Associate Formulation Scientist, Oral Formulation Research

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Job description


Måløv, Denmark

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In Oral Formulation Research Department in Denmark we drive state of the art research within peptide and protein formulation concepts, that enable oral drug delivery for type 2 diabetes as well as other chronic diseases. We are growing, and therefore looking to recruit even more of the most talented scientists to plan and conduct experiments. Our mission is crucial to millions of patients – and to the future of Novo Nordisk. Are you ready to take up the challenge? Apply now!


The position

Be a part of a transformation in oral therapies working alongside talented colleagues from all over the world. You will share ideas and inspiration across different scientific areas and soon realize that working at Oral Formulation Research is a mutually rewarding commitment. Our consistent growth provides you with professional development. Your main objective in the role as Associate Formulation Scientist will be to formulate therapeutic proteins and peptides into oral solid dosage forms, and developing innovative oral drug delivery systems. In collaboration with the team of knowledge-sharing, international scientists, you will work with empowerment with access to mentors and experts.  


As an Associate Formulation Scientist, you will:

  • Plan and conduct experiments in laboratory
  • Find solutions to practical issues
  • Take responsibility for setting up day-to-day operations
  • Collect and report results
  • Get the unique possibility to expand your knowledge and learn about early stage research in industry setting


The position is a 2-year temporary position based at a major site in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark.



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 are eager to apply your creativity and scientific curiosity 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.


Furthermore, qualifications are:

  • A relevant MSc degree in Life Sciences (pharmaceutical sciences or other relevant discipline)
  • Knowledge or experience with tablet manufacturing, preferred including characterisation and analysis of solid dosage forms using HPLC
  • Knowledge about current oral drug delivery technologies and insight into gastrointestinal physiology is an advantage.


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.