Posted to MedZilla on 2/16/2019

Novo Nordisk

US-WA, Research Scientist Job 534435000A0-MZ


About the Department
Imagine transforming the face of biomedical research and building world-class protein technology platforms in a state-of-the art facility. That’s what we do at Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. (NNRCSI). Our scientists apply cutting-edge technologies to early discovery projects within the diabetes and obesity areas, with the goal of bringing molecules to market. Such projects include identifying protein-based therapies for obesity, diabetes, and adjacent therapeutic areas, and researching the next generation of medical devices. At the NNRCSI, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we’ll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent, continuously learn and develop, and drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions. The team is comprised of collaborative, diverse and passionate people who have a true sense of pride in their work and are committed to helping others grow and develop in their careers. You’ll also have a platform to engage with key stakeholders on a global scale throughout the entire pipeline process. And while changing the future of diabetes treatment is no easy task, we also recognize the importance of an enjoyable workplace, which is why we’ve cultivated a culture of fun, ingenuity and innovation. And our competitive compensation package, generous benefits, and support of a healthy work-life balance all add to a best-in-class employee experience. We are changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?

The Position
To provide technical expertise and execute laboratory research strategies in support of multiple in vivo and in vitro projects focused on expedited evaluation and the clinical translation of therapies for type 1 diabetes and kidney disease. This position will be responsible for providing peer leadership and technical support in the laboratory for research experiments and data integrity.

Reports to of the head of the Type 1 Diabetes, Immunology, & Kidney Disease department. Internal relationships including working closely with technical staff and other members of the scientific leadership team in TIKD; regular collaborations with members of other research departments at NNRCSI; & frequent interaction with project managers and other colleagues in Denmark. Individual may interact with external research collaborators both academia- and industry-based.

Essential Functions
  • Plan and perform lab-based studies to support project efforts
  • Propose and champion novel targets in kidney disease
  • Attend appropriate external scientific meeting and, where possible, present data
  • Oversee projects and programs through cross-collaboration of teams, requiring flexibility and excellent communication skills
  • Write and review collaborative research manuscripts
  • Supervise and provide mentorship to Research Assistants, Associates and junior Scientists
  • Achieve business goals, share information, learnings, knowledge and skills and promote cross-functional teamwork
  • Actively review patents and patent applications in areas of research relevance and identify opportunities
  • Assume responsibility for project design and implementation
  • Communicate regularly with international colleagues within Novo Nordisk

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required

Development of People

  • Ph.D. required in pharmacology (preferred), molecular biology, immunology, or relevant biological science area with minimum 3-years post-degree experience in relevant research area
  • For KD-Immunology Area:
    • Significant knowledge of fibrosis & diabetic kidney disease, as well as an understanding of current treatment options
    • Experience and knowledge concerning animal & in vitro models of fibrosis and kidney disease
    • Knowledge & experience in pharmacology required
    • Experience in contributing significantly to drug and/or biomarker discovery and evaluation efforts in areas of fibrosis, chronic kidney disease, and/or diabetic kidney disease, including establishment of innovative methods to facilitate discovery and validation, preferred
  • A subject matter expert with a high level of creativity
  • Experience working with human samples a plus
  • Previous industry experience preferred
  • Experience functioning as both a team leader and a team player with strong people and collaboration skills. Deep interest and talent for interpersonal relations and communication, excellent situational leadership and change management skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a prerequisite for the role
  • Good communication skills and cross-cultural understanding to interact in the global organization
  • Strong analytical skills for integrating and interpreting interdisciplinary data
  • Strong, dynamic, ambitious and determined

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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.

Requisition ID: 59464BR
State/Provinces: Seattle
Job Category: Research

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