QC Chemist, Koriyama Factory

Category:  Quality

Koriyama, Fukushima, JP


Are you passionate about scientific research or analysis, and are you motivated by ensuring that Novo Nordisk delivers high-quality products to our patients worldwide? Then you must be our new Quality Control (QC) Chemist. Join us and be a part of the world-renowned pharmaceutical company whose aim is to change patients’ lives. Apply today!

About the department
For 100 years, Novo Nordisk has been tackling the unmet medical needs of people living with serious chronic diseases, such as diabetes & obesity. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.
Novo Nordisk's new drug development portfolio is rich, and we expect to launch many more formulations in the future. The Quality Control Department is also constantly working on new tasks for new developments as well as routine tasks. Therefore, this is a very rewarding job with many opportunities to be exposed to cutting-edge formulations and logical technologies.
As a QC chemist, you will have the opportunities to go on business trips to receive the technology transfer in regards to the new products at the headquarters in Denmark, and also many other opportunities to collaborate with the global quality team on a daily basis. You will be able to experience the technology of the world's leading company in diabetes treatment on a global level.


The position 
As a QC Chemist, you are to manage the QC projects/activities methodically and properly according to the product specifications and Quality Control Standard Code. You are also expected to enhance the relationship between the QC relevant stakeholders in order to assure the internal compliance with the support of QC Team Leader/specialist when needed.
The key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Lead QC technician/s to perform the requested examination and accordingly contribute to the stable supply of high-quality products and accelerating the continuous improvement of the annual routine tasks to seek for higher efficiency, ensuring the compliance of requirements by gathering and grasp of the latest Japanese regulations to create or update the relevant contents.
  • Properly manage QC tasks, including reception control evaluation, release evaluation, PPM (Printed Packaging Material) evaluation, etc. Improve processes/procedures by implementing MRA (Mutual Recognition Agreement), considering QC test outsourcing, and introducing TGS (Tail Gate Sample)/certified suppliers for higher efficiency.
  • Contribute to stable supply of high-quality products through QC equipment/machine/system management plan. Ensure compliance of QC process and operations with SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and other requirements.
  • Implement Global IT compliance improvements (Global LIMS, Global Empower3, Planner) as new global systems for all processes according to QC plan. 
  • Have knowledge of the latest global SOP and Japanese regulations to ensure regulatory compliance and enhance team members' collaborative awareness to ensure the timely launch of new products. Support technicians in performing requested examination for new product launch or handling customer complaints.



  • Degree or experiences in scientific research of scientific chemistry or biochemistry is required.
  • Experiences or knowledges of methodical devices in scientific research are required.
  • Experiences of drug products manufacturing process (Quality Control) is preferred.
  • Knowledges of relevant law is preferred.
  • Japanese and English communication skills (email, Teams/Face-to-Face meeting etc.) are essential. 


Working at Novo Nordisk
We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life free of chronic disease.


Upload your CV to our online career page (click on Apply and follow the instructions). 
Until the completion of recruitment
Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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.