H. Lundbeck A/S 010 - Research and Development

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.

Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/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 www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via our LinkedIn company page.


Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist / Specialist

Would you like to be a part of developing new pharmaceutical 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 an experienced pharmaceutical scientist/specialist with a strong scientific background within formulation and process development for a new position in Pharmaceutical Development.
The right candidate will have a strong scientific background and experience with working with multiple formulation principles as well as experience within late stage development. In the CMC project team, you will be using your scientific background and strategic understanding of drug product development when participating in setting the right strategy for the projects.
In Pharmaceutical Development, we are 17 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 from pre-IND stage to commercial validation.
The department is part of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, CPR (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  
You will be responsible for leading 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:

  • Leading drug product development activities on assigned projects, incl. participating in setting the strategy based on knowledge of the project needs and the scientific understanding of the API, and ensuring execution on the strategy
  • Role as formulation development responsible incl. setting up, executing and reporting experimental designs, and throughout the development phases ensuring proper documentation of the formulation and process development
  • 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 internal organization and in collaboration with CRO/CMO’s
  • Prepare documentation both for internal and regulatory purposes

In the role as formulation scientist/specialist you will furthermore be responsible for transferring formulations to pilot scale and commercial production in close collaboration with GMP personnel.
The job will require you to have highly developed scientific understanding and skills and that 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 and across the organization.


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • You hold a PhD or a MSc within pharmaceutical science, engineering or another relevant scientific discipline
  • You must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and proven scientific skills within late phase drug product development. Experience with development activities within a variety of formulation principles is expected.
  • You have experience with a broad variety of development activities, are result-oriented and able to manage problem solving in a structured manner and find innovative solutions if needed.
  • Possess a deep understanding of 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.
  • As a person you possess a personal drive, a positive mind-set and enjoy working in a busy and team based environment.
  • You strive to set high scientific standards and are attentive to details and 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).

Further information
For further information, please contact Director of Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing Kirstine Høeg-Møller on KIRB@lundbeck.com 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
Please click on the link below to apply for the job. Applications must be received no later than 15 08 2018.



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