Associate Scientist for Formulation & Delivery

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you ready to kickstart your career at Novo Nordisk? Do you want to be a key player in Drug discovery research? And do you share our ambition to develop the new pharmaceuticals which will help us improve the quality of life for patients around the world? Then you might be our new colleague.



About the department

Formulation & Delivery is dedicated to delivery of formulations of all molecular modalities for preclinical studies within all therapeutic areas in Global Research. We utilise the most advanced biophysical and pharmaceutical technologies to achieve quality in what we deliver. We work closely together with scientists in pharmacology and technology inside Novo Nordisk as well as with both industry and academic partners outside Novo Nordisk.


The position

As an Associate Scientist in Formulation & Delivery your main objective will be to decide and secure formulations and analyses for in vivo studies of primarily peptides and proteins, but also other molecular formats. You will be part of interdisciplinary project teams comprising diverse competencies spanning across multiple natural sciences and engineering disciplines in our R&D organization.


Your main task will be to design and conduct experiments to support research and drug development based on your knowledge of molecular characteristics, formulation and biophysics in combination with an understanding of in vivo studies and animal welfare.


This job will offer you a high level of independency and flexibility within the research project framework and you will work closely together with other departments in Denmark or our research sites outside Denmark.


This is an 18-month maternity cover position.




We are looking for a candidate who has several of the below qualifications:


  • A relevant MSc degree in Life Sciences (pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, or other relevant discipline)
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical liquid formulation and characterisation
  • An understanding of automation and digitalisation is highly favourable
  • Preferably a track record of research within formulation and delivery as well as experience of biophysical technologies including chromatography
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite.



You have a flexible mind-set and find it motivating to work in a dynamic project environment. You are a team player with a constructive attitude who takes pride in working with and understanding scientific challenges. You should value knowledge sharing with other scientists, as well as with our experienced laboratory technicians. You possess good networking and communication skills. You are creative in finding solutions to scientific challenges encountered during your research.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global company headquartered in Greater Copenhagen area in Denmark. The department is part of Novo Nordisk Global Research Technologies, which counts 500+ employees passionate about bringing the best solutions to the more than 25 million patients currently treated by NN products.


At Novo Nordisk your skills, dedication and ambition help us change lives for the better for patients around the world. As their needs evolve, so does our challenge to find better and more innovative ways to improve their quality of life. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and to benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.



For further information please contact Director Hanne B. Rasmussen (+45) 3079 3715 or Associate Scientist Peter Young (+45) 3077 6363.



16 December 2021


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