Research Associate - Oligonucleotide Bioanalysis

Novo Nordisk US

Novo Nordisk US

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Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

About the Department

Dicerna, a Novo Nordisk company, is focused on driving innovation in RNAi (ribonucleic acid interference) to selectively target and silence genes that cause or contribute to disease. Our proprietary GalXC™ and GalXC-Plus™ RNAi technologies have the potential to address conditions that are difficult or impossible to treat with other modalities. Established as a Transformational Research Unit (TRU) following Novo Nordisk’s acquisition of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2021, the Dicerna TRU is a unique new organization within Novo Nordisk that brings together the best of both worlds – the agility, collaborative pioneering spirit and calculated risk-taking profile of a biotech along with the scale, resources and capabilities of a global leader in drug development. With approximately 200 researchers, scientists, drug developers and operational staff, we are a team of inventive and entrepreneurial thinkers pushing the boundaries of science to create and drive new RNAi-based therapies for both rare and more prevalent diseases from the bench to the clinic. Together, we are driving change. Are you ready to make a difference?

The Position

We are seeking an ADME Research Associate to help advance the development of our growing pipeline of product candidates. The individual in this position will assist in the conduct of nonclinical studies including sample preparation, HPLC-FD analysis and potentially UPLC-MS/MS analysis.

Essential Functions

  • Biological sample preparation for analysis (blood, urine, tissues, and cells)
  • Knowledge of method development, method qualification, and sample analysis techniques including using HPLC, PCR and other analytical methods
  • Enthusiasm for working with a team and being a team player
  • Management and interpretation of experimental data, with appropriate documentation
  • Preparation of solutions
  • Assist in the conduct of rodent studies
  • Willingness to QC experimental data

Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required.


  • B.S./M.S. in a scientific discipline required. 0+ years of pharmaceutical industry or CRO experience and a backgroundin analytical chemistry, chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology or related discipline preferred,
  • Enthusiasm for meeting program timelines and goals
  • Understanding of molecular biology techniques and liquid chromatography principles
  • Experience with oligonucleotides preferred but not required
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Effective organization skills and ability to work in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment

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