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Research Associate / Associate Scientist in Fermentation - China  

Novo Nordisk (company)


Posted on : 20 March 2017

Project Description

About the Department
  • We are highly motivated and productive team with high standards for our deliveries into the projects and an increasing focus on flexible processes in our daily work.
  • We work with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment and value a high team spirit, good communication and dynamic collaboration between both scientists and technicians.

The position
  • You will be involved in cross-functional project teams with colleagues from many different scientific backgrounds both in China and at our head quarters in Denmark. 
  • You will contribute to several research projects with responsibility production of recombinant proteins and for the development of scalable/economical protein fermentation processes.
  • You will be reporting directly to the department head and/or scientists and your main internal contacts will be scientist colleagues, technicians and project members and managers.
  • You will be part of a team in a highly dynamic and challenging environment within the company.
  • Your tasks will include, but not be limited to:
    •  Recombinant protein expression
    • Fermentation process development to improve process robustness and performance by suggesting and implementing process improvements.
    • Identifying and evaluating new technologies for fermentation processes
    • Participating in strain, process, and cost efficiency improvement efforts. 
    • xecute experiments and monitor processes to ensure consistency and reliability

  • You hold a M. Sc. Or B. Sc. in biotechnology, biochemical engineering, microbiology or related discipline with additional academic or industrial training/experience. 
  • You must demonstrate strong experience in at least two of the following areas:
    • bench-top and/or pilot plant fermenter operationstechnical background and direct hands-on experience with fermentation processes
    • knowledge of microbial systems, physiology, bacterial metabolism and nutritional requirements
    • Understanding of microbiology, and recombinant protein expression in microbial hosts,Experimental design and data analysis capabilities including Design of Experiments (DOE).
    • You have an excellent track record of applied research 
    • You are responsible, motivated, flexible, and good at learning new technologies, result-oriented and a good team player. 
    • You are good at communicating, in both Chinese and English, able to meet deadlines. 

Working with Us:
  • 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.