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Graduate in Chemical Engineering and Maintenance

Requistion ID:  104

Nykøbing Sjælland, N/A, DK

Date:  Feb 16, 2019

Are you looking for the next step to kick-start your transition from being a student to becoming a young professional within manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in an international research based pharmaceutical company? Then we have the Graduate Programme for you.


As part of your two-year graduate journey at Lundbeck you will be exposed to various parts of the business and encounter many exciting challenges across the company. The learning curve will be steep and we expect a lot from you, but in return we offer a programme that will empower you to grow both on a professional and personal level.


Chemical Engineering and Maintenance in Lundbeck

Chemical Engineering and Maintenance is an integrated part of Lundbeck’s Chemical Production where we produce active pharmaceutical ingredients at our two API facilities, which are located in Lumsås, Denmark (190 employees) and Padova, Italy (120 employees). The active substances are small molecules, which are produced through organic chemistry applying a number of process technological unit operations.


At both sites, various departments, each with its own area of expertise, are required for running an effective operation. These departments include; Purchasing, Planning, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Engineering, QC/QA, Health & Safety & Environment, Process Research & Development and Sales.


Production is conducted according to cGMP and both facilities are regularly audited by relevant regulatory authorities, such as FDA.


The organisation is 10 years mature in operational excellence and very focused on continuous improvement principles and honoured with the prestigious Shingo recognitions. We maintain a safe and sound workplace and work systematically with personnel development.


The graduate position is based at the Danish Chemical Production Facility in Lumsås, Nykøbing Sjælland.


Chemical Engineering and Maintenance is responsible for implementing and maintaining all equipment and facilities at the production site in Lumsås.


Your job and the journey

As a graduate with us you will achieve 360-degree insight and hands-on experience within the fundamental job-functions in executing projects in chemical production in Lundbeck.


The two-year programme is divided into 4 periods: you will start in an engineering position at the Danish facility in Lumsås to get insight in the design, construction and qualification of pharmaceutical production equipment.


Then, a stay in the Engineering department at our Italian facility is envisioned, which will grow your international skills and bind the sites together.


Upon this, a period in Chemical Process Development is planned where you will get an insight of engineering seen from the chemical production perspective.


The final period will take place in the engineering area where you will have specific tasks relating to the link between engineering and maintenance development.


By the end of the programme you will have acquired a very strong, cross-functional profile for continuing your career in Lundbeck.


During the programme you will participate in a wide range of development activities on your own as well as with other graduates - everything designed to guide you through the programme, making sure you are on track and able to unfold your potential.



Our preferred graduate has the following qualifications:

  • You have a Master’s degree in a relevant field (chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent) with a maximum of one year post-academic work experience
  • Your academic achievements are above average and your English language skills are excellent
  • Knowledge of cGMP and LEAN is advantageous
  • Interest in developing pharmaceutical production equipment
  • Interest in being part of and navigating in a cross-cultural organization
  • You focus on detail and quality in your deliveries
  • You are ambitious, drive and push yourself to achieve results
  • You are eager to learn, be challenged, contribute and apply knowledge
  • You build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives


Further information

Join our Open House event on February 6th 2019 at Lundbeck’s Headquarters in Valby. Here you will get a chance to interact with Managers from the relevant areas and hear more about the graduate positions.


Read more and sign up for the event on our website:


For further information about the programme and how to apply, please visit our website:, and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

If you could not find the answer to your question on our website, do not hesitate to send an email to


Recruitment process

The recruitment process will have an additional screening process between the submission of your application and the 1st round of interviews. Once all applications have been received we will process them and you may be invited to submit a 1-minute video presentation. Based on the videos, we will invite 5-6 applicants for the 1st round of interviews.  


Your application

Please click on “Apply now” to apply for the position. Your application should include a motivational letter, CV and academic certificates (or latest grade transcript if you have not graduated yet) – all in English.


Applications must be received no later than February 24th 2019. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain diseases, so every person can be their best. 

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with brain diseases and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.

Our approximately 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales. Our pipeline consists of several late-stage development programs and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research center is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 18.1 billion in 2018 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.8 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.