Research Scientist in Mass Spectometry ProteomicsWould you like to be part of our mission to be world-leading research site focused on asking the big and difficult questions and delivering high impact science? Are you a skilled Research Scientist, driven by seeing your work translated to real therapeutic targets? Then this opportunity may be the right one for you.
About Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO)Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. We employ more than 42,000 people in 80 countries and market our products in around 170 countries.
Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford (NNRCO) is Novo Nordisk’s Translational Research Unit focused on biology and target discovery across the broad spectrum of cardiometabolic disease in Oxford, United Kingdom.
Our location in the heart of the University of Oxford medical campus enables two-way collaborations with some of the best medical scientists in the world. We use genetics, functional genomics, human-centric disease models and computational biology to develop an unparalleled understanding of cardiometabolic disease and deliver therapies that transform the lives of patients.
You can read more about Novo Nordisk Research Centre Oxford at: http://www.novonordisk.co.uk/about-novo-nordisk-in-uk/oxford-research-centre.html
About the DepartmentThe Department of Discovery Technologies and Genomics has as its mission to establish and apply state-of-the-art genomics and screening technologies to discover and validate novel therapeutic targets for cardiometabolic diseases using human-centric in vitro approaches. Ultimately, our aim is to identify targets and key biology to discover new disruptive therapeutics.
The department is led by Carina Ämmälä, and consists of specialists, staff scientists and post-doctoral scientists. We are a dedicated, collaborative team, working within a variety of advanced technologies, including high throughput screening, high content imaging, single-cell sequencing, CRISPR editing, functional genomics, proteomics, peptidomics, and statistical modelling. Together, we share a passion for translational research and a desire to discover new scientific paths to improve the lives of patients.
The PositionWe offer you an inspiring position where you will be part of a cross-functional team in which scientific goals require contributions from many highly specialised colleagues. Your focus will be conducting proteomic and peptidomics experiments using the on-site liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry platforms to support our effort to discover novel transformational targets for cardiometabolic diseases.
Your main responsibilities will be participating in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the LCMS instruments as well as the associated sample preparation and data analysis. Your role will also include maintaining stocks of key LCMS consumables.
To succeed in this role, you will need to be able to work independently as part of a wider multidisciplinary team and be able to communicate your work effectively to colleagues specialising in other scientific disciplines.
QualificationsThe ideal candidate has a PhD in LCMS-based ‘omics (or a Masters degree with significant additional experience)
Experience in cardiometabolic disorders and drug discovery is considered a plus.
To be successful in this position, you must have an entrepreneurial mind-set, superior problem-solving skills and the ability to understand complex biological systems. You must be a team player and self-starter and be strongly motivated to explore new ideas and methods in order to drive innovation for the benefit of our patients.
Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people with diabetes. 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.
For further information, please contact Carina Ämmälä on phone +44 782 460 6940
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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 chronic 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.