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Maternity Cover for Research Scientist in R&D - Denmark  

Novo Nordisk (company)

Posted on : 20 March 2017

Project Description

 Job Description 
  • Do you have the knowledge to contribute to the development and documentation of analytical methods for future diabetes and bleeding disorders products?
  •  And do you enjoy working in an open, dynamic and social atmosphere with a strong focus on technical and scientific skills? 
  • If so, we are currently looking for a new colleague to take up a 1 year temporary position as research scientist.

About the department
  • The Department Injectable Analytical Development is a part of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) Injectable Protein Formulation in R&D. 
  • The department is organised in 4 highly skilled analytical teams with a total of 50 employees.
  •  The department covers GLP, GSP and GMP as well as Biophysical Characterization. 
  • The department is responsible for optimizing analytical methods and delivering analytical results for new products - acting as the link between the research unit and the production, all the way from early development to phase 3 clinical trials and registration. 
  • The analytical platform is primarily based on U(H)PLC but also iCIEF, Bioanalyzer, SDS-PAGE, LC-MS, pH and Appearance as well as various Biophysical techniques.

The position
  • You will be part of the U(H)PLC method development team and the main focus will be on approval of samples and to document, validate and optimize analytical methods. 
  • Together with our skilled technicians you will be responsible for planning and coordinating experiments and you will write and review validation protocols and reports. 
  •  Further, you will be expected to assist with non-conformance and laboratory investigations.
  • You will have a close collaboration with scientists and technicians in and outside the department, and together with your colleagues you will contribute to the on-going optimization of processes and systems using LEAN.

  • You hold a Master s degree within Life Sciences (Pharmacy, Engineering or other relevant discipline). 
  • A PhD or similar experience could be an advantage but is not a requirement. 
  • You have practical experience within HPLC/UPLC analytical development preferable within the pharmaceutical industry. 
  • You have a good knowledge of general protein chemistry, HPLC/UPLC and validation. 
  • Knowledge of iCIEF, Bioanalyzer, SDS-PAGE and LC-MS is an advantage.
  • As person you have a positive and flexible mind-set, which is helpful in an ever changing project environment. 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills that allow you to build fruitful relations to both colleagues and stakeholders. 
  • You are a team player and contribute to reaching team goals. 
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Working with Us:
  • We 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 continuous growth.

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