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Principal Safety Scientist

Requistion ID:  3264

Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, DK

Date:  05-Aug-2022

Safety Scientist, Medical Safety, Global Patient Safety


Do you want to be part of an innovative science team aiming to develop therapies for the treatment of brain diseases? Do you have a solid background in pharmacovigilance and clinical development? Do you possess analytical skills do you have a wish to contribute to an area of great unmet needs for patients? If so, you may be our new Safety Scientist in Medical Safety. We currently have 2 open positions in our Global Patient Safety department located at our headquarters in Copenhagen. Other key sites for Global Patient Safety include Deerfield, Chicago, US, and Singapore.

As a function within Research and Development, Global Patient Safety is responsible for the safety surveillance and benefit-risk assessment of all Lundbeck’s pharmaceutical products, including pipeline and established products. We consist of more than 90 dedicated colleagues who strive to successfully deliver comprehensive safety knowledge in a dynamic and engaged global team atmosphere. The Medical Safety department consists of more than 20 safety scientists and safety leads and has global responsibility for the surveillance of all safety information for Lundbeck’s marketed as well as products under development.

Your job and key responsibilities

You will be responsible for the ongoing safety surveillance of one or more products, primarily within development projects. Key responsibilities include case processing, post-marketing and clinical safety surveillance, safety reports and safety handling in clinical trials in close collaboration with the Safety Lead. In addition, you will participate in cross-functional projects of further processes development. You will work independently and in a cross-functional organization with your colleagues from Global Patient Safety, project leaders, clinicians, regulatory affairs, medical affairs, pre-clinical toxicology, biometrics, clinical pharmacology, CMC, and external agents in an international environment with great opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills. Assuming responsibility, communicating information and taking action will be a part of your workday.

We offer

We offer you an opportunity for professional and personal development and to be part of a team of academic employees with different scientific backgrounds and cultural diversity. Further, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the development of new innovative treatments of brain diseases.



Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • University degree in life sciences (e.g., M Sc Pharm., M Sc Human Biology) preferably supplemented with documented scientific training (e.g., PhD)
  • Solid experience (at least 3 years) within pharmacovigilance and clinical trial safety is a MUST
  • Working experience with monoclonal antibodies is an advantage
  • Good understanding of medical concepts, disease processes, scientific methodology, drug development and data analysis
  • Strong analytical sense and curiosity
  • High ethical standards, responsible and organized with an ability to adapt and drive constant change for continuous improvement
  • Project management skills
  • Can work against tight deadlines, has good sense of urgency and cope well under pressure
  • Can make independent decisions
  • Team player and good at establishing contact, collaborating, and communicating with stakeholders
  • Thrive in a multicultural environment of continuous development
  • Excellent oral and written communication competence in English (company language)

Seniority will be evaluated based on the candidate experience.

Further information


For further information please contact Head of Clinical Safety Operations, Medical Safety, Mette Hesselager at We also recommend that you visit our website


Your application

Please click on the link below to apply for the job. Applications must be received no later than August 21st.



About Lundbeck

Tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best

With too many people living with brain diseases around the world, our purpose couldn't be more important or more worth striving for. Every day we work tirelessly to change the outcome for these people. We are a community of specialists fiercely dedicated to restoring brain health, drawing on, and embracing, the uniqueness of every employee.

Our global footprint

Our approximately 5,300 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged across the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our research programs tackle some of the most complex challenges in neuroscience, and our pipeline is focused on bringing forward transformative treatments for brain diseases for which there are few, if any therapeutic options. We have research facilities in Denmark and the United States, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 16.3 billion in 2021 (EUR 2.2 billion; USD 2.6 billion).  

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