Senior Formulation Scientist, Oral Formulation Research

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Job description


Måløv, Denmark

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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 laboratory experiments while further building your knowledge in an international scientific environment. Being innovative and conduct creative troubleshooting is a central part of the position. 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. Your communication skills are developed through mentoring and coaching of more junior colleagues.


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
  • Demonstrate good stakeholder management and cross-functional collaboration
  • Design and execute laboratory experiments, applying innovation into ground-breaking research
  • Collect and report results with accuracy and quality
  • 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. You will soon realize that working at Oral Formulation Research is a mutually rewarding commitment and that our consistent growth provides you with professional development and career opportunities. It is experience you can’t get just anywhere. Yet it´s impact is everywhere.



You are driven by the basic tenet of science – to take on something that people think can’t be done, and to go way beyond where we are today. You apply your creativity to find solutions to the scientific challenges you encounter during your research, and you share knowledge and experience freely with other scientists, lab technicians and researchers to further our common cause.

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, your qualifications are:

  • A track record of innovative research within oral formulation or drug delivery
  • Formulation expertise within solid dosage forms, including characterisation and analysis
  • A deep understanding of current oral drug delivery technologies combined with insight into the GI-tract physiology
  • Innovative mindset is required, documented in scientific papers, industry experience etc.


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 Tina Bjeldskov Pedersen (+45 30 75 18 11) or Jenni Pessi (+45 30 75 40 45).



June 30, 2021. We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis, so please apply as soon as possible.


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.