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Polymer Chemist for Coloplast's Sustainable Materials team


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark
Polymer Chemist for Coloplast's Sustainable Materials team 

Polymer Chemist for Coloplast’s Sustainable Materials team
Do you want to use your expertise as a polymer scientist to help us deliver solutions that make a difference for people with intimate health care needs? And get a unique opportunity to soak up knowledge in a team with extensive experience?
Join an innovative department with a focus on sustainable materials in the biggest company within ostomy care and continence care worldwide.


A team focused on sustainable materials
You will be joining the Sustainable Materials & Characterisation team at Coloplast’s HQ in Humlebæk. The team consists of 11 dedicated colleagues, hereof 6 laboratory technicians and 5 scientists. We are a very diverse team, especially in terms of experience, and we welcome both knowledge from many years in the industry and the company as well as new input from less experienced colleagues. As a team, we always have each other’s backs and sign off on projects together, so that we are never alone in making big decisions.  

We work in pairs on projects within Continence Care, Ostomy Care and Wound & Skin Care with the aim to dive deep into sustainable material solutions for our products and packaging. Our work influences a great part of our business and therefore spans across other teams and functions. 


Research polymer material for sustainable purposes
As our new scientist, you will be paired with a laboratory technician whom you will be working closely with on a project. You will have the overall project responsibility, and this will often include collaboration with and inclusion of e.g. Mechanical Design, Pilot, QA, and Marketing to ensure that all elements are taken into consideration.


Specifically, you will: 

-    Support and facilitate cross-functional collaboration
-    Take ownership of projects and ensure that they are moving in the right direction
-    Take responsibility for selecting sustainable materials (primarily polymers) for new products
-    Facilitate and perform testing, data analysis and documentation 
-    Provide product specifications


“This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a team with a sustainability focus working to make a difference for people with intimate health care needs. At the same time, we have an amazing theoretical foundation in the team, since some of us have been here 20-40 years – so there is no better place to soak up specialist knowledge,” says Team Manager Marianne Lund Dalsgaard.


Polymer specialist with cross-functional collaboration skills
As you will work cross-functionally, collaborating with areas such as Regulatory Affairs, QA, Medical Affairs and Marketing, it is vital that you are able to understand the function of others and likewise convey your own specialist knowledge to them in an understandable manner.

We expect that you are very knowledgeable within polymer chemistry and motivated by working with a sustainability focus. 


We imagine that you:
-    Have a background as an MSc in chemical engineering or chemistry, specialised in polymers
-    Bring a couple of years of experience with polymers in a product development context, preferably within medical devices
-    Have a good understanding of mechanical properties of polymers and know how to carry out physical tests 
-    Communicate effortlessly in English
-    Are familiar with documentation requirements 


If you would like to know more about the position, please call Team Manager – Sustainable Materials & Characterisation, Materials, Innovation, Marianne Lund Dalsgaard on +45 4911 2258. We will take candidates into the recruitment process continuously, so do not hesitate to apply. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12.000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


Coloplast is committed to being an inclusive organization, where people bring their differences to work each day, fulfil their potential and have a strong sense of belonging because – and not despite – of their differences. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, age, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious belief or physical ability.


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