Senior Scientist

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Scientist for a diverse range of tasks within regulatory toxicology


Do you thrive in an environment with a high variety of tasks and stakeholders? We are seeking a talented and curious M.Sc./PhD to be part of Novo Nordisk A/S and participate in changing the quality of life for millions of people with diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, NASH and other chronic diseases.


About the department

The department Toxicology Development Projects is part of Global Drug Discovery, Novo Nordisk A/S, located in Måløv. We work closely together with our sister department as a Centre of Excellence being responsible for non-clinical safety assessment of drug development candidates. Thus, we support our drug development pipeline with toxicology studies through the entire clinical development program. This support also includes occupational health & safety evaluations of drug candidates, biological evaluations of medical devices, and toxicological risk assessment of impurities, excipients, extractables and leachables from process equipment and drug primary packaging material. Thereby we support a wide range of internal costumers.


Toxicology Development Projects currently holds 10 members. You will be part of a subgroup of 3 people working with biological evaluations, toxicological risk assessment and occupational health and safety assessments. Our department is characterised by an open, sharing, collaborative and ambitious atmosphere with good opportunities for further development.


The job is a 2-year position.


The Job
As a senior scientist in the department you will be part of a team working in a highly dynamic and challenging environment where flexibility and the ability to prioritize are needed.


We are looking for a candidate who will be able to perform biological evaluations of medical devices and toxicological risk assessment of substances.

  • You will be preparing biological evaluations of medical devices
  • You will handle incoming requests on toxicological risk assessment of impurities, excipients, extractables and leachables from process equipment and drug primary packaging material.  
  • You will be involved in toxicological assessment and communication of occupational health and safety of drug candidates for workers in production facilities.
  • You will base your toxicological safety assessments on literature data, in silico models, chemical analysis and biological testing.
  • You will act as sponsor’s monitor for studies conducted at internal and external laboratories and provide scientific input to the studies and test strategy.



You have a chemical/biochemical or life science master’s degree or PhD combined with a solid understanding of toxicology in a broad sense. An educational or professional background in toxicological risk assessment will be an advantage. Ideally:


  • You have experience with the tasks described as part of the “job” including experience with relevant guidelines and regulations
  • You have experience with experimental work
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English
  • You can deliver data in high quality and at the same time have a focus on delivering timely
  • You can undertake several tasks and at the same time follow-up
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment with many tasks and many stakeholders
  • You are proactive and like to give input to/take responsibility for new processes or new ways of working


You are able to work on many different tasks simultaneously and reprioritise when required.



For further information, please contact Head of Department Julie Mangor Lovmand +45 30757879.





Please note that the candidates will be reviewed and selected daily, therefore we encourage you to send your application, without any hesitation.


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.