Posted on: 2019-03-06

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

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For Novo Nordisk

Join a newly established Research organization within Cardiovascular & Liver Disease (CVD & LD) therapy areas that works with the newest methods and tools to optimize and target their research even more. Your focus will be on projects within Diabetes 2 and Obesity, and you will be part of a +6 people team with dedicated Biomarker Experts, Scientists and Lab technicians that are key to the R&D teams in taking their novel technology development to clinical research trials.
Your role collaborates across R&D as well as with clinics and stays updated on trends and technologies by joining conferences, seminars and networks and by collaborating with the industry and academic institutions.

About the department
You will join a new department of senior scientists and technical staff dedicated to research within Cardiovascular & Liver Disease (CVD & LD), and which also researches in other linked disease areas such as Diabetes 2 and Obesity. As part of the corporate strategy within research, this department has a focus towards target identification, validation and pre-clinical progression of new treatments. Novo Nordisk conceive, characterise and apply translational research integrating biomarker identification and patient stratification needs into each single experimental project.

Novo Nordisk’s commitment is to build a presence within cardiovascular and liver disease research and to build a pipeline of differentiated candidate drugs in heart failure, atherosclerosis and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

The position
The Biomarker Expert is accountable for the translational and precision medicine strategy setup and execution in support of modern lifestyle diseases such as Diabetes 2 and Obesity. A key element of the strategy is human disease understanding, the delivery of a patient-focused portfolio and build-up of a solid package of clinical biomarkers and patient selection strategies trough the access of clinical cohorts.
You will become the scientific and strategic driver responsible for generating biomarker data, setting up and executing patient-centric translational strategies for your projects from target ID until human PoC studies and beyond. An essential part of this is implementing high quality actionable biomarker plans aiming at discovery of measurable target engagement, drug-response pharmacodynamic biomarkers and patient selection / stratification hypothesis translatable.
In addition to this, you will assume responsibility for uncovering the biology and mechanisms causing Diabetes 2 and Obesity. You will also be in charge of supporting the design, coordination and follow up of experimental medicine a/o external disease natural history studies aiming at human data generation. You will work in close collaboration with early discovery scientists and the Translational Medicine research team to mine clinical, genomic and proteomic data from internal or external data collections to develop personalized healthcare strategies.

You hold a PhD and/or MD with a scientific background in at least one of the following areas: diabetes, diabetic complications and/or obesity. You have a minimum of 5 years of experience in project leading translational cross-functional teams in the pharmaceutical industry or diagnostics.

Some of your specific skills includes:
 Experience in biomarkers and precision medicine strategy implementation during the drug development process.
 Practical experience with multi-dimensional omics data and clinical data with the focus of discovering disease-linked biomarkers of response and disease progression
 Track-record of set-up, development and delivery of biomarkers assays for clinical and research use, for drug-response monitoring and patient selection.
 Experience from fostering innovation by applying forward and reverse translation, with emphasis on how real-time human clinical data may directly inform new discoveries of targets or identify patients responding better to therapies.

Profile and motivations
As an Expert and Scientist, you demonstrate a desire to impact a young and innovative portfolio of targeted programs from inception through life cycle management. Towards your stakeholders, you present yourself as a skilled communicator, who can positively influence and impact your surroundings. You are network oriented, and you have experience in and motivation for setting up and driving scientific collaborations with internal and external stakeholders. You do not wait for instructions, and you are a dynamic self-starter, who is capable of pro-actively leading and driving biomarker and PHC hypothesis.

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

For more information, please contact Managing Partner Camilla Svendsen or Assignment Manager Ann Sophie Thalund at ph. +45 7027 7733. Hudson manages the selection.

To apply, please send your resume and application to Mark your application with “892”. Please note that we are open for candidates from other countries, and for the right candidate Novo Nordisk will assist in a relocation.

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