Talented Research Scientist for Global Obesity Research

Novo Nordisk A/S

Ph.d. & forskning




Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Obesity is a complex, chronic disease that has a profound impact on health and well-being and is associated with a decreased life expectancy. Are you eager to make a difference for people living with obesity and do you have ambitions to be part of a highly talented and dedicated global team of obesity scientists? Then apply and join our Obesity Research in Måløv, Denmark.

About the department

You will be part of a group of 40 dedicated obesity employees, comprised of scientists, laboratory technicians and student workers. The team is located in DK and is working in close collaboration with our 40 obesity colleagues in Seattle. In our research area we have expertise within obesity biology and pharmacology, and we are working on understanding the complexities of obesity, to generate new and optimized obesity therapies that we truly believe will make a difference for people living with obesity.

The position

The holder of this position will contribute to obesity innovation by identifying and exploring new targets and principles to treat obesity. You will join a team of dedicated scientists that all work on specific scientific questions in relation to obesity for instance regulation of the body weight set-point. The key scientific responsibilities include providing scientific direction as well as designing, coordinating and executing on biological/pharmacological experiments. The position will involve target validation, target maturation and evaluation of drug candidates including mode-of action studies. This position requires hands-on experiments to address the specific question to lift obesity innovation. The position will require significant interaction and collaboration with scientists within as well as outside the function, so strong stakeholder management skills are required. In addition to driving research within a specific scientific question, you will get experience in general drug discovery research. You will together with experienced scientists be supporting obesity projects feeding into our diversified obesity project pipeline.

Start date: October 1st, 2019

Temporary full-time position

Duration - 3 years

A Danish full-time work permit is required - if you are not at EU citizen, please note that the authorities´ processing time to grant a work permit is approximately 2 months.


We are looking for scientists who are passionate about obesity biology and pharmacology and have a PhD degree in Cell Biology, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or a similar field of studies. Documented scientific excellence within obesity, the metabolic syndrome, molecular biology, endocrinology and/or neuroendocrinology is a must, preferably with hands-on experience with in vitro models (binding/functional assays) and in vivo pharmacology models of obesity.

We expect you to be fluent and willing to communicate in English, be able to manage multiple activities in parallel and have a sound personal judgement to take decisions during your daily work. As a person, you are an outgoing team player with a strong personal drive and dedication. You have professional and personal impact that is reflected in your desire to take initiative. We expect you to have a well-structured and diligent approach at work, thrive in an innovative environment and bring a can-do attitude. Finally, you must have a strong work ethic and be willing to take responsibility for your own projects and progress.


For further information, please contact Lotte Simonsen at +45 3075 5012

or Mette Guldbrandt at +45 3079 5951



Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as suitable candidates are identified.

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To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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