Event by Novo Nordisk Foundation Science Cluster

    Career Day 2019

    The Novo Nordisk Foundation Cluster Career Day 4 is the annual event focused on your future career possibilities. It is specifically designed for PhD and Postdoc students in life 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. We’ll start off in the morning with a plenary session profiling different job positions. The afternoon will be organised in panels, where you can interact on a more individual level with the speakers and HR specialists. If you’ve participated in this event before, we discourage you from registering as it will be content wise the same.

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    15 May 2019


    Registration is free of charge, but mandatory. The deadline for registration is on 8th of May 2019, one week before the event. Please help us respecting our speakers, as well as keeping track of the numbers and optimizing lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or send an email to Sophie Labrosse (sfeb@novo.dk).

    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.


    8:45 am Arrival & Coffee
    9:00 am Introduction and Novo Nordisk and Novozymes company presentations

    Sofia Håkansson Buch, Vice President – Stem Cell CMC & Manufacturing, Novo Nordisk

    Rikke Festersen, Director – Grain Processing, Novozymes
    9:45 am 3 traditional career path presentations

    Sofia Håkansson Buch, Vice President – Stem Cell CMC & Manufacturing, Novo Nordisk

    Ali Fallah-Araghi – Science Manager – Protein Screening, Novozymes

    Peter Davidsen – Computational Biologist – Bioinformatics & Data Mining, Novo Nordisk
    10:30 am Grab a coffee
    10:45 am Break-out session on traditional career paths
    11:15 am 3 non-traditional career path presentations

    Lærke Holm – Filling Professional – DFP Filling Inspection Aseptics Support, Novo Nordisk

    Jakob Skjold-Jørgensen, Industry Technology Specialist – Biorefining, Novozymes

    Henrik Markus Geertz-Hansen, Head of Advanced Analytics – Digital Transformation, Novozymes
    12:15 pm Networking lunch
    1:00 pm Break-out sessions on non-traditional career paths or join a discussion group on entrepreneurship with the BioInnovation Institute
    1:30 pm CV/application workshop and HR issues

    Lee Milligan, Head of Global University Relations, Novo Nordisk
    2:15 pm Break-out HR issues
    2:45 pm Networking
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    I would like to know about upcoming Novo Nordisk Foundation Research cluster events – where can I find information?

    You are very welcome to join the ‘Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers’ Linkedin group or visit our website http://cph-bioscience.com/en/. There you will find information about upcoming lectures, and much more. Also, you may want to sign up for the weekly announcement with events and deadlines, sent out by the group manager.

    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    You can park for free in front or at the side of Tuborg Havnevej 19. If that is full, there is 3 hours free parking in the parking to the Waterfront shopping mall at the end of the road.

    Public transport by train to Hellerup station, and/or bus (1A, 21, 166), nearest by bus stop is Tuborg Boulevard.

    Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

    Contact Sophie Labrosse at sfeb@novo.dk

    How do I cancel my participation?

    Please help us respecting our speakers, as well keeping track of the numbers and optimize lecture and catering to the audience by cancelling as soon as you know that you exceptionally will not be able to make it. You can either cancel through Eventbrite or send an email to Sophie Labrosse (sfeb@novo.dk).

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, just log in to Eventbrite. Please use this option also in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your registration.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    No, you do not have to bring your ticket, but registration is mandatory for participation.