Posted to MedZilla on 10/14/2017

Novo Nordisk



Requisition ID 50292BR
Job Category Research
Job Description PURPOSE:
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 a member of the T1D/DKD Leadership team.
• Internal relationships including working closely with technical staff and members of the scientific leadership team in T1D/DKD; regular collaborations with members of other research departments at NNRC-S; and frequent interaction with project managers and other colleagues in Denmark.
• May interact with external research collaborators both academia- and industry-based.

• Complete complex, diverse projects that require a strong technical and scientific understanding of immunology and flow cytometry, and animal models of autoimmunity.
• Conducts data collection, accurately interprets experimental data and formulates conclusions, and may communicate data externally. Ensures proper documentation of experimental data, including maintaining laboratory notebooks.
• Contribute to milestone/project documentation.
• Develop assays for use in in vivo studies, draft SOPs per team and company standards, document development in assay development reports and using internal systems, train staff, and provide assistance with data analyses and interpretation.
• Isolate immune cells ex vivo from tissues from mice, rats, and/or humans and analyze using diverse experimental techniques.
• Plan and conduct in vivo experiments of complex nature to address therapeutic responses in animal models of T1D.
• Present updates and results to cross-functional teams.
• Share knowledge, mentor peers, and promote cross-functional team work to ensure implementation of best practices in the laboratory.
• Achieve business goals, share learnings, knowledge and skills and promote cross-functional teamwork.
• Completes assignments requiring an expert level knowledge of techniques and practices related to the research area.
• Performs data analyses and works with Research Scientist to interpret data and generate recommendations to research team.
• Works in a team-focused environment to ensure progress of global research projects.
• Maintains the laboratories and perform other job related duties as assigned.
• Uses knowledge and experiences to interpret and properly document experimental data. Ensures data integrity. Conducts data collection and routine data analysis and documentation of data.
• Maintains laboratory notebooks in accordance with Novo Nordisk’s standards.
• Works with Department Heads and Scientists to insure better practice sharing and implementation within the lab.
• Provides technical mentorship, scientific guidance to junior staff, and peer leadership.
• Use networking opportunities to provide research opportunities with NNRC.

• Works with human and animal blood and tissue; works in a laboratory environment that may include hazardous chemicals and blood borne pathogens.
• Lab exposure may include hazardous chemicals and blood-borne pathogens
• May require 5-10% Travel

• Bachelor's Degree with minimum of 6 years of experience post-degree; advanced degree may be substituted for experience as appropriate
• Highly proficient in a wide-range of technical abilities.
• Experience working with mouse models in BSL2 conditions, administration of drugs via different routes of injection (including intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular), and tissue collection is required.
• Experience working with human samples required; experience with GLCP preferred.
• Previous experience in biopharmaceutical industry lab preferred.
• Expertise in immune assays such as flow cytometry, and/or ELISpot required.
• Strong understanding of immunology, especially autoimmunity and immune rejection, strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of stem cells or working with stem cells and differentiation protocols preferred.
• Strong technical skills, including cell culture sterile technique required.
• Computer proficiency and the ability and desire to learn new software programs is required.
• Excellent skills in collecting data and accurately maintaining laboratory notebooks required.

Position Location US - Seattle, WA
State/Provinces US - WA

At Novo Nordisk, we know that driving change on a global level and improving treatment outcomes for people with diabetes and other chronic diseases begins here at home. That's why we make an unmatched commitment to our employees, our families and our communities. That means outstanding rewards, industry-leading training programs, and an environment that supports you to achieve your goals at every level. It's all part of the Novo Nordisk Way. It includes our Vision and our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line principle – helping us find the right balance between compassion and competitiveness

With a career at Novo Nordisk, you’ll feel a difference right from the start. It’s a sense of inspiration and mobility that comes from a shared belief in driving positive change for people, families, and communities everywhere. Congratulations on taking your first step!

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