Combine a position as part-time Process Engineer with an Industry Master of Science in Engineering

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK

Are you looking for a life-changing career within Biomanufacturing more specifically applied to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing? Are you a recently graduated BSc engineer or have a few years’ experience as a Process Engineer? 
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company employing 61,400 employees worldwide. At our manufacturing hub in Kalundborg, Denmark, we are hiring part-time Process Engineers who wants to combine education and experience. What does this translate into? The degree will span for four years combining both a typical MSc education taught by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Kalundborg, and industry experience at Novo Nordisk.  


About the Industry Master of Science in Engineering within Biomanufacturing 

As a student on the Biomanufacturing study line, you will play an essential part in the fast-expanding industry of chemical and biochemical production in Kalundborg. 

During your time of study, you will become an expert in process thinking and work with chemistry and biochemistry at an industrial scale. Taught by leading experts and professors, you will learn to run a factory and work with all the industrial processes – from development and improvements to embedding new technology and digitalized optimizations. You will gain strong engineering knowledge as well as an innovative mindset. 


Do you have a BSc/BEng within chemical engineering, process engineering or similar? Have you recently graduated and perhaps some years of work experience? And are you interested in combining a part time position as a Process Engineer with a part time Industrial MSc Degree in Engineering specialising in Biomanufacturing? The programme, as a typical MSc Engineering program, consists of 120 ECTS points over a 4-year period. 


Please make sure to apply for the Industry Master of Science in Engineering within Biomanufacturing at DTU, before you apply for the position at Novo Nordisk. To be considered for the part-time job as Process Engineer at Novo Nordisk, you need to have a conditional admission letter from DTU.


You can read more about the study line and requirements to apply at DTU:  Studyline in Biomanufacturing - Industry MSc in Engineering, Kalundborg ( or contact Birgit Slej at
The position in Novo Nordisk 


At Novo Nordisk we are looking for candidates with focus on or interest in data analysis, process systems and descriptive and prescriptive analytics. 

Are you interested in understanding pharmaceutical processes, developing monitoring tools and analysing data for recommendation for improvements? Are you interested in business impact and understanding how interconnected decisions play a crucial role when manufacturing pharmaceuticals? Then you can be one of our Process Engineers at our manufacturing hub in Kalundborg, Denmark.


Specifically, you will:

•    Analyse large amounts of data for extracting correlation and causation for process understanding
•    Analyse and understand data from quality control (QC) analyses
•    Develop, maintain, and recommend statistical process control charts for process monitoring
•    Use a science, data-based approach for quantifying process deviations
•    Use a team-based approach for recommending process improvements-optimisations


Qualifications for Process Engineers

Process Engineer candidates should have the following or developing qualifications:
•    Meet the requirements to be enrolled in Biomanufacturing - Industry MSc in Engineering, DTU Kalundborg 
•    Ability to analyse data and independently extract information
•    An appetite for solving complex problems applying a systems approach to manage complexity and reach feasible applicable solution


It is key that you understand how to convey complex information to varying audiences and thereby explain the purpose to get everyone onboard. In addition, you should have proficient oral and written communication skills in English.
Checklist when applying for the position at Novo Nordisk

•    You have been conditional admitted to the Biomanufacturing - Industry MSc in Engineering, DTU Kalundborg
•    Please answer the questions asked when you apply. We use your answers to identify a possible match between you and our open positions. 
•    Please unlock your profile which you create when applying. This will allow us to match your profile with our open positions. The correct setting states ‘Profile visibility: Novo Nordisk Recruiter Worldwide’. 
Deadline to apply: 31. May 2024. Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on the following e-mail: please write part-time Process Engineer in the email subject
Join Novo Nordisk Manufacturing in Kalundborg in times of expansion


We are growing our manufacturing hub. From 2022-2029 Novo Nordisk invest 60 billion DKK to expand existing facilities in our manufacturing hub in Kalundborg, Denmark, for the current and future portfolio within serious chronic diseases. This will establish additional capacity across the entire global value chain from manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) to packaging, with the vast majority being invested in API capacity. With the investment, more than 1200 new jobs will be created. 
This is your opportunity to be part of our exciting journey and help establish the future factories of Novo Nordisk. The new facilities include state-of-the-art production technologies, which will be bridged with our more than 50 years of experience in biomanufacturing. We also have many interesting career opportunities in our existing facilities. Go to Novo Nordisk Kalundborg to learn more.



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.