Analytical support chemist

Category:  Quality

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you love working with analytical test methods? Are you flexible, positive, quality oriented, and do you have drive? Are you experienced within analytical testing techniques e.g., HPLC, microscopy and pH, and do you want to be part of a quality control department analysing chemical methods for diabetes finished products?

Then you may be our new academic. Apply today and join us!


The position

We are looking for a skilled academic for a permanent position as analytical support chemist in the team supporting the analytical methods. The team consist of 1 GMP coordinator, 7 academics, 9 lab/techs and 1 team leader.

The team is responsible for support to app. 30 chemical analytical methods (primarily HPLC). The support is both on existing well-known methods and on new methods for new drug products.

As analytical support chemist you will be responsible for daily support to the laboratory technicians, who perform and approve the analytical results. Besides you will, by a systematic approach, make sure our methods are performing as efficient as possible with lowest lead-time. You are eager to drive optimizations wherever possible.  

As we work under GMP requirements, Change Requests, SOP updates, laboratory investigations and deviation handling are a natural part of the job.

Your main stakeholders are colleagues in the department performing the analysis, other QC departments, QA and Regulatory Affairs.


In Novo Nordisk we are on a journey of digitalizing our QC laboratories, by introducing automated processes and connecting laboratory equipment to LIMS, in order to support a paperless future. In the moment the department is working on an automated HPLC sample preparation and on an automated samples storage facility. You are expected to contribute to this journey by being curious on new and innovative solutions and secure successful implementation.


To succeed in this role, we expect you to have:

  • A scientific academic degree such as cand. scient., cand. pharm., chemical engineer, or similar.
  • Working experience as analytical academic on techniques as HPLC, pH, microscopy is an advantage, as well as working with GMP.
  • Strong communication skills both in spoken and written Danish and English. 
  • The capacity to enjoy technical writing.

You have a positive mind-set and can keep it in all situations, especially in the context of a changing environment with ambitious deadlines. Furthermore, we expect that you can work independently, are highly motivated and that your positive mind-set will impact your cooperation with the team and external colleagues, whilst you are willing to provide support to others.


About the department

The chemical QC is a department in Injectable Finished Products (IFP) Manufacturing Development, which consists of 50 employees, organized in 3 teams. We are physically placed in Bagsværd. The department is responsible for a wide variety of chemical analysis on diabetes finished products (primarily HPLC), covering release, ID, stability, validation and customer complaint samples. We are receiving samples from our productions world-wide.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. 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. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.



For further information, please contact Helle Bang on +45 3079 0612.


15 February 2023. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.

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.