CMO Scientist

Category:  Manufacturing

Køge, Region Zealand, DK


As Contract Manufacturing Supporter (Excipient production) you will work with CMO’s (Contract Manufacturing Organizations) that produce some of our products. The main work responsibility is to act as our GMP support for excipient manufacturing in project teams with a special focus on facility, equipment and QMS.

You will be one major interface between Novo Nordisk Pharmatech and our external manufacturing partners.


The Job

  • Author and review project documentation, deviations, batch records, change requests etc.
  • Have insights into the technical process equipment and facility
  • Be a part of a team that is put together cross-functionally
  • Gain knowledge of the production through the project work, including the chemistry behind the process, the production equipment, the facility and other processes related to the manufacture


We expect you to make procedural or process suggestions for achieving team goals or performing team functions; providing necessary resources and help to remove obstacles, ensuring the team accomplishes specific results.


You are an outgoing person that always seeks solutions and compromises to achieve the best outcome for the team and organization but never compromises on quality. You will have a wide variety of stakeholders, therefore the ability to work across boundaries is critical for your success.

  • Master’s Degree within a relevant area, e.g. Chemistry, Pharmacy, Engineering or similar
  • Theoretical background is combined with min. 2 years of practical experience within the pharmaceutical industry and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products under GMP
  • You should be able to demonstrate knowledge of excipient or API production within protein or enzyme production
  • Knowledge within SAP is also a merit
  • You have an analytical mind-set with the ability to work in a structured way and an ability to support multiple activities
  • Strong communication skills in the English language


As a person you are good at building trust with stakeholders, and you naturally share important and relevant information with your team. Working location will be in Køge and since international collaboration is an integrated part of your job, you can expect to be travelling around 10 days per year.


About the department


The Manufacturing Development department in Novo Nordisk Pharmatech consists of 25 dedicated employees split into three teams. You will become CMO Scientist in the PSG Project Management and Contract Manufacturing team consisting of 9 people, chemists and Project Managers. This team ensures a successful setup of the CMO collaborations as well as project planning for the developed products from development to commercial production on site.


We work in close collaboration with our customers to develop optimal purification solutions for new and existing molecules used for the treatment of many different conditions as well as process enzymes crucial for bioprocessing of established and upcoming therapeutic moieties. The atmosphere is relaxed, creative and characterised by our growth mindset.


Working at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S


Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S has 250+ employees and is 100% owned by Novo Nordisk A/S. The ability of Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S to produce and deliver quality products to the pharmaceutical industry, combined with our complete range of services within regulatory requirements, makes us a preferred supplier to many global pharmaceutical companies. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S is a fast-growing company, which is generating many exciting projects and excellent development opportunities. 




For further information please contact Associate Manager Christin Schäfer at +45 2429 4151.



June 4th, 2023.

Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, and we regularly call for interviews.

Please do not hesitate to apply, by simply uploading 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.