Is it your dream to make a difference by working with optimization and support in a challenging production setup? Do you have some or maybe deep and long-term experience with protein purification? Are you eager to learn and kick-start your career at Novo Nordisk or do you bring a solid experience and are ready for a more senior position?

Then you might be the right candidate for this  position as Development Scientist in API Process Support.
About the department
In Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), we produce the pharmaceutical backbone of our many quality products. API Process Support is part of Manufacturing Development, where five teams are responsible for the timely support of the many processes that create our products. We identify, develop, and implement optimisation opportunities and help colleagues navigate the waters of complex processes in a highly regulated environment and we support on all levels when issues arise, initiatives are implemented, and strategies are created.


The department is located in Bagsværd where 15 lab technicians and Development Scientists in your new team, API Degludec, Detemir and Icodec purification support are looking forward to welcoming you. Primarily, we are engaged in supporting processes and projects related to optimizations across manufacturing plants in Kalundborg. But we are looking into a future where new and significant business needs will result in a range of very ambitious projects and initiatives – and we are getting ready to support these as well.

The position
In this position, you will get a unique chance to work at the crossroad between development and GMP manufacturing. Your field of work will be within process optimization, problem solving on deviations, planning and evaluation of experiments, preparation of protocols and reports as well as preparation and maintenance of development documentation. You will also be supporting the production departments with scientific data and engage in professional discussions in close collaboration with other experienced colleagues. Based on your seniority-level, the position will be adjusted accordingly.


We enjoy professional challenges; we work independently with large individual responsibility and with a high level of commitment. We have many stakeholders in the organization including production, R&D, RA (Regulatory Affairs), QA (Quality Assurance) and others.


You should be comfortable working in an ever-changing work environment and enjoy the possibility to occasionally support production on-site in DK.

You probably hold an engineering degree, alternatively a Cand. Scient, Pharmacist or similar and have 3+ years of overall experience with protein purification including practical experience from industry. Additional experience within protein recovery, chemical modifications, scale-up, process validation, GMP and project management are considered an advantage.

As a person you thrive in a complex workday and enjoy a close and cheerful collaboration with your team and department. You are responsible, flexible, and have the courage and urge to engage in new assignments and stay on them until the job is done. It is important that you are a good communicator, since you are in daily contact with other chemists, technicians, production employees, project managers, analytical laboratories, and others. A positive mind set will match our working environment where a good laugh is appreciated even when things are getting a little bit hectic.


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication, and ambition help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.



If you have questions you need answered before applying, please feel free to call Thomas Møller Holbek at +45 3077 5014.

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October 10th 2022


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Millions rely on us

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

Job details
Work experience:
Work experience is required
Duration of work experience:
Between 2 and 5 years
Language skills:
  • English
  • Good
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About company

The Danish job market is booming and many sectors are facing skills shortages. Therefore, there are many sectors with good job opportunities one of them is Life Science. The Danish life sciences industry, comprising almost 1.500 life sciences companies and approximately 47.300 employees, contribute considerably to both R&D, economic progress and employment in Denmark. Subsidiaries of most of the major international life sciences companies are already present in Denmark, employing over one fourth of all employees in the Danish life sciences industry. In Denmark, there is a long-standing tradition for efficient public-private partnerships in areas such as development and testing… Read more