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Scientist Microbiologist, Enzyme Assay Development, Bagsværd

Novozymes A/S

Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about classical microbiology and quality ? Then you might be our new Scientist.

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as our new Scientist in our microbiology lab
Do you have a passion and flair for classical microbial techniques and assays combined with the desire to develop new assays and lab procedures? Are you open to learn new areas and techniques? Then you may be our new microbiologist in Enzyme Assay Development in Bagsværd.

Welcome to Enzyme Assay Development (as part of Global Enzyme & Microbial Assays)
The department is responsible for developing, validating, and subsequently transferring analytical assays and new procedures into our global Quality Control laboratories worldwide. We cover the analytical support within the product development phase until launch. For our microbial contaminant methods, you will secure optimization, troubleshooting and global alignment for both new and existing products, all in compliance with the regulatory and quality requirements, especially in our new strategic areas in Novozymes.

Your work has a global focus, and you should be able to interact daily with a broad range of stakeholders from Project management Groups, Quality management, Regulatory, Quality control, and colleagues within the area

Potentially relevant experience:

  • A Master’s degree or Ph.D in microbiology or equivalent
  • Experience with sterile techniques and classical microbial contaminant methods and (e.g. TVC, E. coli, Salmonella) - either from your thesis, a research or QC laboratory, but might be newly qualified or have only a few years’ experience.
  • Knowledge of molecular biological techniques such as DNA extraction and PCR amplification can be an advantage.
  • Be innovative and open-minded for new procedures and new-ways-of-working
  • Strong collaborative and teamwork attributes directly interacting with your colleagues and stakeholders
  • Keep deadlines and focus on a collaborative way-of-working, even when your busy

Did this resonate with you and would you like to contribute to a make the world more sustainable? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

This job will be located at Novozymes Bagsværd, Denmark.

Application deadline: February 26th 2023

Contact details: For more information, please contact Senior Department Manager Tina Biehl ( 30770303) or Science Manager Christina Lund Christensen (+45 30773018). Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

At Novozymes we commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We recommend you not to attach a cover letter to your application. Instead, please include a few sentences in your resume/CV about why you are applying. To ensure a fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your resume/CV.

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability, or veteran status.

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