Internship in Stem Cell Biology
Are you passionate about pluripotent stem cells and their use in translational medicine? Do you want to be part of a department that works on developing cell therapy treatments for, among others, Type 1 diabetes and chronic heart failure? Then apply for a 6 months internship and join our department Stem Cell Biology at Novo Nordisk A/S in Måløv, Denmark.
You will be part of an international group of dedicated employees, comprised of scientists, laboratory technicians and student workers, focusing on the translation of stem cell-based cell therapies into the clinic. Promising proof-of-principle studies show that cell therapies can address unmet medical needs in a wide range of indications including, but not limited to, implantation of stem cell-derived pancreatic beta-cells or dopaminergic neurons to address diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, respectively.
Our department has expertise in in vitro protocol optimization and upscaling in bioreactors, and we focus on the development and refinement of differentiation procedures in scalable suspension culture to pave the way for cell manufacturing for clinical applications.
During your internship you will support our efforts in stem cell cultivation and differentiation. You will get a tailored onboarding program where you will first learn to culture and differentiate human pluripotent stem cells in adherent and suspension culture. You will participate in the daily work in the laboratory and interact with both technicians and scientists. As part of the position, you will take part in organizing and maintaining laboratory consumables and equipment, including stock up of labs and assembling and cleaning of tanks for our bioreactor platform. In collaboration with department members you will be involved in planning, performing, and evaluating experiments aiming to improve our differentiation protocols towards the desired cell type. Analytical methods in the research organization include flow cytometric assays, single-cell expression analyses, histology and various molecular assays.
- Internship period: 6 months (possibility to prolong for 6 additional months)
- Working hours: Full-time (min. 25 and max. 37 hours a week)
- Start date: January 1st 2022, if possible sooner.
- A Danish full-time work permit is required
We are looking for an intern who is passionate about stem cell biology, cell therapy and molecular assays. You are an excellent student and currently enrolled in your master’s degree in cell biology, human biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or a similar field of studies. You have a good understanding of cell signalling processes and molecular biology in general. Preferably, you have hands-on experience with one or more of the following methods: cell culture of mammalian cells and optimally pluripotent stem cells, RNA/DNA purification, bioreactors, data analysis and interpretation.
We expect you to be fluent and willing to communicate in English, be able to manage multiple tasks in parallel (with supervision) and have a sound personal judgement to take decisions during your daily work. As a person, you are an outgoing team player with a strong personal drive and dedication. We expect you to have a well-structured and diligent approach at work, thrive in an innovative environment and bring a can-do attitude. Finally, you must have a strong work ethic and be willing to take responsibility for your own learning and experiments.
Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we have been changing diabetes since 1923. If you are ready to strengthen our position as an innovative pioneer and respected industry leader, we encourage you to join us to make the most of your talent.
7th November 2021.
Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.
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