Process Engineer

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK



Are you interested in pharmaceutical processes and want to develop monitoring tools and analyze data to recommend improvements? Would you be ready to make an impact on our business and get to know how interconnected decisions play a crucial role in producing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)? 


If your response is yes, you might be the perfect fit for this challenging, two years opportunity! Apply today and become our next Process Engineer!


The position is temporary and is time-limited for two years.


The Position


As a Process Engineer, you will be analysing and making sense of data, developing our fermentation, and maintaining process monitoring systems. 


The main tasks will be to:
•    Support and monitor the production process.
•    Support operators and technicians to ensure stable process performance.
•    Perform systematic problem solving when challenges occur.
•    Analyse a large amount of data to extract correlations and causations for process understanding.
•    Continuously improve the process, and it’s supporting systems, in terms of productivity and simplicity.
•    Use a data-based approach for quantifying deviations.
•    Use a team-based approach for recommending process optimizations.




To succeed in this role, you have: 
•    A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biotechnology, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or similar.
•    Internship or similar type of experience in manufacturing pharmaceutical or similar highly regulated industries is a plus. 
•    Knowledge of scientific principles required for manufacturing pharmaceutical API.
•    Knowledge of fermentation, data analysis and process systems, preferably experience with large-scale production is a plus.
•    Proficiency in written and spoken English.
•    Proficiency in written and spoken Danish in an advantage.

As a person, you are a fantastic communicator that can express complex information to a large audience and explain the purpose to get everyone onboard. You consistently apply a systematic approach to manage complexity and provide solutions to challenges. Your outgoing personality and attention to details enable you to work fast and set direction if needed.


Your willingness to take on tasks and a problem-solving mind is inspiring for your colleagues and stakeholders. You enjoy sharing your knowledge and experience with others.


About the department


You will be part of a team of 15 highly dedicated process engineers and scientists. We value good collaboration with our colleagues and stakeholders and keep a good team spirit which is essential to have an inspiring working environment. We work daily with production and optimization of the processes with the aim of successfully supporting more patients around the world. Therefore, advanced data analysis, process monitoring, dialogue with key stakeholders and recommendations for optimizations are crucial. You will be assigned to the world’s largest insulin factory - Insulin Manufacturing 1 (IM1), located in Kalundborg, the API Manufacturing Hub for Diabetes care at Novo Nordisk. As part of Novo Nordisk’s Product Supply organization, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients is responsible for manufacturing all Insulin-based products. The API Manufacturing Hub is home to 4 Facilities and approximately 3000 employees so, network wise, you will have the opportunity to meet, interact and build relationships with diverse and skilled colleagues.


Working at Novo Nordisk


Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in 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. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.




For further information please contact Associate manager Kasper Karlsen at +45 3075 4964.



10 December, 2023. Please apply with a CV in English.


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.  To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in 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.