Associate Analytical Scientist - Oral Formulation Research

Måløv, Denmark
11. august 2019
16. september 2019
Do you want to be a true pioneer? The Oral Formulation Research department in Måløv, Denmark, is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated colleague who shares our ambition to develop break-through products based on orally available peptides and proteins, and who will help us to improve the quality of life for patients around the world.

About the department

Oral Formulation Research consists of 20 dedicated and enthusiastic colleagues from 10 different nationalities. Our shared ambition is to develop new formulation concepts for oral protein and peptide delivery, and our tasks are comprised of R&D activities within formulation of solid dosage forms and oral devices technology, solid state characterisation, biophysics and analysis. We work together with both industry and academic partners as well as with several areas within Novo Nordisk including Global Drug Discovery, Device R&D, CMC and others.

The position

As an analytical associate scientist in Oral Formulation Research you are responsible for early analytical testing of solid dosage forms, including HPLC/UHPLC as well as methods for in vitro dissolution testing. You will be part of interdisciplinary project teams composed of diverse competencies spanning across multiple areas of natural sciences. The position is temporary 2-year contract.

Your main task will be to conduct and conclude on classical chromatographic analytical testing of our solid dosage forms in the early research pipeline. You will also be involved in conducting and developing in vitro dissolution testing methods and extraction methods for our drug products. This job will offer you high level of independence and flexibility within the research project framework and you will work closely together with other departments involved in the project.


We are looking for a young talent to join our department. You must hold a relevant MSc degree in relevant discipline e.g. analytical chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology etc. You are familiar with analysis of oral (solid) dosage forms and have hands-on experience with HPLC/UHPLC. Knowledge of current oral drug delivery technologies and insight into the gastrointestinal physiology is an advantage.

You have a flexible mind-set and find it motivating to work in a dynamic project environment. You are a team player with a constructive attitude who takes pride in understanding and challenging science. You should value knowledge sharing with other scientists, as well as with our experienced laboratory technicians. You possess good networking and communication skills, and the ability to drive projects from idea to practice. You have problem solving skills and is creative in finding solutions to scientific challenges encountered during your research. Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite.

Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global company headquartered in Greater Copenhagen area in Denmark. The department is part of Novo Nordisk Global Research Technologies, which counts 500+ employees passionate about bringing the best solutions to the more than 25 million patients currently treated by NN products.


For further information please contact Tina Bjeldskov Pedersen (+45 30 75 18 11), Jorrit Water (+45 30 77 58 30) or Adam Bohr (+45 30 79 88 01)


30 Aug 2019

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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