Senior Data Scientist – Antibody Design- Novo Nordisk Oxford

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  • Job ID 21387
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Senior Data Scientist – Antibody Design

Category: Data & AI
Location: Oxford, South East, GB
The Position
We are currently seeking talented scientists to join our team in Oxford, UK, with a focus on combining antibody development knowledge and Machine Learning expertise.
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop innovative and creative solutions to design novel antibodies or nanobodies in collaboration with other departments.
  • Utilize sequence, structure, and machine learning-driven modeling approaches to enhance functional and biophysical properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
  • Collaborate effectively with team members to achieve project goals and implement best-performance techniques into production.
  • Implement and advance state-of-the-art Molecular Modelling and/or Machine Learning technologies in antibody design, accelerating and innovating the drug discovery process at Novo Nordisk, acting as a critical component of project progress. Generate and store ML-ready data from antibody projects.
  • Identify potential liabilities and developability issues throughout the antibody discovery pipeline.

To excel in this role, you should possess:
  • A Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, or a related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in clinical or industrial antibody/nanobody development or equivalent academic accomplishments. More experienced scientists are also encouraged to apply.
  • In-depth understanding of antibody or nanobody sequence, structure, function, and their development in an industrial setting.
  • Solid expertise in relevant computational tools, including Python programming, molecular modeling and simulations (Rosetta, Schrödinger, or similar), sequence analysis, and machine learning frameworks (PyTorch, Azure ML, or similar).
  • Experience in utilizing HPC solutions (AWS, Azure, or similar).

About the Department
Our Antibody Design Department is part of the Digital Science and Innovation (DSI) area at Novo Nordisk, with locations in Måløv (Denmark), Oxford (UK), and Seattle (US). We employ innovative computational tools and techniques to design novel antibodies and nanobodies. Our team collaborates across various departments, both within and outside Research and Early Development, to deliver safe and effective antibody therapies to patients. We value a diverse and inclusive culture where team members can thrive and grow. Our team comprises passionate, goal-oriented individuals who take pride in their work and are dedicated to making a difference in patients’ lives.
Join Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we are committed to creating a work environment where our employees can thrive and achieve their professional goals. We offer a competitive compensation package, including benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. We value diversity and inclusion and strive to create a culture that embraces and celebrates our differences. We are dedicated to fostering an environment where all employees feel valued and respected.

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change; we drive it. As a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, we understand that what brought us success today may not necessarily guarantee success tomorrow. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop; we seize them. From research and development to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we are all working to move the needle on patient care.

If you are interested in these exciting opportunities, please apply today! For further information, please contact Paolo Marcatili ( We look forward to hearing from you!
Please apply before 24th November 2023.
Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.
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.

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