Associate Scientist Obesity/ In Vitro Pharmacology

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Company :
Novo Nordisk

Location :
Seattle, Washington

Expiry Date :
Sun, 06 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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About_The_Department At Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. (NNRCSI) our scientists apply cutting-edge technologies to early R&D projects with the goal of bringing real change to people with Diabetes and Obesity. Our scientists apply state-of-the- art technologies within the diabetes and obesity areas, with the goal of bringing molecules to market. Areas of focus for this position include pharmacology, laboratory automation, cell based screening and GPCR biology with an emphasis on identifying protein-based therapies for obesity, diabetes, and adjacent therapeutic areas. Your skills, dedication and ambition will help change lives for the better and you will work with extraordinary talent, continuously learn and develop, and drive changes to defeat serious chronic conditions. We recognize the importance of an enjoyable workplace, which stimulates a strong culture of ingenuity and innovation and our support of a healthy work-life balance adds to a best-in-class employee experience. The team is comprised of collaborative, diverse and passionate people who have a true sense of pride in their work and are committed to helping others grow and develop in their careers. You ll also have a platform to engage with key stakeholders on a global scale throughout the entire pipeline process. And while changing the future of obesity treatment is no easy task, we also recognize the importance of an enjoyable workplace, which is why we ve cultivated a culture of fun, ingenuity and innovation. We are changing lives, are you ready to make a difference? The Position Provides strong technical support to target discovery program and peer leadership in Obesity Research. Responsible for research experiments and data integrity, as assigned by management. Relationships Reports to a member of the Obesity Research Management team. Internal relationships include working with research employees, project managers, as well as colleagues in Diabetes & Obesity Research, U.S. Research, Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI), Novo Nordisk A/S, and Novo Nordisk Beijing. Serves as a mentor and peer leader to Research Associates and technicians within and outside of their project teams. External relationships include academic and industry collaboration partners. Essential_Functions * Achieves business goals, shares learnings, knowledge and skills, and promotes cross-functional teamwork. Complete assignments of diverse scope and complexity requiring a strong understanding and knowledge of techniques and practices related to the research area * Demonstrates a breadth of knowledge and skills to independently support development and management of research protocols in support of multiple drug discovery efforts * Demonstrates a high level of proficiency and understanding in area of specialization * Ensures data integrity. Conducts data collection, accurately interprets experimental data and formulates conclusions, and may communicate data externally. Ensures proper documentation of experimental data; may contribute to milestone/project documentation. Maintains laboratory notebooks * Works independently to identify the correct methods and performs manual calculations for sample preparation * In collaboration with the research scientist, designs and performs laboratory research experiments * Manages site inventory. Orders laboratory supplies and equipment. Maintains the laboratories and performs other job-related duties as assigned * Works with Department Heads and Scientists to ensure better practice sharing and implementation within the lab Physical_Requirements 0-10% overnight travel required. Qualifications * Bachelor s degree required. Advanced degree may be substituted for experience as appropriate * 6+ years of relevant experience required * Relevant experience includes: o Proficient in in vitro techniques such as stable cell line generation and development of high throughput screening assays o Knowledge of cell signaling and/or biochemical assays, molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in GPCR biology and pharmacology o Experience with liquid handling instrumentation, developing and implementing laboratory automation and data handling o Hands-on experience with cell and molecular biology techniques including cell based functional and phenotypic assay development and in vitro screening systems (e.g. AlphaScreen and HTRF-based second messenger assays, beta-arrestin recruitment, Ca2+/membrane potential, proliferation, differentiation) * Knowledge of other techniques such as primary cell line generation, cellular phenotyping assays or high-content imaging is an advantage * Experience with molecular biology and/or cell culture experience preferred * E xperience training technicians * Experience working with tissues and cells from different species * Computer proficiency and the ability and desire to learn new software programs is required * Good communication skills and cross-cultural understanding to interact in the global organization * Strong analytical skills for integrating and interpreting interdisciplinary data * Capable of working independently on highly complex tasks Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. Show moreShow less