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Concept Developer II

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. (NNRCSI) our scientists apply cutting-edge technologies to early R&D projects with the goal of bringing real change to People with Diabetes and Obesity. Your skills, dedication and ambition will help change lives for the better and you will work with extraordinary talent, continuously learn and develop, and drive changes to defeat serious chronic conditions. We recognize the importance of an enjoyable workplace, which stimulates a strong culture of ingenuity and innovation and our support of a healthy work-life balance adds to a best-in-class employee experience. As a new focus area, we aim to build up a dynamic computational team, which will leverage structure-based design, computational biology and machine learning expertise to the drug discovery process. Our aim is to strengthen target identification and drug design processes at NNRCSI and through global collaboration across our R&D sites. This team will implement state-of-the-art structural modelling and machine learning technologies to improve functional and biophysical properties of proteins, peptides and new molecular format for future therapies. They will build up bioinformatics expertise spanning areas from sequence analysis, computer vision and different omics and pathway analysis. This team will work in a flexible, cross-functional setting in close collaboration with experimentalists to drive pre-clinical projects with very ambitious scientific goals. They will have external collaborations with academic and biotech partners within computational drug discovery in North America. We are changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?



The Position

The DRI-US Concept Developer will contribute to DRI-US vision to identify, explore, and develop new technology, product ideas, user experiences, and game-changers that may hold the potential to add value to patients and Novo Nordisk in the future within therapeutic areas covered by Novo Nordisk corporate strategy. The concept developer will be part of a team and contribute to ideation and generation of concepts and new product opportunities as a team member.




The Concept Developer reports to a DRI-US Senior Project Manager. Internal relationships include R&D colleagues in DRI-US and Device R&D colleagues in Denmark. External relationships include commercial collaboration partners, academia, and NNRC Seattle drug researchers. May also be assigned responsibility for relation to external collaboration partners, and/or students.



Essential Functions

  • Be part of a team that generates relevant ideas, concepts, and products that may hold the potential to create value to patients and future Novo Nordisk business. This could e.g. be within new injection devices, digital health software, or adherence monitoring technology
  • Build insights, knowledge, and skills about relevant technologies to contribute to ideas, concepts, and prototypes
  • Ensure that new inventions are covered in Novo Nordisk patent applications
  • Contribute as a part of the team to mature technology and progress projects
  • Occasionally participate in network with external collaboration partners; e.g. health care partners, technology partners, suppliers, etc.


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required.




  • Bachelors degree required.  Advanced degree may be substituted for experience, as appropriate. 
  • Experience from development of medical devices or software would be an advantage
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • 4+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent knowledge through relevant practical experience
  • Demonstrated ability to generate valuable and relevant ideas, create concepts based on ideas, and develop new products based on concepts
  • Knowledge of at least one relevant technical area. This could be within mechanical engineering, hardware/software engineering, applied physics, bio-engineering, etc. Experience from health care sector would also be relevant
  • Experienced in creative innovation type work such as Stanford and Design
  • Experience working in a collaborative team, publicly white-boarding, and working directly with developers for implementation of designs


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.

Concept Developer II

Seattle, WA
Full Time

Published on 06/01/2020