Senior Principal Investigator in Global Research

Novo Nordisk A/S
United Kingdom, Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO)
To be discussed based on the candidate's experience
February 10 2017
Position Type
Full Time

We are seeking talented scientists who want to be part of Novo Nordisk and participate in changing the quality of life for millions of people with diabetes.

About the department
Novo Nordisk is hiring scientists for our new academic-industrial hybrid research institute focused on discovery biology related to type 2 diabetes. The Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO) will interface fully with the world-leading academic type 2 diabetes research community at Oxford University. The NNRCO is established in January 2017, thus we are in the process of setting the best talented scientific team and we hope you will join us! The team will consist of junior and senior level faculty, post-doctoral fellows, technicians and Ph.D. students.

The NNRCO is part of the Global Research Unit which specialises in the discovery of biological medicines for the treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes. We also discover and develop new innovative biopharmaceuticals for haemophilia and growth disorders. Furthermore, we conduct stem cell and beta cell regeneration research and other early-stage investigations aimed at finding a cure for diabetes, as well as exploring novel treatments for obesity and long-term, micro-vascular complications of diabetes.

The position
We are seeking experienced and talented Senior Principal Investigators to join us. Your key scientific responsibilities will be to lead and engage actively in innovation within early stage research that has potential to substantially impact future treatment of type 2 diabetes and its complications. You will be hiring and managing groups of 10-20 people, where you are responsible for giving support and guidance. You will participate in cross-functional project teams with colleagues representing many different scientific disciplines. Your role in these project groups will be to provide solid scientific expertise and conclusive experimental data in order to bring the projects forward. You will also be encouraged to initiate and coordinate external scientific collaborations.

Biological areas of emphasis include pancreatic islets (#NNRCOB1), liver (#NNRCOB2), gut (#NNRCOB3) and adipose tissue (#NNRCOB4), as well as molecular mechanisms of insulin sensitivity (#NNRCOB5). We are particularly interested in supporting research programs focused on circulating proteins, as a company that specializes in this therapeutic space.

Technical area of interest include bioinformatics (#NNRCOT1), in vivo and/or cellular physiology (#NNRCOT2), high-throughput imaging/screening (#NNRC0T3), gene-editing (#NNRCOT4), stem cell-derived models (#NNRCOT5), and mass-spectrometry based proteomics and/or metabolomics (#NNRCOT5).

Please indicate your Biological and Technical areas of interest in your application.

You hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree within a relevant scientific discipline and have considerable postdoctoral research experience. You have 5+ years of independent experience managing an academic group, and 10+ years of scientific experience. You have established excellent track records and have an outstanding international reputation.

We expect you to be an impactful People Manager, open to new ideas, ambitious, and result oriented. The job requires proficiency in English and excellent communication and collaboration skills. You will be part of a team in a highly dynamic and challenging environment.

Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people with diabetes. We offer the chance to be part of a truly global work place, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

For further information, please contact Henriette Søborg Østerbye on +45 3079 4868.

5 March 2017.