in the discovery and development of multiple molecular formats for the treatment of diabetes, obesity, and other serious chronic diseases. We are organised into three departments with people of various nationalities and vast global experience. Design and synthesis of peptides and modified proteins are core elements of our daily work, combined with an emerging need to explore more complex molecular formats. We have a curiosity-driven innovation culture and believe in learning through experimentation and external collaborations. We focus on continuously developing our employees so that everybody can realise their full potential.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, you will work with specialists from around the world. Our ambitious teams strive to develop innovative drugs, devices and thus pave the way for next-generation medical treatment. Your skills, dedication and ambition will help us achieve these goals. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talents and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.



For further information, please contact Anne Louise Bank Kodal at +45 30797460.


Application deadline

Applications will be evaluated when received and interviews planned as soon as suitable candidates are identified, so please apply as soon as possible, and no later than May 8th 2022.

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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.


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