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Development Chemist

Requistion ID:  1667

Nykøbing Sjælland, Sjælland, DK

Date:  19-Feb-2021

Development Chemist – Process Optimization Laboratory

Lundbeck’s passion links to our purpose about restoring brain health so every person can be their best. We strive to make a real difference to patients. By developing innovative treatments, we improve the lives of people living with brain diseases. Your dedication is crucial. That is why you can expect us to be committed to your progress, so you can stay committed to ours.

Would you like to work at the absolute forefront of organic flow chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry – if yes, please continue reading.


Are you a highly motivated and skilled organic chemist, who has a talent for designing and building new chemical equipment within the field of flow chemistry – then we have the job for you at Lundbeck’s API production site at Sjællands Odde.

As a Development Chemist in the Process Optimization Laboratory, you become part of the department, Chemical Production Development, which comprises 32 highly motivated colleagues. The department is responsible for synthetic work, development and implementation of processes, analytical method development, and support of the chemical production. Our department consists of three teams that works closely together on Production Development Projects, along with the other departments on the site.

You will have a leading role in the continued development of new flow chemistry processes to be implemented in the future.


Your job

As a Development Chemist in our laboratory you will not only utilize your strong synthetic development skills, but also get a unique opportunity for using your ingenuity for designing prototype equipment used within the field of flow chemistry. As such, the equipment and synthesis that you help design will make their way directly into full-scale production at our production facility.

You will be working closely together with the other highly skilled colleagues in the laboratory, both chemists, engineers and laboratory technicians. But you will also have a lot of networking with other colleagues on the site and possible on our other API site in Italy.

Your job will be mainly practical in the laboratory, developing, setting up and fine-tuning new flow systems. The systems are likely to come from your own ideas, through theoretical calculations, practical laboratory work and then finally moved into implementation.

The job requires that you are able to work well with various teams, with very different educational background, but simultaneously take ownership of the projects and makes sure that these gets implemented.

You efficiently document your work in status reports and development reports. You will work independently on smaller projects and in project teams on larger projects. Apart from the daily contact with colleagues in the department, you will also enjoy cross-organizational collaboration in a busy and productive environment, which requires strong professional and interpersonal skills.

The close link to the production processes provides a dynamic and changeable environment where every day is different and the ability to adjust is key.


We offer

Lundbeck offers you good development opportunities in an organization that works cross-functionally in an innovative environment. You will be part of a company with an active improvement culture and an ambition to have state-of-the-art know-how within technical facilities, project management and process development in the pharmaceutical industry.


For Lundbeck it is the employees and their knowledge, which is our most important asset. Lundbeck offers free and flexible working conditions and opportunities so that the individual can shape his/her own job role.


Qualifications and competencies

Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional attributes:

  • You have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, but a highly motivated M.Sc. will also be taken into consideration
  • You have a strong background in organic synthesis and enjoy chemical development
  • You have experience with practical laboratory work and thrives with hands on work.
  • You are energized by working with a combination of theoretical and practical assignments
  • You like being a team player and are excelling in a cross-functional team structure  
  • You excel at planning and executing your work and strive to achieve deadlines
  • You are outgoing and good at collaborating with colleagues and contribute actively to maintain the good atmosphere in the team
  • Although it is an advantage, you do not need to be familiar with reactor techniques and flow chemistry, as this skillset will be learned on site
  • It is an advantage if you are familiar with LEAN and GMP
  • You are flexible, result oriented and engaged
  • You are fluent in Danish and English


Further information

For further information, please contact Manager Mikkel Ahlmann Troldtoft on +45 30 83 70 75

We also recommend that you have a look at our website www.lundbeck.com


Your application

Please click on the link below to apply for the job. Applications must be received no later than March 14, 2021 and should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Application should be written in Danish or English.

Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. Please be aware that the first interview will be in English.


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.
Millions of people worldwide live 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 5,800 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 R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 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.