Research Scientist - Cellular Genetics

NNRCO, Oxford, United Kingdom
To be discussed based on the candidate's experience
May 17 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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. This role is based at NNRCO in Oxford.

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 be led by a Department Manager and 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

Our new genomics team is seeking an experienced and creative single-cell biologist to study the mechanisms behind fatty liver disease and insulin resistance. Your key responsibilities will be developing advanced 3D in vitro liver models, performing large CRISPR and drug target screens, sequencing the models using state of the art single-cell platforms, while also collaborating with cross-functional NNRCO teams in areas beyond your expertise (such as imaging). You will be expected to be comfortable with managing your own bioinformatics pipeline and reporting results, being based within a team with a computational biology focus. We welcome candidates who enjoy a fast paced environment where creative intellectual independence and keenness to publish high impact work are actively encouraged.

Applicants are asked to clearly indicate, in a cover letter, evidence of their cell culture expertise, single-cell genomics and bioinformatics expertise, and examples of large projects in which you have been a key member.


You hold a Masters or Ph.D. degree within a relevant scientific discipline and have considerable experience in large projects.
We expect you to be flexible, 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.