Senior Formulation Scientist-Tableting

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


We are accelerating our research activities within oral administration of peptides and proteins, and thus recruiting even more of the most talented scientists in the field of oral drug delivery. As Senior Formulation Scientist in early-stage research you will design and execute tableting formulation processes while further building your knowledge in an international scientific environment. Is this something for you? Apply now.


The position

Oral drug delivery is a key component of our company’s strategy, and your role as Senior Formulation Scientist is an important part of the team. Your main objective will be to formulate therapeutic proteins and peptides into oral solid dosage forms and develop innovative oral drug delivery systems. Applying and building on your knowledgebase every day, for you to provide subject matter knowledge to our research.

Furthermore, as a senior formulation scientist, you will:

  • Participate in projects progression, contribute with oral formulation expertise, give input to project plans, present data, handle scientific challenges and discuss results and issues
  • Design and execute laboratory experiments, applying innovation into ground-breaking research
  • Collect and report results with high accuracy and quality
  • Develop good stakeholder management and cross-functional collaboration
  • Identify better practice and create improvements in methods, techniques, approaches, etc.

Working alongside talented colleagues from all over the world, you will share ideas and inspiration across different scientific specialisations. Working at Oral Formulation Research is a mutually rewarding commitment and our consistent growth provides you with professional development and various career opportunities.



You hold a relevant PhD degree in Life Sciences (pharmaceutical sciences or other relevant discipline) combined with minimum 2 years of relevant post-doctoral experience or industry experience.

Furthermore, the required skills:

  • Innovative minded with a track record of research environment within the field of oral formulation or oral drug delivery, documented in scientific publications etc.
  • Hands-on experience in tabletting related processes such as milling, granulation, spray-drying, coating etc.
  • Experience in current approaches for early formulation research and process development within solid dosage forms
  • Working experience in systematic formulation planning
  • A deep understanding of current oral drug delivery technologies combined with insight into the GI-tract physiology.

Solid interpersonal and teamwork skills to provide you with background to work independently and also as part of project teams working towards the same goal.

In exchange we not only offer excellent multicultural work environment but also relocation package, attractive healthcare, pension, competitive salary, bonus scheme and multiple other benefits.


About the department

At Oral Formulation Research in Måløv, Denmark, you’ll join an international, ambitious and collaborative early research team. Our shared goal is to develop peptide and protein formulation concepts to enable oral drug delivery for type 2 diabetes as well as other chronic diseases. Long-term thinking drives our activities, and our research unit has been designed to provide the best scientific environment for the discovery and development of breakthrough medicines. Here, you’ll find the culture of ingenuity necessary to develop the next generation of life-saving therapies. Oral drug delivery is a key component of our company’s future strategy, and we enjoy the full backing from top management that comes with it.

Want to know more? Click here to meet Maria, Philip, Jian and hear more about how we work in Oral Formulation Research.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in 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. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.



For further information please contact Director of Oral Formulation Research, Tina Bjeldskov Pedersen (+45 30 75 18 11) or Senior Formulation Scientist, Jenni Pessi (+45 30 75 40 45).


We will evaluate and conduct interviews on an ongoing basis, so please apply as soon as possible.


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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.