Stem cell scientist with focus on raw materials

Novo Nordisk A/S





Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Do you want to play a significant role in developing protocols for stem cell GMP manufacturing and ensuring suitable and compliant raw materials for cutting edge stem cell therapies? Then this job will be just right for you.

About the department

The department Stem Cell Process Development is part of Novo Nordisk’s newly established Stem Cell R&D unit, where we develop novel cell replacement therapies for the treatment of serious chronic diseases. Our department focuses on the development of manufacturing processes and related analysis. We control processes across the entire pluripotent stem cell workflow, starting with cell line derivation and ending with an efficacious and well-characterised product. Diabetes mellitus type 1, Parkinson’s disease and chronic heart failure are only some of the indications we are currently working on. ou will join an international and dedicated group of 25 employees, including scientists, project leaders, laboratory technicians and student workers. We have expertise in bioprocess development, stem cell biology and GMP compliance and truly believe that stem cell therapies will make a difference in the lives of patients. If this awakens your interest, please apply and support us in translating stem cell products into the clinics.

The Position

As a Scientist in Stem Cell Process Development your key responsibilities will be to exchange raw materials from research- to GMP grade by testing the new materials in the cell processes in our development lab. Examples of stem cell raw materials are culture media, supplements, growth factors, enzymes and single use plastic materials.

Furthermore, you will be the scientific support for raw material GMP qualification working closely with the Novo Nordisk CMC raw materials team, analysis departments, virologists, microbiologists and QA.

The tasks include understanding and communicating about the use and criticality of the raw materials in the specific processes; risk assessments, and document review.

Furthermore, you will be part of the relevant CMC core team(s) for the project(s) to identify and communicate raw materials- and/or project challenges between the project and other stakeholders (raw material team, analysis, microbiology, virology).


You must hold a scientific academic degree in Life Sciences (biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or other relevant discipline) at master level or above, preferably combined with 3-5 years relevant experience or a PhD within a relevant area and preferably +2 years relevant experience.

The ideal candidate has experience within the following:

  • Stem cell culturing and differentiation
  • Screening and testing raw materials for GMP production.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework of Advanced therapeutic medicinal products (ATMPs)
  • Previous experience or relevant courses within project management will be an asset.

Since we are working in an international environment; proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite.

As a person, you are open-minded and a good communicator by nature. You have a high level of energy that drives you and inspires your colleagues. You thrive in a changing and dynamic work environment and in a job that requires you to take initiatives and think out of the box when challenges occur. You are a true team-player who enjoys working in close collaboration with colleagues in and out of the laboratory.

At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition help us change patient lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.


For further information, please contact Johanne P. Wegeberg (+45 30794801) or Pernille Linnert Jensen (+45 3079 1243).


25 November, 2019.

Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on an on-going basis.

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

Ansøgningsfrist d. 25.11.2019
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