System Engineer for novel stem cell devices

Job description

Job description


Hillerød, Denmark

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Novo Nordisk is on a mission to bring novel stem cell therapies out to people in disease areas with large unmet needs. We need you in our journey!


Do you want to combine your technical expertise within medical devices with project management responsibility leading to launch of new class of medical devices for stem cells? Then this is the role for you.


The position

You will be responsible for product development of medical devices for our cell therapies. It will involve work from early phase research to commercial launch, and you will be responsible for coordinating R&D tasks and projects.

In the role as System Engineer your main tasks will be:

  • Driving the technical progress of the stem cell device towards product commercialisation,
  • Driving the establishment of key technical documentation (hands-on and together with relevant expertise), etc product risk management, biological evaluations, product profile,
  • Working closely with stem cell research, stem cell CMC to test and validate the delivery of cells,
  • Cooperating with clinical development to mature the device for a clinical trial (first-human dose),
  • Leading the technical progress of activities requiring inputs from various functions/specialities,
  • Collaborating closely with internal engineering team, as well as external partners.



The ideal candidate has the following requirements:

  • An engineering or science degree,
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of product development of class II/III medical devices,
  • Experience in leading technical tasks involving a multi-disciplinary team,
  • Experience in scoping, executing and authoring key product development documents.


Furthermore, it is considered an advantage if you have:

  • Experience developing devices for cell therapies,
  • Experience in working with external academic and industry partners,
  • Experience in interacting with regulatory bodies, and experience in transferring products into manufacturing.


The department

The department of Stem Cell R&D Devices is a newly established unit within the Stem Cell R&D area. The unit consists of device project managers and key specialist areas such as system engineering, risk engineering and biomedical engineering needed to progress devices to clinic and later to the market. The unit is located within the broader stem cell area and works closely together with other research and clinical competency areas. Also, the unit collaborates with multiple external partners and each team member expected to engage with both internal and external stakeholders.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company that constantly strive to bring out transforming new medicines of highest quality to people suffering from chronic diseases. Novo Nordisk is its people, and we value the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working for Novo Nordisk is about working for something bigger then ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. It requires collaboration across our different functional areas and across multiple geographies being a global company. Come join the journey and take part in making a difference.



For further information, please contact Kristian Kolind on +45 30794374.



16 May 2021

Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.




Millions rely on us

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.