Junior/ Senior Organic Chemist

Category:  Manufacturing

Køge, Region Zealand, DK


Would you like to use your organic chemistry, chemical synthesis or solid phase synthesis experience to develop a variety of early and late-stage resin products? You can now become a part of a department, were there isn’t long from idea to action. If you are motivated by a changing environment and have a proactive mind-set, then you might be our new Organic Chemist in R&D Manufacturing Development at Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S.

Join us for a life changing career.


The position

We offer an exciting position where you will drive the daily work on resin development projects. If you have experience with organic chemistry, chemical synthesis or solid phase synthesis you will get the possibility to use that knowledge to help us develop our products. In close collaboration with your colleagues, you will:

  • Planning and conducting experiments in our laboratories together with our laboratory technicians
  • Evaluating and reporting data in a structured and understandable way
  • Building and maintaining good relations with a wide range of stakeholders including production teams, Quality Assurance, Research, analytical teams, customers and project groups
  • Driving both new products and ensuring expert support to existing products


This helps us ensure that we can take our processes from development to production facilities.

We are looking for a person that is curious, driven, collaborative and ready to learn - as long as you have the right qualification both new graduates and experienced profile are welcome to apply. 



To succeed in this role, you have:

  • As a minimum a master’s degree within a scientific field such as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry or pharmacist
  • Relevant experience (practical or theoretical) working with resins (Silica and/or Polymeric)
  • Experience (practical or theoretical) with organic chemistry, chemical synthesis or solid phase synthesis
  • You are fluent in English and would be willing to learn Danish


As a person, you are outgoing and self-driven – you thrive in an environment where you get to throw yourself in at the deep end, always seizing an opportunity for personal and professional development.


About the department

We are 34 employees in the R&D department consisting of Principal Scientists, Scientists and Laboratory Technicians. You will become Development Scientist in the Manufacturing Development department which consists of 15 dedicated employees that develop and supply novel materials for manufacturing of therapeutic proteins in the biopharmaceutical industry. 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. The atmosphere is relaxed, creative and characterised by our growth mindset.


Working at Novo Nordisk Phamatech

Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S is a 100% owned subsidiary of Novo Nordisk, located in Køge. We are more than 200 people covering the entire value chain from R&D and Business Development to Manufacturing, Marketing, and Sales. Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S is a global and leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical ingredients for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Our purpose is to enable better medicines by providing sustainable pharmaceutical materials through innovative and customised solutions. Our product range consists of Quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats), Recombinant Insulin, Customised Purification Resins, and Specialty Enzymes.



If you have any questions about the job, please do not hesitate to reach out to Senior Manager Alexander Hildenbrand: +45 3079 3630



Please apply before 17th July 2022.


Interviews will be conducted 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.


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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.