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Lead Process Engineer for Pharmaceutical API Purification

Novo Nordisk A/S

Category: Manufacturing Location: Kalundborg, Region Zealand, DK

Are you a highly motivated individual who thrives in both solving complex problems process systems problems and steering your colleagues along that process? You can be recently graduated with a PhD degree or having an MSc degree plus industrial experience. The objective of this position is to drive process data analysis for troubleshooting, understanding, problem solving and injecting new ideas/approaches for improving Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. You will be working at full-scale manufacturing in a dynamic environment and become an integral part of a team of engineers and scientists analyzing and understanding how interconnected decisions play a crucial role in producing active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). If you find this interesting then, you can be one of our lead process engineers for API manufacturing in Novo Nordisk.

About the department
As part of Novo Nordisk’s Product Supply organization, Diabetes Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients is responsible for manufacturing all Insulin-based products. You will be assigned to Insulin Manufacturing 1 (IM1), the world’s largest Insulin API manufacturing facility located in Kalundborg. IM1 has 5 facilities operating under one roof. You will be employed in Purification, a department of highly skilled colleagues all working together to ensure that API is purified and released.The department of Purification lies at the interface between Upstream manufacturing, where the initial API is generated and Product formulation where the API is formulated into the final product for the patient. Purification plays an important role in API manufacturing because it is responsible for generating the final API, purifying it to a high quality and ensuring that product is supplied to the next stage in the supply chain for access to the patient. Therefore, advance data analysis, process monitoring, dialogue with key stakeholders and recommendations for process improvements-optimizations are crucial.

The position
We are looking for someone who is motivated by and enjoys analyzing data, making sense of that data using descriptive and prescriptive analytics and, developing and maintaining process monitoring systems. Specifically, you will:

  • Introduce new approaches for process analysis
  • Identify, test and implement where needed new software solutions and/or expand exiting capabilities
  • Drive standardization of these new approaches for on-boarding colleagues and ensuring longevity
  • Analyze large amounts of data for extracting correlation and causation for process understanding
  • Develop and maintain statistical process control charts for process monitoring
  • Use a data-based approach for quantifying process deviations
  • Use a team-based approach for recommending process improvements-optimizations

This job gives you a great opportunity to play a part in shaping the future of bioprocessing across the organization, in close collaboration with teach-transfer and manufacturing in Novo Nordisk.

The candidate should have the following or developing qualifications:

  • A PhD in chemical engineering or an MSc degree plus relevant industrial experience
  • Domain knowledge on process systems engineering
  • Understanding of process data analysis, design and control
  • Ability to convert fuzzy requirements into a solvable realistic problem
  • Ability to analyze data and independently extract information
  • Experience with data analysis tools. An asset but not a requirement would be familiarization with one or more off the following tools: SAS JMP, Python or any other tools
  • Understanding of how to convey complex information to varying audiences and thereby, explain the purpose to get everyone onboard
  • An appetite for solving complex problems applying a systems approach to manage complexity and reach feasible applicable solution
  • Can or willing to learn Danish

Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we have been changing diabetes since 1923. If you are ready to strengthen our position as an innovative pioneer and respected industry leader, we encourage you to join us to make the most of your talent.

For further information please call Director Erik Nielsen Schmidt at +45 3075 2149, Associate Manager Christian Olesen +45 3075 7970 or Associate Manager Tommy Peter Nielsen +45 3075 7700

30th of September 2020.

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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