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R&D Scientist


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark

Scientist for the Surface & Film Materials team, Coloplast R&D


Would you like to join us in developing new products that truly make a difference to people with intimate health care needs? And do you want to ensure great product design in an innovative environment where the time from idea to execution is extremely short?

At Coloplast, we have the will to change lives. Join our team of talented specialists within R&D and help us do just that.


Welcome to the Surface & Film Materials team
At our HQ in Humlebæk, Denmark, you will join a team of six other highly skilled scientists. The team is part of Coloplast R&D – Product Design & Engineering that employs more than 80 highly skilled scientists, engineers, and designers. We develop effective solutions within ostomy care, continence care, wound care, and bowel management to help our end users live the life they want to live.

“Our ultimate goal is to create innovative solutions and better products for our end users”, says Head of Surface & Film Materials Jens Tornøe. “In our team, that means identifying and developing state-of-the-art polymer materials that deliver product performance second to none”


The position
As scientist in our team, you develop and define polymer solutions for new medical device products. You work in cross-functional R&D projects along with participants from our entire organization, e.g., project managers, laboratory technicians, product designers and other scientists. Your main responsibility will be project deliverables within polymer characterization and documentation of material properties and performance. The data generated by you will form the basis for central project decisions, ensuring that we deliver on user needs. 

“As part of Surface & Film Materials, you will join a group of highly skilled colleagues that will do their best to help you succeed”, says Jens. “Collaboration and sharing of know-how is key to us, and we constantly strive to expand our knowledge pool and competences to deliver the best products possible”.



  • Strong technical background as a chemical engineer, chemist or equivalent.
  • Experience with applied materials science, polymer chemistry, organic chemistry or similar. Product development experience within these fields will be an advantage.
  • Extensive understanding of statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of recyclability and renewability of polymers.
  • Good product documentation skills, preferably within medical devices or another regulated industry.
  • Fluency in English in both speech and writing.


If you would like to know more about the position, please call Head of Surface & Film Materials Jens Tornøe at +45 4911 1991 or Team Manager Johannes Daprá at +45 4911 3357. We take candidates into the recruitment process continuously, so do not hesitate to apply. We expect to complete the recruiting process by end of August.


Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 14.000 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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