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Senior Specialist in Experimental and Clinical Neuroimmunology

Requistion ID:  2391

Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, DK

Date:  18-Nov-2021

Senior Specialist in Experimental and Clinical Neuroimmunology - Biomarkers Department (Associate Director Level)

The company:

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, it has been at the forefront of research within neurosciences and its key areas of focus are neurology and psychiatry.

Lundbeck’s passion links to our purpose about restoring brain health so every person can be their best. We strive to make a real difference to patients. By developing innovative treatments, we improve the lives of people living with brain diseases. Your dedication is crucial. That is why you can expect us to be committed to your progress, so you can stay committed to ours.

The Biomarkers Department was launched in 2020 and comprises a group of ten members with different expertise and skills in the field of biofluids and neuroimaging biomarkers. Through cross-functional collaborations with internal and external stakeholders, the main goal of the team is to identify appropriate studies that will demonstrate the mechanism of action of the compound and establish biomarkers to tap into the circuit biology, from the early stages in the pre-clinical portfolio to studies that are clinical trial phases. 


We are looking for a senior scientist/clinician with biomarker expertise and experience in clinical (and experimental) neuroimmunology either in academia or industry. The person in the role would be expected to lead the experimental and clinical biomarker strategy for clinical studies aimed at tackling neuro-immunological disorders and acting as the Biomarker lead on these studies. This includes working across translational medicine and linking experimental neuroimmunology research with knowledge of neuroimmunological disorders and developing the most appropriate and sensitive biomarkers to test target engagement, proof of mechanism and proof of concept in clinical studies. In addition, the person in the role would need to support the identification and validation (through the bioanalysis team and CRO’s) appropriate biomarker assays relevant to the biomarker strategies. 

Location/Travel: Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark. Travel as necessary to collaboration sites, conferences etc.

Key Responsibilities:

•    Lead the experimental and clinical biomarker strategy for clinical studies aimed at tackling neuro-immunological disorders and acting as the Biomarker lead and go-to (i.e. accountable) person on biomarker related activities on these studies.
•    Supporting the bioanalysis team in identification of relevant specialized CROs for method validation and analysis for each new fluid immunological biomarker.
•    Interact closely with research and clinical development to build the translational biomarker strategies and get internal line of business alignment on biomarker plans.
•    Interpretation and communication of biomarker data to senior leadership, governance bodies, etc and where relevant present data at internal and external meetings and conferences.
•    Write biomarker-specific sections in internal and external documents (incl. study protocols, regulatory, reports, manuals, etc.)
•    Stay up to date on recent advances in research, novel biomarker modalities and technologies 


Qualifications and experience:

•    A PhD and/or MD/PhD in experimental and/or clinical neuroimmunology (or equivalent)
•    Academic and/or clinical expertise in neuroimmunology and a proven track record with deep knowledge of neuroimmunological biomarkers and clinical disorders
•    Preferably over 5 years of experience in the application of neuroimmunological biomarkers in understanding neuroimmunological disorders and/or its application in clinical trials of immunological drugs
•    Expertise in generating and interpreting biomarker data to clinical studies
•    Some clinical trials experience either in academia or industry 


Want to learn more?

For further information, please contact Prof. Pradeep Nathan on prnt@lundbeck.com

Your application and CV should not be sent via email.

We also recommend that you have a look at our website, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Sounds interesting?

Please click on the apply button. Applications must be received no later than 24th December 2021.


Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. 

Billions of people worldwide live with brain diseases – complex conditions often invisible to others that nonetheless take a tremendous toll on individuals, families and societies. We are committed to fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with brain diseases and advocating for broader social acceptance of people with brain health conditions. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain disease.  

We have approximately 5,600 employees in more than 50 countries, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research programs tackle some of the most complex challenges in neuroscience, and our pipeline is focused on bringing forward transformative treatments for which there are few, if any therapeutic options. We have research facilities in Denmark and the United States, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17.7 billion in 2020 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.7 billion). 

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