Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Career Day 2022

    The Novo Nordisk Foundation Cluster Career Day is the annual event focused on your future career possibilities. It is specifically designed for PhD and Postdoc studentsin life sciences and natural sciences who would like to learn more about the possibilities for an industry career. All interested can register, and you’re welcome to share the invitation in your networks. This event will highlight different jobs and career paths for researchers, it will go in depth with recruitment at Novo Nordisk and Novozymes, and offer a short CV writing workshop.

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    22 June 2022

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    The Novo Nordisk Foundation

    The Novo Nordisk Foundation awards grants for projects based on applications it receives in open competition and for projects for which the Foundation takes the initiative. The aim is to improve people’s lives by improving health, education and developing a knowledge-based, sustainable society.

    Novo Nordisk – The company

    Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases.

    Novo Nordisk combines world-class scientific, pharmaceutical, and clinical expertise with the highest ethical standards to continue to improve the quality of life of our patients. As the global leader in diabetes care, millions of patients worldwide rely on cutting-edge treatments for their chronic disease every day. Additionally, Novo Nordisk continues to invest in developing innovative treatments for haemophilia and obesity.

    Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,200 people in 80 countries, and markets its products in more than 170 countries.

    Novo Nordisk – Career opportunities for researchers

    At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global environment. From research and development to manufacturing, marketing and sales, Novo Nordisk strives to improve quality of life for more than 380 million people living with diabetes.

    Novozymes – The company

    Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Novozymes produces a wide range of industrial enzymes and microorganisms. We believe that we have innovative answers to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. The planet’s population is growing, and consuming more – placing a strain on natural resources and calling for more sustainable ways to meet its needs. Novozymes is helping the world address these challenges. Used in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, our innovative biological solutions improve the efficiency of processes both in industry and in everyday life by saving energy, water and other raw materials, while reducing waste.

    Novozymes – Career opportunities for researchers

    Novozymes offers you a career based on innovation and growth. Not just within science and engineering, but across our entire business, we offer you a chance to pioneer a brighter future together with a team of dedicated and passionate colleagues. We hire only the best, and our dynamic business offers plenty of opportunities to grow and develop your potential.



    Registration is free of charge, but mandatory. Registration will open up one month prior to the event.

    Note that seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

    If you have attended one of our career days previous, you may experience some repetition in the content.


    8:30 am Registration & light breakfast
    9:00 am Welcome
    9:05 am Company presentations by Novo Nordisk Foundation, Novo Nordisk A/S  and Novozymes
    Sofie Singbrandt Söderberg, Director, Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Sofia Håkansson Buch, Vice President for Cell Therapy CMC, Novo Nordisk
    Mette Frederiksen, Director, Novozymes
    10:00 am Break
    10:15 am Career path presentations
    Morten Busch, Senior Lead Scientific Editor, Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Joseph Polex-Wolf, Scientific Strategy Lead, Novo Nordisk
    Ana Ley, Research Scientist, Novozymes
    11:00 am Break
    11:15 am Career path presentations
    Alexandra Søgaard Helbo, Scientific Manager, Novo Nordisk Foundation
    Christian Lundager Gylstorff, Venture Lead, Novozymes
    11:45 am Networking lunch
    12:45 pm Break-out sessions on career path presentations
    1:45 pm Break
    2:00 pm CV/application workshop and HR issues
    Lee Milligan, Head of Global Early Talent, Novo Nordisk
    Sarah Baagøe Jørgensen, Senior Recruitment Specialist, Novozymes
    3:00 pm Networking & drinks
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