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Analytical Scientist - Analytical Development

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Copenhagen, N/A, DK


Analytical Scientist – Analytical Development


Do you want to use your passion for analytical chemistry to help us in developing innovative treatments, to improve the lives of people living with brain diseases?


We are looking for an experienced analytical scientist (senior scientist/specialist) who will be part of our Analytical Development group and work closely together with skilled colleagues from other scientific disciplines to find unique solutions in our small-molecule R&D development projects.


Joining us, you will be part of an organization which is solely focused on development of new drug candidates for brain diseases, and you will be part of the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (CPR) area which is responsible for CMC development at Lundbeck.


The department Analytical Development (AD) consists of 24 engaged and competent employees (11 academics, 10 technicians and 3 assistants) working cross-organizationally on our small-molecule development projects from late discovery to product launch.


The department is responsible for physico-chemical characterization, development and validation of new analytical methods, and release and stability analyses for drug substances and drug products for clinical studies. We are working internally with a range of analytical techniques, such as HPLC, GC, LC/MS, Dissolution, KF, XRPD and particle size measurement, and we are working with CMO partners for some of our projects.


Your job and key responsibilities

You will be part of our analytical project teams as drug product analytical lead and use your scientific knowledge and expertise to ensure we meet project milestones and solve challenges in the individual projects. This will be done in close collaboration with colleagues from Analytical Development and Pharmaceutical Development.


You will be responsible for the analytical development activities on drug product like methods development, validation, stability studies and release for clinical studies for the given project.



Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:


  • You have a Ph.D. within analytical chemistry, chemistry, pharmaceutical science or another relevant scientific discipline. Candidates with Master degrees and commensurate experience will also be considered.
  • You have several years of relevant experience and proven scientific skills within analytical development in the pharmaceutical industry, preferable within drug product small-molecules methods like dissolution.
  • You possess drive and a positive mindset, embrace challenges, and can inspire your colleagues and the teams you work in, even when facing obstacles
  • You have a good understanding of CMC development, and in-depth experience with the corresponding analytical documentation.
  • You possess creative and strategic skills to solve complex scientific challenges in an environment where prerequisites and timelines change rapidly
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English

Further information
For further information, please contact VP of Pharmaceutical R&D Frank Høien on fhk@lundbeck.com or +45 30832399. Your application and CV should not be sent via email.
We also recommend that you have a look at our website, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Your application
Please click on the link below to apply for the job. Applications must be received no later than 26 January 2020.

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 health, 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.

Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/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 www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.