Process Supporter with academic background for insulin production / Fermentation

Category:  Manufacturing

Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK


Do you have an academic background in biotechnology, chemical engineering or similar, and a flair for continuous improvement, and a desire to engage in meaningful work? Then, your contribution is needed to help Novo Nordisk to ensure a stable flow of insulin production at the world's largest insulin plant!


About your future department

Join a dynamic workplace at Novo Nordisk in Kalundborg - the world's largest insulin production plant - with a size corresponding to 156 football lanes. The Support Team, that you would be part of, consists of supporters with technical- as well as academic backgrounds. We are responsible for the process-flow involving the fermentation process, equipment, and machinery in the plant.


The position

Together with your colleagues, you will have the daily professional responsibility to address challenges and ensure a smooth manufacturing process. The position involves frequent support to ensure a stable and consistent production, and you will therefore benefit from the ability to maintain an overview of multiple tasks. As such, it is vital that you can prioritize the most important things first, ensuring that things are finished in time, and with a strong focus on quality. 


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Daily operational support
  • GMP documentation
  • Implementation of continuous improvement
  • Work assignments (behind the desk and in production areas) such as process analysis and computer modelling
  •  Emergent and preemptive problem-solving on the production front


  • Master's degree in a related science area such as Microbiology, Biotechnology, applied physics, chemistry engineer or similar 
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge about Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) or Continuous improvement (Lean /Six Sigma) would be advantageous
  • Statistical knowledge or previous experience with python or Matlab would be advantageous
  • Fluent Danish and English


Furthermore, you are an effective communicator who can adeptly explain concepts and transfer knowledge to your stakeholders with ease. You thrive in an environment where you get things done, and reach your goals and do so in a poised way - maintaining your focus and good mood, even at times when things are very busy.

Please note that we will adjust the range of responsibilities accordingly to your qualifications and professional experience. You might also be considered for the position if you are newly graduated, yet able to make personal impact on your surroundings, as well as having high ambitions for the future. 



5th December 2021 


If you have any questions, please contact team leader Kalle Rajendra on +45 30796347 or Sandra Holmegaard Hansen on +45 30754960. 

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so do not hesitate to send your application already today!


About Novo Nordisk A/S
Novo Nordisk is the world's largest manufacturer of products for diabetes patients. More than 43,000 are employed around the world, of which 3,000 can call the site in Kalundborg their workplace. The site is constantly evolving, with expansion of existing facilities and development of educational facilities taking place in the years to come.


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.