Pilot Plant Chemist / Engineer – Chemical Production Management, Process chemistry R&D


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11 February 2024

Pilot Plant Chemist /Engineer – Chemical Production Management, Process chemistry R&D

-We are looking for an experienced chemical engineer/chemist to join Process Chemistry R&D, as a Pilot Plant Chemist in the Chemical Production Management (CPM) unit within the department.
-As a Process chemist /engineer in the CPM unit you will be responsible for the implementation and the scale up of chemical processes to enable multi-kg amounts of development compounds to be produced safely under full GMP.
-This offers a great opportunity to be part of a great team and to have an important role in supporting Lundbeck’s development pipeline (small molecules) and support develop new medicines to treat Central Nervous System (CNS) diseases.
-Chemical Production Management (CPM) is a key component of Process Chemistry R&D, which is part of the Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) organization, where our goal is to support clinical trials through the timely supply of novel Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API).

Your new role – why is this a great opportunity?

As our new colleague you will be part of the team
responsible for the supply of multi-Kg amounts of development candidates to support investigational and clinical studies. You will be involved many aspects of the development value chain, e.g. raw material sourcing, technology transfers, environmental and safety assessments, process implementation and GMP manufacture. As a pilot plant chemist you will share responsibility with your colleagues for coordination maintenance and qualification of the pilot plants. 

The role offers the opportunity to work closely with the colleagues many different departments, such as the analytical chemistry and the route-finding groups. 

Your key responsibilities and tasks include:

-Implementation of new chemical processes in one of the CMC pilot plants.
-Planning of production, including coordination of analytical support.
-Qualification of new equipment and coordinating maintenance of pilot plants.
-Scientific support pilot plant technicians.
-Ensuring production is performed in a safe and practical manner.
-Contribute environmental risk assessment for chemical processes.
-Contribution to maintenance of Quality Management System and participation in audits and inspections.

This role offers a unique opportunity with impact on projects from discovery to commercial implementation of our small molecule Active pharmaceutical ingredients API.

Your future team

Your future team has a solid teamwork culture where collaboration within CPM unit and the whole CMC Area is vital to their success.  The team is highly focused and use one of our several GMP facilities to scale-up and implement new synthetic processes for the manufacture of novel Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) under changeling timelines.

The CPM unit, herein this position, is situated at Lundbeck’s API production site at Lumsås, Nordvestsjælland Denmark, approximately 35-40 min from Roskilde.

What you bring to the team

Our preferred candidate bring the following personal and professional attributes:

-You have Master’s in Chemical Engineering or a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, potentially supplemented by industrial experience
-You thrive in a Team environment of shared goals and responsibilities
-Excellent 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)
-Strong desire and a demonstrated ability to deliver practical solution.
-Enthusiasm for working under strict timelines and is goal orientated.

Our promise to you  

Lundbeck offers an inspiring workplace, passionate colleagues and a culture characterized as collaborative – a must to successfully bring our treatments through research and development all the way to commercialization and the people who need them. We offer a mix of exciting tasks and numerous development opportunities that are balanced with initiatives focused on your well-being.

You can also learn more about us at lundbeck or by following us on LinkedIn or Instagram (h_lundbeck).

Apply now

Can you see yourself in this role? We want to hear from you. Does this sound like your dream job, but you’re not sure if you meet all the requirements? We still want to hear from you!

Upload your CV and include a few lines about your motivation for applying. No separate cover letter is needed. We ask you not to include a photo or personal information that does not relate to your professional experience.

If you have questions or want to hear more, please feel free to contact Dr.
Michael H. Rock, Director of Process Chemistry on MIHRlundbeck or +45 30 83 33 23. Applications must be received by 18
th February, 2024.

We need every brain in the game – and that includes all brains and the different perspectives we bring to the table. At Lundbeck, we embrace the uniqueness of each employee, and we are committed to building a workforce that is as diverse as the people we serve. Read more about our commitment at lundbeck/global/about-us/our-commitment/diversity-and-inclusion.


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