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Principal Scientist for Cardiovascular Research

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

About the department

Cardiovascular Research is a new department in Global Research, Novo Nordisk, dedicated to research within cardiovascular diseases (CVD). As part of Novo Nordisk’s new strategy within chronic diseases, this department has a focus towards target identification, validation and pre-clinical progression of new treatment options within CVD. The department consists of 18 employees of which 8 are technical staff. We develop, characterise and use in vitro assays, mode-of-action studies and animal models for early evaluation of drug candidates for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Laboratory work is carried out by technical staff and scientists as well as outsourced as contract research.

The position

We are seeking a talented Principal Scientist to join our team. You will be part of a multidisciplinary project group identifying new treatment options for CVD. We seek an expert within in vitro, in vivo and/or ex-vivo models related to heart failure. The job encompasses active engagement in innovation within research that has potential to substantially impact future CVD treatment. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategy and execution for projects in the heart failure area, including designing studies to validate human relevance, translational animal studies as well as mechanism of action. Responsibility will also include proposal of novel targets and championship across the different areas. The successful candidate will work closely with other team members to move projects forward across the value chain.

This position requires extensive and close collaboration with the Translational Biomarker and Translational Medicine functions for alignment on key translational readouts. In addition, close interactions with other functions such as bioinformatics, safety, etc. will be a must.

Qualifications

MD or PhD and have experience in biological sciences with in-depth knowledge and proven scientific track-record in heart failure Pathophysiology with a special emphasis on cardiac remodelling (mandatory). More than 5 years industrial experience within heart failure pharmacology, alternative more than 5 years running own group as Associate Professor or Professor in Academia (mandatory).

You have in depth understanding in relevant Biology, animal models & human translation. Clinical experience or close relation to clinical functions, i.e. evaluation of biomarkers, bridging to the clinic related to heart failure is a plus. Solid international scientific network is mandatory. Holding an international Ph.D., post doc or work experience is an advantage.

Working at Novo Nordisk

The department is part of Global Research, which specialises in the discovery of biological medicines for the treatment of diabetes, obesity, haemophilia, chronic liver disease and cardiovascular diseases.

We always strive for excellence and continuously develop our expertise to stay ahead - both as a company and as individuals. We believe that innovation and creativity thrive in a healthy and engaging working environment. Therefore, we give you the opportunity to bring your personal ambition and passion to work to improve the quality of life of the patients.

Contact

For further information, please contact Lars-Ole Gerlach at +45 3075 9099.

Deadline

15 March 2018.

Learn more about us, link: novonordisk.com/RD-careers

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