Environmental Chemist for classified API production facility

Category:  Manufacturing

Hillerød, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you passionate about working with Environmental Monitoring (EM) and helping to define how we ensure the right environment in our production facilities? Would you like to improve how we support and conduct monitoring and reporting activities as well as the Performance Verification of our classified areas? Then this might be your next job.

About the department

At Biopharm API DK Facility & Projects, we support two classified API production facilities that produce quality products for the treatment of hemophilia. The department is responsible for production equipment, IT / automation, maintenance, calibration, and the internal production environment. We are organized in teams with daily cooperation closely across departments, teams, and professional groups.

You will be part of the environmental team consisting of 10 talented and dedicated employees; 7 environmental chemists and 3 sample takers. The team is responsible for ensuring that the environment is top-notch and that we comply with regulatory requirements, including requirements in internal procedures. Professionalism is key, and we work with a strong can-do attitude in relation to solving our challenges.

The position

Your primary area of responsibility will be to ensure that our classified areas meet the regulatory requirements. This entails the responsibility for monitoring of production environment, steam, water and gasses, and the processing and reporting of results and validation activities. You will be in charge of data processing in the IT systems PEMS and global LIMS, deviation management, validation testing including the final reporting thereof. These activities are essential in connection with status assignment of the API produced. You will be working in a busy but socially relaxed and informal environment, where we emphasize collaboration, optimism, engagement, well-being, humour, commitment, and compliance. We offer you an exciting job in an open and dynamic work environment with good opportunities for professional and personal development.


  • You hold a master’s degree/academic degree in natural science or in microbiology and have 2-3 years of experience from the pharmaceutical industry or related industry
  • You have experience with Environmental Monitoring (EM) including performance validation of classified areas
  • You have knowledge of GMP and experience with documentation according to specific guidelines and frameworks
  • You have experience in dealing with deviations and change requests
  • High verbal and written communication skills in English; Danish language skills are an advantage

As a person, you have an analytical approach to your tasks. You familiarize yourself with the topics, analyze the information and assess what the best solution is. You thrive with routine tasks, work systematically with here and now problem solving, and are curious on improvements and execution of these. Thus, it is important that you are good at planning and working in a structured manner. Experience with LEAN, or other experience with simplification tools is an advantage.

We expect you to be optimistic by nature and possess an independent drive and initiative to solve relevant tasks that are not necessarily formally delegated to you. We work as a team towards the same goal and therefore it is important that you are able to collaborate with your closest colleagues as well as across the organization.

Working at Novo Nordisk 

At Novo Nordisk you will be met with confidence, exciting challenges and great opportunities for personal and professional development. You will get the opportunity to put your unique skills into play in an environment where sparring and knowledge sharing is paramount, and where your knowledge and experience are valuable. We are proud to use our dedication and our ability to make a difference to millions of people with chronic disorders.


If you would like to know more about the position, please contact Line Maria Irlund Pedersen at 3079 2624.


16 May 2021

You are welcome to submit your application in Danish or English. Qualified candidates may be interviewed before deadline.


Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.