Are you a driven and passionate scientist with a background in amylin or incretin biology? Do you wish to make a significant impact on our research initiatives and contribute to the development of life-changing therapies? Look no further! Our company is seeking a highly motivated Senior/Principal Scientist to join our Metabolic Diseases research team as part of the LEAD Biology Department focusing exclusively on our Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes portfolio. Apply today for a life changing career!   The position As a Senior/Principal Scientist you are considered an expert and will be responsible for executing and delivering on Novo Nordisk must-win Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes portfolio. You will be involved in generating data and reports to aid in accelerated IND submissions for our highest prioritized projects (LEAD) and establish ex vivo and human in vitro assays to investigate mode-of-action of our drug candidates. Your key responsibilities will include: Being a subject matter expert and biology lead in incretin or amylin biology and in vitro pharmacology in metabolic diseases, notably obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Collaborating closely with the LEAD R&ED team and relevant project vice presidents with a problem-solving attitude Ensuring the department contributes with human-centric fit for purpose assays e.g. bias and partial agonists, allosteric modulators, receptor occupancy etc. with focus on primary human cells to support the LEAD portfolio Proactively strengthening the LEAD Mechanism of Action narrative and further developing and expanding our state-of-the-art in vitro / ex vivo experimental research platform to investigate LEAD drug candidates Interactions and collaborations with Key Opinion Leaders Contributing to publications as the LEAD assets advance into and progresses in the clinic   Qualifications To thrive in this position we imagine that you have: PhD in a relevant field (e.g. biochemistry, pharmacology, or related discipline) At least 5-10 years of experience in drug discovery and development, with a focus on incretins or amylin biology Strong leadership skills and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment Strong track record of scientific publications and presentations in relevant fields On a personal level, you are able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Furthermore, you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills that will allow you to effectively communicate with team members, stakeholders, and other professionals within and outside of the organization.   About the department The LEAD biology department is a team of 9 individuals consisting of scientists, laboratory technicians, and one director. Our team is incredibly diverse, with members from various nationalities bringing a wide range of perspectives and experiences. The department focuses purely on Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes and operates in a matrix organization, providing support to multiple projects for our very clear goal to progress key projects in our pipeline. The team maintains a positive attitude and fast-paced work ethic, with a focus on the patients as our ultimate customers. The department is based in Måløv, Denmark.   Working at Novo Nordisk At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.   Contact For further information, please contact Johan Paulsson, Director, LEAD Biology at   Deadline 31 July 2024.   Please note that interviews may be scheduled after the application deadline. You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few lines about your motivation in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV. We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.    At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.