Experienced Project Chemist

Category:  Manufacturing

Gentofte, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to make an impact for patients around the world and are you motivated by the pulse in a pharmaceutical production facility? Do you want to be responsible for the microbiological environment in our new isolators? Then we are looking for you as our Project Chemist!


The position
As Environmental Monitoring Project Chemist, you will be a part of the Project Process Support team and responsible for securing, defining, and establishing microbiological monitoring inside our isolator filling line and be our microbiological go-to person. You will work with defining the microbiological sample locations based on rationales for worst-case locations based on your knowledge, experience and data collected during test on the line. You will be responsible for writing rationales and other necessary documentation for securing implementation of the environmental monitoring before and during the production of our aseptic products according to current requirements and GMP. You will be collaborating closely with your colleagues in solving your tasks.


We are approximately 120 colleagues in our department and growing. Therefore, are we looking for a new Project Chemist to join the project of the new isolator filling lines currently being designed and constructed. The department is characterized by highly engaged, professional colleagues and an open, respectful, and involving atmosphere.


To succeed in this role, you have:

  • A Master’s degree within natural science, which could be Pharmacy, Microbiology or similar
  • Experience in working with Microbiology in an Aseptic Pharmaceutical Production
  • A quality mindset
  • Experience in working in a highly regulated environment under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
  • Preferably experience with validation
  • Full professional proficiency in English


As a person you are a team player. You have a proactive and solution-oriented mindset when it comes to solving your tasks. We value initiative and accountability because you will be able to form your own approach to your tasks. Furthermore, you see yourself as good company and would like to contribute to the social atmosphere in the office.


About the area
BRD Finished Products Gentofte and Vaerloese is the production site situated close to Copenhagen. Here we are app. 620 colleagues who take responsibility for transforming Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients into the finished product that patients can use all over the world. We are producing at full speed on existing lines while building and ramping up new state of the art facilities. Our complex processes require a high level of expertise, commitment, and engagement from our employees and include formulation, filling, freeze-drying, product inspection, assembly and pack. We bring value to patients by delivering high-quality Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) compliant products in a timely and cost-efficient manner. We drive change by working actively with LEAN and always looking for improvements within our processes, but also in the way we work together to make our products reach as many patients as possible.


Working in BRD, Novo Nordisk

Biotech & Rare Disease (BRD) is part of Novo Nordisk Product Supply, which is a global production network at the forefront of technology and quality production of pharmaceutical products. In BRD we are not only supplying all Novo Nordisk products for Rare Diseases, but also using our competences in Biotech to support the growing efforts into completely new production platforms and therapy areas for Novo Nordisk. We are app. 2500 colleagues committed to drive change for people with serious chronic diseases. We produce our life-saving medicines out of five state-of-the-art production sites in Denmark and United States - covering the entire production value chain where raw materials are cultivated, purified, formulated, filled, assembled in devices, packed, and distributed across the globe. Not only are we making a difference for patients – we also strive to make a difference for our employees by promoting a learning culture with high level of trust, innovation, and development for everyone. Are you ready for a life-changing career?

For further information, please contact Associate Manager Kim Bech Poulsen at +45 30 79 06 13.


August 21st, 2022. We will review applications and conduct interviews on an ongoing basis. 


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.