Experienced and ambitious chemical process supporter for recovery

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Would you like to drive ambitious goals to successful completion? Are you looking to set your footprint on protein chemistry processes by continuous improvements?


If you are passionate about contributing to employing Industry 4.0 solutions and standards, maybe you are also looking for us? We would like to offer you  a job with lots of opportunities for development in a great work environment whch is right here ready for you.


About the department

Novo Nordisk in Kalundborg, is the world’s largest insulin production plant, with a size corresponding to 156 football lanes, and is large enough to have a 5.5 kilometre running track around the site. We employ more than 3.400 dedicated employees, who all sets ambitious goals and strive to make a difference to our patients by delivering products of high quality.


The Recovery Department is a part of the business area Insulin Manufacturing II (IM2). The department consists of about 130 employees, divided into 5 teams which covers operational, maintenance and process support.

The Support Team, that you would be part of, consists of supporters with technical as well as academic backgrounds.


The position

You will be expected to manage the complexity of supporting, controlling and optimizing equipment for chromatography, reaction and solid-liquid separation. Therefore, advance data analysis, process monitoring, dialogue with key stakeholders and recommendations for process improvements/optimizations are crucial.


You will drive continuous improvements to ensure that our processes become more robust for future demand. When deviations occur, you contribute to the systematic problem solving with your knowledge, experience and dedication, so any repetitions can be avoided.


Besides this, we would like you to take on the lead of optimisation projects and larger tasks across departments, particularly with the fermentation department and QC. Keeping certain process instructions (SOPs) updated and in compliance with current GMP-demands, will also be part of your routines.


You will have ample opportunities to test ideas for quality or process improvements. Your workday will be varied, and you will have a great deal of influence to set your footprint on the future operation of the facility.



  • MSc in chemical engineering, biotechnology or similar
  • Experience with data analysis and/or process control
  • Ability to analyse data and independently extract information
  • Experience with data analysis tools like ex: SAS, JMP, Python or similar
  • Understanding of how to convey complex information to varying audiences and thereby, explain the purpose to get everyone onboard
  • An appetite for solving complex problems applying a systems approach to manage complexity and reach feasible applicable solution
  • Danish language skills or willingness to learn Danish would be considered an advantage


You have the courage, the ambitions and the technical skills to drive the digital change and improvement of our data quality.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we have been changing diabetes since 1923. If you are ready to strengthen our position as an innovative pioneer and respected industry leader, we encourage you to join us to make the most of your talent.



If you wish to learn more about the position, please call manager Sandra Holmegaard Hansen on phone +45 3075 4960 or Pia Kiil Nielsen on phone +45 3079 394.



June 28th 2021. 

Applications will be handled as they are received, so please do not hesitate to apply – either in Danish or English.


Millions rely on us 

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.