Scientist - Drug Product Formulation Development

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you eager to join a department linking research and production? Supporting the development and documentation of formulations and processes for new injectable products? If yes, we have an exciting vacancy in late phase formulation development, focusing on the Obesity and Diabetes portfolio.


About the department

Injectable Formulation Development is part of CMC (Chemical, Manufacturing and Control) Development in the Research & Development organisation. A team based in Malov, we are responsible for developing formulations and production processes for injectables comprising e.g., GLP-1 products, insulins, haemophilia products, RNAi and monoclonal antibodies, specifically for non-clinical studies and phase 1-3 clinical trials.

In Injectable Formulation We develop and formulate all new protein and peptide processes from our research units. Working in CMC Development, you’ll be part of a team of the best and brightest in your field, where scientific integrity is standard and shared responsibility is ingrained in everything we do.


The job

As a Scientist within Injectable Formulation Development, you get to play a key role in developing the process and documentation of drug products for next generation of innovative injectables.  Securing optimal pharmaceutical characteristics and stability. You will collaborate with a project team responsible for the product and process development


 Other responsibilities include:

  • Design, interpret and report development studies on drug products, including studies to support patent applications
  • Play a prominent role in solving scientific and technical challenges related to drug product development
  • Establish drug product specifications and technology transfer documentation to production sites
  • Write reports for internal and external use, including clinical trial applications and marketing authorisation applications
  • Contribute to the ongoing automation and digitalisation of processes and systems with LEAN as the guiding principle.
  • Participate in handling complex data via e.g., Machine Learning (ML) and utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI)



  • You hold a PhD or an M.Sc. within Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biophysics, Engineering, or related field of study.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in drug product development, e.g., formulation or process development, automation, regulatory and quality aspects of drug development projects. #
  • As we foresee a future with an immense data-load, experience within data processing, machine learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English are required.


You value knowledge-sharing and you are keen to inspire your colleagues with your positive and can-do attitude. You also enjoy taking responsibility to drive your own tasks and taking initiatives to contribute to continuous improvements. Lastly, you master both verbal and written English.



For further information, please Associate Manager, CMC Formulation Development, - Mette Willer at +45 3075 1662



Application Deadline Sunday 30th of January 2022.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.




Millions rely on us 

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize 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 to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.