Posted to MedZilla on 12/8/2018

Novo Nordisk

US-WA, Research Scientist - Discovery Biology Job 516125700A1-MZ


About the Department
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 Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. (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 bioinformatics and systems biology expertise in the analysis of large-scale profiling data sets in an effort to advance biological insights and identify relevant biomarkers associated with metabolic diseases.

Reports to the head of the Discovery Biology Department. Internal relationships include supervising research employees, leading project teams, working with project managers, as well as colleagues in Diabetes & Obesity Research in, Novo Nordisk Inc., Novo Nordisk A/S, and Novo Nordisk Beijing. External relationships include relevant parts of the obesity research community, including key opinion leaders. May serve as the company spokesperson for advanced programs or initiatives. Builds strong collaborations between internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Functions
  • Provide support to the site and global business strategy through technical awareness, scientific strategic leadership, and by ensuring state-of-the-art competency within expertise area
  • Ensure scientific representation at external scientific meetings and conferences
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead research projects and programs through high functioning and delivery oriented teams
  • Accurately interprets experimental data and formulates conclusions and communicates data externally
  • Maintains scientific awareness and expertise through literature and attendance at relevant conferences
  • Implements what broadly needs to be accomplished or built in order to meet the implicit and explicit needs of internal and external stakeholders

Physical Requirements
Approximately 10% overnight travel.

  • A Ph.D. in systems biology, computational biology, bioinformatics or related field with a minimum of 3 years post-doctoral experience or equivalent
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following analysis software (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB) and relation or NoSQL database (e.g. MySQL, Postgres, BigQuery, MongoDB) and version control systems (e.g. GitLab)
  • NGS data processing and analysis pipeline building
  • Experience working with Linux high performance clusters
  • In-depth knowledge and scientific leadership in bioinformatics and systems biology, including:
    (1) Demonstrated experience in analyzing and integrating multiomic datasets: RNAseq-based bulk, single cell, TrapSEQ expression profiling, proteomics and peptidomics; (2) Using network, pathway or signature analysis to interpret the biology of the differentially expressed proteins in their cellular context
  • Ability to understand the essence of scientific problems, drive insights from datasets from complex biologies and communicate the results effectively
  • Creative, novel and practical use of systems biology methods in gene/target discovery, interpretation of cellular processes, and/or biomarker discovery
  • Data acquisition and processing as well as quantitative data-dependent and data independent, statistics, and interpretation
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Ability to influence, communicate and collaborate across a global organization
  • Demonstrates expertise in scientific field and ability to apply skills to contribute to organization strategy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • Background in metabolic space, particularly obesity and/or diabetes is preferred

Requisition ID: 59069BR
State/Provinces: Seattle
Job Category: Research

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