H. Lundbeck A/S 010 - Research and Development

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in psychiatric and neurological disorders. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of research within neuroscience. Our key areas of focus are depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with psychiatric and neurological disorders and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with psychiatric and neurological disorders – we call this Progress in Mind.

Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind.

Our approximately 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales. Our pipeline consists of several late-stage development programmes and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research centre is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17.2 billion in 2017 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via our LinkedIn company page.


Research Assistant

We are looking for a highly-motivated research assistant or senior technician to join the Department of Molecular Screening and Pharmacology. Our department is responsible for the molecular and cellular pharmacology input to Lundbeck’s drug discovery projects. We use a broad range of in vitro enzyme activity, cell-based (GPCRs, ionchannels), radioligand binding, and electrophysiological assays. All assays are executed on state of the art technology platforms of various end-point and kinetic microplate readers, manual and automated electrophysiological platforms, and a range of tip-based or acoustic liquid handlers. The department resides in the division of Molecular Discovery and Innovation and plays a central role the Research organization. The department of Molecular Screening and Pharmacology is fully integrated and fundamental to the identification, progression and optimization of novel drugs.

Your job and key responsibilities
You will be part of a team responsible for the molecular pharmacology and screening input mainly to ion channel research projects aiming for new drug candidates for psychiatric and neurological diseases. You will be responsible for planning, conducting, and evaluating experiments and reporting these to your line and the respective project teams. A significant part of the work will be laboratory-based. The focus is assay development, hit finding, and profiling as well as understanding structure-activity relationships and pharmacological mechanism of action. Much of the lab work will be based on advanced instrumentation and robotics for automatization. You will work closely together with technicians and academics in the department. Furthermore, you will be involved in cross-functional project teams as well as with external contract research organizations

We offer
The opportunity to join a team of highly qualified colleagues working in an open atmosphere with excellent development possibilities. Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company with approximately 5,000 employees in 55 countries specialized in psychiatric and neurological disorders. The key focus areas are depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in molecular pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular cell biology or related area or education as laboratory technician
  • Documented hands-on experience with in vitro enzyme activity assays, cell-based assays (GPCRs) and radioligand binding assays.
  • Excellent in-vitro pharmacology understanding and high scientific standards.
  • Experience with drug discovery an advantage.
  • Genuine interest in laboratory work.
  • Flair for handling advanced instrumentation and robotics required.
  • Efficient and goal oriented work style with flexible mind-set.
  • Analytical skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Organized team player with strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Fluent in oral and written English.

Further information
Please contact Head of Department, Molecular Screening and Pharmacology, Lena Tagmose LETA@lundbeck.com or Principal Scientist Morten Hentzer, MZE@lundbeck.com. Your application and CV should not be sent via email but using the link below. We also recommend that you have a look at our website. We will be conducting interviews as we receive applications.

Your application
Please click on the link below to apply for the job. Applications must be received no later than November 25th.


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