Pilot Technician

Category:  Engineering

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to make a difference for Novo Nordisk patients in the future?


We are looking for a pilot technician for our spray drying & freeze-drying facility in our purification pilot plant located in Bagsværd.


Purification Pilot Plants develops and optimizes purification and spray drying or freeze-drying processes for the manufacturing of active ingredients (API) for most of Novo Nordisk products.


The department is a part of CMC API Pilots with approx. 300 employees, responsible for production of API for all the development projects within Novo Nordisk. This includes fermentation, cultivation, chemical synthesis, and purification.


You will work in an environment with a high focus on documentation, quality, and traceability, and it is vital that you can see yourself in this environment.

Our technologies include chromatography, modifications, filtration, freeze drying and spray drying and centrifugation. The job is a mix of production, and optimization as well as establishment and updating of SOP´s and instructions. We often follow processes from preclinical to phase 2 and are therefore able to set our mark on the future process. You will experience a dynamic and flexible working place with many opportunities to both contribute and develop.


You will be a part of a dedicated team of 5 (3 technicians and 2 scientists).

Competency is high, the environment is including and builds on engagement, humour, and willingness to help each other and succeed as a team.


We value the following competencies in our new colleague:

  • An AP Graduate in Nutrition and Technology or similar with hands-on experience preferably on spray drying processes or from protein purification
  • Preferably you have 2-4 years of experience within equipment, processes or production and knowledge within GMP
  • Skills and ambitions for working with digitalization is a clear advantage
  • Experience from development laboratories or pilot-scale production
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

As a person, you have a positive mindset, are flexible and enjoy taking on new tasks and responsibilities, and you are a strong team-player. You thrive in a dynamic environment and can cope with uncertainties.


At Novo Nordisk it is your capabilities, your commitment and your ambitions that helps us to improve many people’s lives. You will have the pleasure to work together with extraordinary talented co-workers, and we offer you a broad range of opportunities to develop both at a professional and personal level.



If you have any questions, feel free to contact Associate Manager Hady Hassania +453079 4663 Deadline is 31 May. Don´t wait to apply, as we are evaluating candidates continuously and may conduct interviews before the deadline.


You do not need to attach a cover letter, but we encourage you to write you motivation and contribution to this job in your CV.


We are obligated to secure an inclusive recruitment process with equal opportunities for the applicants. We also ask you not to include a photo of yourself in your CV as a help to us for a fair process.

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.