Cell Therapy Associate

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Job description


West Lebanon, United States

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About the Department       

Site New Hampshire, located in West Lebanon, is where Novo Nordisk’s life-saving treatments are brought to life. Our manufacturing facility produces a global supply of our hemophilia and growth hormone product lines, as well as our next generation of cutting-edge medications.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • 34 Paid days off including vacation, sick days & company holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources and mentorship to grow and build your career. Are you ready to realize your potential?


The Position

This position has the responsibility of working with senior level Scientists and manufacturing associates to execute process development, scale-up, tech transfers, and validation studies in support of manufacturing or analytics. Additionally, the role will necessitate experimental troubleshooting, GMP documentation and laboratory investigations. The position will require understanding the underlying science of the process and manufacturing equipment, or assay methods and instruments. 


This position is located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire and will require onsite work. It is a full time (40 hours per week) position and the standard schedule is Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm.


Essential Functions

  • May perform one or more of the following:
    • Assist with the development, optimization and qualification of 2D and 3D cell cultures utilizing T-flasks, large scale bioreactors, and other appropriate manufacturing equipment
    • Transfer, optimization, and operation of cell therapy analytical assays such as: flow cytometry, ddPCR, ELISA, in vitro potency assays; stem cell culture experience is a plus
    • Troubleshoot manufacturing and analytical operations by data analysis and designing and conducting lab scale experiments
    • Assist in editing and/or reviewing standard operating procedures, technical reports and qualification/validation documentation
    • Analyze, interpret, and communicate manufacturing and analytical data to project teams in the form of oral presentations and written technical reports
    • Participate in cross functional teams focused on process optimization, manufacturing development, or quality control
    • Performs all job duties and responsibilities in a compliant and ethical manner and in accordance with all applicable healthcare laws, regulations and industry codes
    • Incorporates the Novo Nordisk Way and 10 Essentials in all activities and interactions with others


Physical Requirements

Local and International Travel: 0-10%. The ability to walk, finger, and grasp. The ability to talk and convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. Repetition including substantial movement of wrists, hands, and or fingers. This position may lift up to 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Visual acuity to perform close activities such as: reading, writing, and analyzing; and to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.



  • Education and Certifications
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or a closely related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Work Experience
    • Master’s with one (1) year of experience is required or Bachelor’s with three (3) years experience
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Direct experience in cell therapy such as aseptic cell culture or analytical assay development required
    • Excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to concisely present information
    • Knowledge of GMP and GxP regulations preferred
    • Familiarity with commercial scale production process preferred

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance provided.


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


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.