US-CA, Cell Culture Associate II Job 561003900A0-MZ
|About the Department|
Novo Nordisk, a global health care company, is committed to discovering and developing innovative medicines to help people living with diabetes lead longer, healthier lives. To support this, Novo Nordisk is conducting research on stem cell therapy. Stem cell research raises hopes for improved treatment of Type 1 Diabetes and for future treatments with cell transplantation therapy. This treatment could be offered to people with many different serious chronic diseases caused by the degeneration of specific cells, such as Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is manifested by the selective destruction of the insulin-producing cells in the body, which leads to a life-long dependence on insulin injections to control blood sugar levels. It is usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Cell therapy may offer a better treatment by replacing the lost cells with new insulin-producing cells derived from stem cells, thus avoiding daily multiple insulin injections as well as numerous blood glucose tests. This treatment may also offer better blood glucose control, which is crucial to avoid late-stage complications such as blindness and kidney failure. In this project Novo Nordisk will generate new stem cell lines to be used in future cell therapies to treat Type 1 Diabetes, Parkinson’s decease and chronical heart failure.
This position will perform a variety of procedures in a manufacturing environment in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations to manufacture cell therapy products for use in human clinical trials.
The Cell Culture Associate will work at the Stem Cell manufacture facility located in Fremont, California. The Cell Culture Associate will report to a member of the Stem Cell Manufacture Leadership Team. Internal stakeholders include employees in R&D in Novo Nordisk A/S, employees of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and employees at the Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. (NNRCSI) and Novo Nordisk Quality.
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, and ability to lift 25-30 lbs. Ability to work in a cleanroom environment in full aseptic gowning (no skin exposed). Ability to work flexible hours as necessitated by the process.
Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer /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: 59942BR
Job Category: Research
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