Computational Biologists at Novo Nordisk Bioinformatics area

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Do you like working on the intersection between biology and data, and apply cutting edge omics analyses in drug discovery? Then this job might be right for you. We are looking for bioinformaticians with excellent knowledge of biology to join our growing team of Bioinformatics specialists supporting drug discovery and development in Novo Nordisk.

About the department

The Department of Bioinformatics and Data Mining combines strong computational skills with biological insights through the integrative analysis of internal and external biomedical data. Our analytical expertise spans a wide range of areas, from sequence analysis, many different omics, pathway analysis, to text-mining. We contribute to all aspects of pre-clinical research projects at Novo Nordisk, where we act as bioinformatics and data analysis experts and participate in external collaborations with academic and biotech partners. Our work results in real impacts on new medicines for highly important diseases of unmet medical need.

The position

Your main responsibility will be to work closely with our scientists in Global Drug Development & Global Research Technology to add value to pre-clinical drug discovery projects. Much of the work revolves around integrative analyses of diverse datasets (e.g. RNA-seq, proteomics, and disease genetics) to discover and validate novel drug targets and biomarkers, identify who is most likely to benefit from these novel treatments, and help elucidate molecular mode-of-action of new drug targets as well as increase understanding of disease mechanisms. As such you will have the creative mindset and skills to make most of the available data, by analysing experimental results to suggest and design the next experiments in collaboration with scientists across the whole organization. You will be comfortable with working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment, and are able to clearly communicate your results to scientists with diverse backgrounds.


The main qualifications are as below. If you think some of these qualifications fit you, please apply.

  • PhD in Bioinformatics / Computational Science / Biological Sciences or equivalent subjects
  • Knowledge of biological mechanisms preferably within metabolic diseases and particularly in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney diseases, NASH, and rare genetic diseases
  • Experience in biomarker discovery is an advantage
  • Knowledge on technological applications, preferably in tissue targeting and phage/mRNA display methods
  • Knowledge of application of computational biology methods (preferably in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry)
  • Demonstrated skills in the analysis of multiple large omics datasets such as (single-cell) transcriptomics and proteomics
  • Experience with common bioinformatics programming languages (e.g. Python, R), version control and HPC/cloud computing
  • Ability and strong drive to solve complex problems individually and in a team, with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to respond to shifting priorities in a dynamic setting
  • Ability to communicate proficiently with non-experts, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Experience with data science tools such as Git, Docker, Shiny R, Plotly etc. preferred

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.


For further information, please contact Asli Ismihan Ozen, +45 30 75 88 41.


7 September 2020, however we are doing screening and interviewing on an ongoing basis.

Millions rely on us
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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Post expires on Monday September 7th, 2020