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Cleaning Scientist for Cultivation Pilot Plant

Do you see yourself working with optimisation and support of complex production processes with recombinant proteins and peptides? Do you have experience with cultivation and recovery? Do you want to join a dynamic, highly competent and expanding team in R&D? Then read on - you may be our new cleaning scientist.


About the department

The position is in the department Cultivation Pilot Plants and part of CMC API Pilots. CMC API Pilots is a part of the R&D organisation, that manufactures and controls new drug substance candidates for the development portfolio at Novo Nordisk.

Cultivation Pilot Plants is a department that cultivates and purifies proteins and peptides, under GMP, for use in clinical and non-clinical trials. The department consists of two separate production facilities with four production lines as well as two cell bank facilities. You will join approx. 80 colleagues working in different teams (cultivation, recovery, support and cell bank teams). In the department we are working with various technologies and equipment dependant on whether the platform is yeast, E. coli or mammalian cells and how the recovery process is designed (i.e. homogenisation, centrifugation, filtration, chromatography etc.).


The department is located in Bagsværd, Copenhagen, Denmark.


The job

Your main responsibility will be taking on cleaning study activities in Cultivation Pilot Plants such as cleanability, recovery and degradation/inactivation studies - this includes:

  • Designing, supporting and reporting the implementation of cleaning validation plans and ensuring continued cleaning verification
  • Supporting daily cleaning processes and conducting troubleshooting/problem-solving in the pilot plants
  • using your scientific knowledge to identify optimization initiatives that can contribute to a continuous improvement of our manufacturing processes and facility
  • training colleagues and contributing to sharing your expertise in cross-functional groups

In this job you can look forward to joining a team that thrives on exciting professional challenges and works independently with great individual responsibility and a high level of commitment.
You hold a degree, Masters or PhD, within Cell science/technology, Biochemical Engineering or Chemical Engineering combined with solid knowledge within protein chemistry. Ideally, you have worked as Chemist or Development Scientist in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry and have solid experience with protein chemistry and cleaning (cleanability, recovery and degradation/inactivation studies). The job requires a scientific approach as well as a deep interest in understanding production processes.
As a person you:

  • have excellent collaboration and communication skills
  • are proactive and solution-oriented and you have a positive mindset
  • work independently, you set directions and you are able to handle a complex and sometimes hectic work day
  • are agile, flexible, and have the courage and drive to engage in new assignments and stick to them until the job is finished.

For further information about the position, please contact Morten Skov Nørgaard at +45 3079 6553
18th of October 2020


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 chronic 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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