Director/Senior Manager - Biophysics & Injectable Formulation

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK



Do you want to contribute to Novo Nordisk´s exciting R&D pipeline by developing next generation biologics products? Are you passionate about leading people and grow individuals as well as teams? Would you like to spearhead our ambitions to continue to be world leading within biophysics and formulation of peptides, proteins and antibodies, while at the same time preparing us for future modalities and drug delivery technologies? Then you could be the candidate we are looking for to lead our Biophysics and Injectable Formulation department 2.


The position


In this role you will lead experts within biophysical characterization of peptides and proteins and development of injectable formulations. Additionally, the department is part of shaping the future of biophysics and formulation at Novo Nordisk, ensuring that we prepare for new drug modalities and delivery technologies either by building new competencies or via collaboration with world-leading partners from academia and industry. Your responsibilities include scoping of the scientific work required to advance our projects in alignment with stakeholders in the R&D organisation and to drive innovation and generation of new project ideas in the department. Moreover, you will be identifying and spearheading data science and automation initiatives in close collaboration with application and data scientists.


You will be responsible for managing and developing a team of highly engaged scientists and lab technicians. It is your job to set the strategic direction and business targets for the department, to develop people, and to ensure an inspiring and motivating working environment.


You will become part of a vibrant and dedicated leadership team where you will help set the direction for the Biophysics and Formulation CVP area. You will work to ensure flexible allocation of resources consistent with overall R&D priorities while keeping an eye on long term goals.




You hold a Ph.D. in natural sciences or life sciences and have at least 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or academia. The preferred candidate has a proven track record within biophysical characterisation and/or formulation development of peptides and proteins as demonstrated by publications/patents and an international network within the field.


You have at least 2 years of people leadership experience and demonstrated strong leadership qualities. You display excellent collaboration and communication skills and evident commitment to create winning teams with focus on continuous people development. You have a proactive and visible leadership style and the ability to set clear direction in a complex environment. You display a high level of personal engagement, drive, independence and integrity.



About the department


The Biophysics and Formulation area is a central part of Global Research Technologies located in Måløv, Copenhagen area, Denmark. The CVP area consists of 5 departments and is responsible for biophysical screening and early injectable and oral formulation development of peptides, proteins, and new modalities, such as RNA-based therapeutics, across the entire Novo Nordisk research portfolio. We aspire to drive innovation by applying cutting edge technology and biophysics and formulation expertise, and we are currently transforming the way we work via implementation of automated workflows and use of data science. The Department of Biophysics and Injectable Formulation 2 consists of 18 highly skilled employees comprised of 9 scientists at all levels and seniority and 9 experienced lab technicians.


Working at Novo Nordisk


Research & Development is vital to Novo Nordisk’s continuous growth. We combine world-class scientific, pharmaceutical, and clinical expertise with the highest ethical standards to continue to improve the quality of life of millions of patients across the world. Therefore, we give you the opportunity to bring your personal ambition and passion to work to improve the quality of life of our patients.




For further information, please contact Corporate Vice President Susanne Hostrup at +45 3075 6305 or Director Nikolai Lorenzen +45 3075 6102.




28 May 2021


Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.