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Novo Nordisk A/S

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- Research Scientist
- Denmark - Måløv

We are seeking a highly qualified, motivated and energetic Senior Research Scientist for a challenging position in CMC Analytical Support to drive and support our work on the development of protein and peptide-based drug candidates targeted for treatment of diabetes.

About the department
CMC Analytical Support consists of five teams and we are 69 colleagues supporting the development organisation with expertise in specialised analytical tasks from late discovery to product launch. Our product pipeline is expanding, and you will have ample opportunities to be part of an innovative and interesting future. The department is part of the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control Supply Unit (CMC), located in new laboratories in Måløv.

Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control Supply (CMC) is a part of the Research & Development organisation, manufacturing and distributing drug candidates for pre- and clinical trials.

We develop and formulate all new protein and peptide processes coming out of our research units in our pilot plants, ensuring that we bring best-in-class treatments to the market. CMC Supply is organised in seven areas of expertise supporting the entire drug development pipeline.

Working in CMC Supply, you’ll be part of a team of the best and brightest in your field, where scientific integrity is standard and shared responsibility taken for granted.

The job
You will be part of the team “Residue Analyses” consisting of 16 dedicated colleagues responsible for a number of analysis techniques such as HPLC, GC, Ion Chromatography, Amino Acid Analyses, ICP-MS and ICP-OES. The tasks in the team vary as we have stakeholders in all parts of Novo Nordisk, but primarily we are responsible for the development and establishment of analysis methods for various process related residues in API as well as new raw materials introduced in our new product candidates.

Together with 3 scientist colleagues you will be responsible for a number of primarily chromatographic analyses. Development of methods, approval of support analyses and release analyses for clinical products, troubleshooting as well daily interaction with our experienced lab technicians will be some of your tasks. It is critical that you are able to promote collaboration with other parts of the organisation as the position also requires close interaction with a variety of stakeholders e.g. API, Analysis and Formulation Development and QC Support.

You will have many contacts during a busy workday and customer focus is therefore crucial. We optimise the way we work continuously by applying a LEAN mind-set, and strive for simplicity, so it is important that you can contribute to troubleshooting and are able to “keep it simple”.

You hold a Master of Science degree, ideally combined with a PhD, in chemical engineering, pharmaceutical science, or an equivalent discipline. You are in possession of a solid and varied understanding of analytical chemistry and have experience with chromatographic methods such as HPLC and GC. Preferably, you have experience with some of the other techniques applied by our team as well as flair for proteins and/or organic chemistry.

Good knowledge and understanding of GMP documentation required in connection with development and validation of analysis methods for products in clinical development is furthermore important.

We expect you to be open-minded, to have the ability and willingness to adjust quickly to new situations in a continuously developing environment and to be capable of solving professional as well as business related problems. Furthermore, it is important that you are interested in technical dialogues with the lab technicians in the team - preferably by active and curious presence in the laboratory.

At Novo Nordisk we use our skills, dedication and ambition and strive for excellence. As a world leader in diabetes care and a major player in haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy, we offer our employees opportunities for professional and personal development.

For further information, please contact Jens Oluf Eriksen on +45 3075 4056.

15 November 2015.