Senior cleaning scientist

Senior Cleaning scientist

Do you want to initiate and drive exciting new initiatives to transform how we work with cleaning? Are you ready to establish new cleaning standards and simplify our processes to ensure the right quality at the right price for the customers? Are you creative and able to think out of the box? We are looking for a chemist with cleaning experience who can help us develop and establish new methods to investigate cleaning procedures at lab scale.

About the department

You can look forward to becoming part of a dynamic and well-functioning team consisting of 10 chemists and 5 laboratory technicians. We thrive on professional challenges and work independently with great individual responsibility and a high level of commitment. We collaborate with diverse stakeholders in the organization including production departments, research, regulatory affairs, and QA. We therefore enjoy being part of a wide range of activities and projects within the organization.

The department is part of Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (DAPI) Manufacturing Development (MDev) and consists of approx. 70 employees distributed into 5 teams. The department is in Bagsværd, but as our primary objective is to support the production facilities in Kalundborg, you should therefore expect to work in Kalundborg, typically 3-4 days a month.

The position

We are seeking a senior cleaning scientist in DAPI MDev with a specialized understanding of cleaning processes and principles and a creative flair for continuous improvement. In the job, you will have two primary areas of responsibility: supporting projects on cleaning strategy and supporting the daily API production in matters regarding cleaning.

The job

Your primary responsibilities will be implementation of new cleaning technologies and approaches, authoring reports, supporting production in problem solving, supporting audits and regulatory inspections. You will work with experienced colleagues across the organisation, ensuring implementation of new cleaning processes, as well as ongoing support of existing facilities and products.

You will be expected to develop, execute, and implement operational optimisation projects to increase manufacturing efficiencies for personnel and equipment, to ensure quality and compliance. Your other work tasks will include supporting manufacturing campaigns, authoring investigation summaries, authoring GMP documents (SOP’s and production documents).

The position will give you great opportunities to develop and deliver effective skill building and training for our production supporters, collaborate with individuals and teams, and build a solid and well-functioning network. You will be instrumental in assuring local operational practice reflects local procedure and instruction, which will require that you understand technology operation capabilities, limits, and control strategies in the manufacturing plants.

You will experience an enthusiastic working climate focused on quality, teamwork, and delivery.


We expect that you have solid theoretical background and an academic degree (Cand. Pharm, Chemical Engineer, Chemistry or equivalent). You have specialized knowledge within the field of cleaning validation from pharmaceutical production as well as experience in managing smaller projects in a GMP regulated environment. It is preferred that you have knowledge of LEAN principles.

On a personal level you have a positive attitude; you are committed and work in a systematic manner. As cleaning scientist, you engage in troubleshooting to support the manufacturing activities and perform a variety of activities to ensure the compliance state of our cleaning validation. You find challenges exciting and you can maintain your overview and act in compliance with regulations despite being busy and involved in various tasks simultaneously. You are fluent in both written and spoken Danish and English.

It is important that you are a good communicator, since you are in daily contact with other chemists, technicians, production employees, project managers, analytical laboratories, and others, both in Denmark and the US.


For further information, please contact Ingeborg Bui at +45 30775953

Millions rely on us

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.

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