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Internship - Discovery Biologics Job

Date: Mar 1, 2019

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

Working at Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes research, care and treatment. In addition, Novo Nordisk helps people defeat other serious chronic conditions such as rare bleeding disorders, growth hormone related disorders and obesity. We create value through a patient centered business approach and balance a business philosophy of being financial, social and environmentally responsible. Working here is not just a way to make a living, but a way to make a difference. Your skills, dedication and ambition help us change lives for the better. You will not only have the opportunity to work with top talent but also benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.
  • Ranked #77 on the Forbes 2018 Most Reputable Companies List
  • Ranked #7 on the Great Place to Work® 2018 Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma List
  • Ranked #95 on Fortune Magazine's 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For List
  • Ranked #40 on the Great Place to Work® 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back List
  • Ranked #91 on the Great Place to Work® 2017 Best Workplaces for Women List
  • Ranked #10 on the Great Place to Work® 2017 Best Workplaces in Health Care List
  • Ranked #16 on the Great Place to Work® 2017 Best Workplaces for Giving Back List
  • Ranked #5 on Science Magazine's 2017 Top Employer List

Our Program
At Novo Nordisk, interns will have the opportunity to kick-start their careers by working closely with experienced industry professionals and gaining valuable, hands-on, full-time work experience. For ten weeks, beginning June 3rd, interns will be immersed in the environment of a global pharmaceutical company and contribute to the line of business by providing sustainable and meaningful project work.


What You Will Gain
Our Early Talent Summer Internship Program will challenge you to be dynamic, efficient and innovative. Novo Nordisk’s workplace will allow you to gain exposure to a real-life corporate environment while providing you with hands-on working experiences.


Scope of Position
The Discovery Biologics Seattle team is tasked with producing proteins and peptides for early stage research in Obesity. We are working to develop new ways to use protein tags to assess recombinant protein expression levels as well as for purification in a rapid high through-put protocol.

As our intern you will be working on your own project under the guidance of two experienced scientists. The aim is to experimentally evaluate a set of small sequence variants used as detection tags to determine which tag will work best as fusion partners in a high through-put recombinant screening protocol. The position will primarily be in the laboratory where you will use mammalian and/or microbial cell culture techniques to produce recombinant protein at a variety of volume scales, as well as carrying out protein purification and characterization protocols to assess the effectiveness of the tags, detection method, and technology. You will also have the opportunity to learn about protein design and cloning.


Qualifications
  • Throughout the duration of the internship program, you must be currently enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biotechnology or a related discipline
  • Strong academic record with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Conscientious self-starter with good organizational skills, project management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities, must be able to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal communication and ability to collaborate with teams; must effectively operate independently, across functional lines, and with internal customers
  • Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability and willingness to learn
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status.

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 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.



Requisition ID: 59587BR
State/Provinces: Seattle
Job Category: Research


Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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