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Development Chemist

Requistion ID:  383

Nykøbing Sjælland, N/A, DK

Date:  14-Aug-2019

Development Chemist – Process Optimization Laboratory


Are you a highly motivated and skilled chemist who is eager to use your strong chemical knowledge on synthetic challenges – then we have the job for you at Lundbeck’s API production site at Sjællands Odde.


As Development Chemist in the Process Optimization Laboratory, you become part of the department, Chemical Production Development, which comprises 25 highly motivated colleagues who are responsible for synthetic work, development and implementation of processes, analytical method development, and support of the chemical production.


You will have a leading role in the continued development of how chemical production in Lundbeck is conducted.


Your job

As Development Chemist, your role will be combining strong theoretical and practical chemical competencies in organic chemistry to design and develop chemical syntheses, synthesize challenging chemical entities and optimize processes in the laboratory. Together with the process chemists and engineers responsible for the production, you will be generating the chemical knowledge needed for troubleshooting chemical processes in full scale in a timely manner. You will provide technical assistance to your colleagues to transition laboratory experiments to large-scale equipment.


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 PhD in chemistry
  • You have solid experience within organic synthesis in the laboratory
  • You are energized by working with a combination of theoretical and practical assignments
  • You excel at planning and executing your work and strive to achieve deadlines
  • You are good at collaborating with colleagues and contribute actively to maintain the good atmosphere in the team
  • It is advantageous if you are familiar with LEAN
  • You are flexible, result oriented and engaged
  • You are fluent in Danish and English



Further information

For further information, please contact Manager Kasper Worm-Leonhard on +45 30 83 71 84


We also recommend that you have a look at our website


Your application

Please click on the link below to apply for the job. Applications must be received no later than 1st September 2019 and should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.

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.