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Process Chemist


Region Sjælland




Research and Development

Application deadline

28 July 2018


We are looking for very talented PhD organic chemists with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry to work at our small-scale development site in Lumsås, Nordvestsjælland, approximately 35-40 min from Roskilde. The position is in our Safety and Technical Chemistry group in Lumsås and is part of the Process Chemistry group. It is responsible for the supply of multi-Kg amounts of development candidates to support investigational and clinical studies.  The group is particularly focused on the upscaling of synthetic routes to manufacture API under full GMP to support the required clinical studies.
The candidate should have a strong desire and a demonstrated ability to deliver practical solutions to our synthetic challenges along the different phases of the pharmaceutical research value chain.  The role requires the ability to work closely with the colleagues in the different departments, such as the analytical chemistry and the route-finding groups and consequently necessitates excellent communication skills.
The successful candidate will combine great insight and creativity in organic chemistry with an ability to deliver safe, practical and scalable procedures that can be efficiently implemented in our pilot plant.  Consequently, a good understanding of the challenges of performing organic chemistry on scale is very important.  Fluency of English is essential, as is an excellent command of Danish.

Your job and key responsibilities
Development, optimisation and the scale up of chemical processes to enable multi-kg amounts of development compounds to be produced safely under full GMP on time to support clinical studies.  Further development of chemical processes already implemented in process development and design of 2nd generation synthetic procedures.  Enable the transfer of successfully scaled chemical processes to our manufacturing division in Lumsås.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry.
  • Have specialised in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Have experience in scale up of chemical processes
  • Show initiative; work in an organised and flexible manner.
  • Enjoys working under strict timelines and is goal orientated
  • Good communication skills, it is essential that the candidate has a desire and ability to communicate and collaborates effectively with colleagues and members of other departments. (Team player)
  • Knowledge or experience of GMP is an asset, but not essential
  • Fluency of English is essential
  • Excellent command in written and oral Danish

Further information
For further information, please contact Dr Michael H. Rock, on or  Dr. Frans Therkelsen Senior Safety Specialist Your application and CV should not be sent via email. We also recommend that you have a look at our website.

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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).

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