Computational Biologist for Research and Development

Novo Nordisk

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Computational Biologist for Research and Development

Computational Biologist for Research and Development
Denmark - Måløv
Are you able to excel in the cross-field between biology and bioinformatics and apply cutting edge omics analyses in drug discovery? Then this job might be right for you. We are looking for a Bioinformatician with solid biological insight to join our team of Bioinformatics specialists supporting the Global Research unit in Novo Nordisk.

In Global Research, we are specialised in the discovery of biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes, haemophilia and growth disorders. Furthermore, we conduct stem cell and beta cell regeneration research and other early-stage investigations aimed at finding a cure for diabetes, as well as exploring novel treatments for obesity and long-term, micro-vascular complications of diabetes.

About the department
The Bioinformatics department is responsible for managing, analysing and integrating biological data, such as transcriptomics, sequence, genetic and proteomics data. We are part of the 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.

The Bioinformatics department is part of Global Research Informatics, an area consisting of highly skilled individuals dedicated to using computer science to advance medical research. Together, we design, develop, operate and utilise specialised computer systems supporting the early stages of Novo Nordisk’s drug research across our sites in Denmark, China and the USA.

The position
Your main responsibility will be to work closely with Global Research colleagues adding value to pre-clinical drug discovery projects through advanced bioinformatics analyses of diverse datasets, primarily Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and proteomics data. You will also assist in integrating new project relevant datasets and generated knowledge into our local data infrastructure. It is thus important that you understand how various data sources can solve underlying biological questions. The job also involves ad-hoc data analysis support and communication of results to other (non-bioinformatician) Scientists in the organisation.

You hold a PhD in biology/bioinformatics with some postdoctoral experience. You have acquired substantial biological understanding and profound experience in analysing high-throughput genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics data, preferably from the pharmaceutical industry. Relatively advanced statistical methods as well as network and pathway analyses are part of your tool-box, and we expect that you are familiar with some of the scripting and programming languages common to bioinformatics, like
  • R, Python, Perl, SQL and Unix/Linux shell scripting.

Additionally, familiarity with the following would be advantageous

  • R package writing, version control systems such as git and ad hoc Linux server administration.

You have good analytical and interpersonal skills, where you share your thoughts and ideas with project members. We expect you to be self-motivated and demonstrate the ability to initiate, execute and deliver projects both independently and as a team-member.

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 Ib Groth Clausen at +45 3077 6613 or Hanni Willenbrock Thomsen at +45 4442 2152.

17 October 2016.