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Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist


Region Hovedstaden




Research and Development

Application deadline

06 May 2018


Would you like to be a part of developing the new drug products in Lundbecks pipeline? Do you possess a strong scientific mind-set and strategic skills? Do you enjoy taking the lead in planning and execution of formulation development and related challenges in an environment where prerequisites and timelines may change overnight? Then you may be our new Pharmaceutical Scientist.
We are currently looking for a Pharmaceutical Scientist for a new position in Pharmaceutical Development. The right candidate will have a strong scientific background within formulation and process development and will be able to support the development projects with scientific insight and coordination of drug product activities. In the CMC project team, you will be using your strategic understanding and knowledge of drug development when participating in setting the right strategy for the projects.
In Pharmaceutical Development, we are 16 highly skilled and passionate colleagues who are focused on pharmaceutical development of all clinical and commercial formulations from early phase development to commercial implementation and life cycle management. The department works with both small molecules and biologics in phases spanning pre-IND stage through validation and launch.
The department is part of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (CMC development) located in Valby. Our focus in CPR is to support the development of new drug candidates within depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. We strive to develop new innovating treatments to help improve the lives of the patients suffering from these diseases.

Your job and key responsibilities  
ou will be responsible for development of pharmaceutical formulations and processes to support our global development projects in our highly integrated CMC project organization. You will be part of the drug product development by defining the right formulation strategy, design and lead drug product development activities and share scientific knowledge and technological understanding with dedicated colleagues across the organization to support our projects.

You will be an active member of the CMC focus team(s), and your responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring flexible planning and coordination of drug product related tasks and matching the shifting project demands over time, including scenario planning, in close collaboration with colleagues across the organization and in collaboration with CRO/CMO’s
  • Drug product development, incl. setting up and reporting experimental designs, ensure proper documentation of the formulation and process development
  • Scientific responsibility for transferring formulations to pilot and commercial production incl. review of BMR and specifications in close collaboration with GMP personnel for the given project
  • Prepare documentation both for internal and regulatory purposes

The job will require you are able to solve complex scientific challenges in an environment where prerequisites and timelines may change overnight. You will work with a wide variety of exciting activities in close collaboration with colleagues in your team, across the organization and with CMO’s.

Our preferred candidate has the following professional and personal qualifications:

  • You hold a MSc or a PhD within pharmaceutical science, engineering or another relevant scientific discipline
  • You have several years of relevant experience within drug product development preferably with biologics and proven scientific skills and experience with a variety of formulation principles.
  • You have a natural interest in understanding drug product processes, and the link between CPP’s, CMA’s and CQA’s
  • Possess a deep understanding of the requirements for the different development phases including knowledge about regulatory and quality aspects of drug development projects.
  • Experience within biopharmacy and understanding the link between preclinical data, clinical data and formulations is a clear advantage
  • You are result-oriented and able to manage problem solving in a structured manner and find innovative solutions if needed
  • You strive to set high scientific standards and are attentive to details and have good documentation standards
  • You work well in teams and interact easily with people on all levels. You thrive equally well as backing to others or as leader of development activities
  • You have excellent communication skills both verbally and written (English)
  • As a person, you possess a personal drive, a positive mind-set and can inspire your colleagues and the teams you work in, even when facing obstacles

Further information
For further information, please contact Director of Pharmaceutical Development Kirstine Høeg-Møller on or +45 30 83 35 98. Your application and CV should not be sent via email.
We also recommend that you have a look at our website.

Your application
Click on the link below to apply for the job. Please send your application as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing incoming applications on an ongoing basis. Applications must be received no later than 06.05.2018.

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Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in psychiatric and neurological disorders. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of research within neuroscience. Our key areas of focus are depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with psychiatric and neurological disorders 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 psychiatric and neurological disorders – 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 programmes and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research centre is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17.2 billion in 2017 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via our LinkedIn company page.


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