Senior Process Scientist for fermentation process

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Would you like to join a dynamic global company and work on an exciting new capacity expansion project? Are you interested in the opportunity to establish new active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturing facilities that bridges new and automated technologies with strong know-how and expertise in biotech manufacturing? Apply now and join us for a life-changing career!

The Position

Novo Nordisk has announced plans to invest more than DKK42 billion to expand existing manufacturing facilities in Kalundborg, to support the current and future company portfolio within serious chronic diseases.

This is why we are currently hiring a Senior Process Scientist to join the investment project.

The activities will be carried out at our site in Kalundborg, Novo Nordisk hub for API manufacturing. 

The position requires a high degree of independence and a desire to set up the processes and equipment in our media production/propagation area.

Your role as Senior Process Scientist will include:

  • Professional responsibility for the processes and equipment in the media production
  • Supporting stakeholders by providing expertise and solutions to secure stabile production with the right quality
  • Contributing to ongoing optimization of existing processes and equipment. This also entails being curious about how other teams and departments work, bringing new knowledge to the team, and sharing knowledge and collaborate with stakeholders in other teams and departments.
  • Challenging existing processes in a respectful and constructive way, and to be a professional mentor for colleagues in the team and department
  • Providing proactive support to the media production/propagation area when up running, ensuring daily operations and equipment always perform with highest output in the right quality

If working with quality and improvement, in a production area which is the heart of Novo Nordisk production, is your passion, this is the job for you.

By the above you will help us create a stable process, delivering quality product to downstream processes.


To succeed in this role, you have:

  • As a minimum a bachelor’s degree in sciences, engineering or similar or a very strong background as laboratory technician
  • Experience from relevant manufacturing processes, manufacturing development, production and/or the laboratory
  • A solid understanding of the pharmaceutical value chain, documentation, regulatory requirements, and GMP
  • English proficiency both verbal and written

We are looking for a person who is a strong collaborator across functions and systems and have a can-do attitude, a solid understanding of the media production and propagation process and the analytical equipment to be applied. As our ideal candidate, you are familiar with setting requirements to process and equipment, and you have demonstrated that you can take innovative ideas all the way from design over testing and installation to verification and qualification. Experience from collaboration with functions such as manufacturing development, engineering partners, analytical laboratories and manufacturing will be an advantage.

On a personal level, you will thrive in this job if you enjoy close teamwork and are a strong motivator of others. You like working in a multicultural environment that demands independence to make critical decisions. Building structure comes naturally to you and you enjoy simplifying wherever simplicity can benefit reaching the right goals faster.

About Novo Nordisk Kalundborg

Since 1969, Novo Nordisk Kalundborg has been a cornerstone in our production of API. With more than 50 years of expertise in large-scale biotech manufacturing, we are today the world’s largest insulin-producing facility. Our 4,400 employees at Novo Nordisk Kalundborg produce half of the world’s insulin, and a number of biopharmaceutical products. Together, we make a difference every day for more than 35 million people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Join our growing manufacturing hub in Kalundborg and gain thousands of dedicated colleagues. It is your drive and our passion, that makes a difference for their future. Are you ready for a life-changing career?

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 Project Vice President Bettina Lund Andreassen +45 3079 6039.


10 December 2023

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.