QC Equipment Chemist/Engineer

Category:  Quality

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to work with complex problem solving, optimization and collaboration in an ambitious GMP Environment? Do you love metrology, qualification and maintenance of analytical equipment? Do you want to bring our laboratory to a future state with automated processes and equipment? 
Then you may be our new equipment Chemist in our microbiological quality control department located in Bagsværd… 


About the department
The QC Microbiology is a department in Injectable Finished Products (IFP) Manufacturing Development and consist of about 50 employees organized in 3 teams. The department is responsible for a wide variety of microbiological analysis on injectable finished products, covering release, ID, sterility, and validation samples. We are receiving samples from our world-wide production sites.


The job
You will be part of a group of equipment responsible chemists and technicians with the overall responsibility of securing compliance and that the departments equipment has a minimum of down-time. Our equipment consists primarily of isolators, autoclaves, MALDI-TOF, LAL readers, utensil washers, incubators, microscopes, pH-meter, balances, pipettes, refrigerators, freezers, temperature monitoring system (FMS), etc.

As Equipment Chemist, you will first and foremost be responsible for ensuring a high-quality support to the analytical teams, ensuring that they can conduct the analysis necessary to release our finished products in due time. This includes approval of the required documentation of both planned and unplanned maintenance on analytical equipment, setting and maintaining calibration requirements, handling deviations, change requests, and approval of qualifications.

Moreover, you will be expected to contribute to ongoing optimisation of our existing processes. This also entails being curious about how other teams and departments work, both within and outside Novo Nordisk.

In Novo Nordisk we are on a journey of digitalizing our QC laboratories by e.g., introducing automated processes and connecting laboratory equipment to LIMS to support a paperless future. You are expected to contribute to this journey by being curious on new and innovative solutions and secure successful implementation. 



  • You hold a MSc in Natural Sciences, Engineering or similar, preferably with 3+ years of experience from a QC function in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • You are skilled in GMP and experienced in equipment qualification in addition to being familiar with the requirements for maintaining analytical equipment.
  • Experience working with metrology and thereby setting and maintaining calibration specifications is considered an advantage
  • You enjoy technical writing as well as providing support to others, and you thrive in a changing environment with ambitious deadlines.
  • You have strong communication skills. It is essential to perform well in the job, that you have a high professional oral and writing proficiency in Danish, as many instructions are written in Danish. Likewise, it is important you have a professional oral and written proficiency in English.

As a professional, you embrace new ideas and changes and are not afraid to take lead and bring new solutions, processes, and improvements forward. You are a strong communicator, and you find it natural to establish new relationships across teams and departments. Finally, you have a quality mindset and a sharp eye for details that you apply when needed.


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.


If you want to hear more about the position, contact Heidi Ardal Larsen (Associate Manager) on: +45 3075 8469.



20 th february 2023

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