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R&D Senior Scientist - Chemical Analysis


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark
R&D Senior Scientist - Chemical Analysis 

Senior R&D Scientist for the Chemical Analysis Team in Release & Actives


Would you like to use your excellent scientific competences in a senior R&D role where you will have the opportunity to apply your skills within:

•    Analytical chemistry and material characterization, 
•    Hands-on competencies in the laboratory, 
•    Your flair for use, maintain and troubleshooting of analytical instrument and 
•    Subject matter expertise to ensure our products are biological safe, by acting as consultant concerning designing test for chemical characterization of our products to be used as basis for the biological evaluation according to ISO 10993.


If so, join the Chemical Analysis Team in Release & Actives where you will have the opportunity to grow and expand these skills even further, dive into new analytical techniques and at the same time shape and define the next generation of medical devices in Coloplast and define the test strategy for chemical characterization of our products.


About the Team
The Chemical Analysis Team is an integrated team within Release & Actives in Coloplast headquarters in Humlebæk, Denmark. The Chemical Analysis Team is in a build-up phase and will in the future consist of six experienced Scientists and Lab Technicians with focus on chemical analysis of raw materials, medical devices and liquid formulations. We work inter-disciplinary and cross-organizational in R&D projects, where we contribute with chemical characterization, analytical expertise, development and validation of test methods and documentation of results. We are looking for an innovative and passionate Senior R&D Scientist to join the team.

The Position
You will be part of our Chemical Analysis Team in R&D – Materials Technology. We are around 120 skilled colleagues in Materials Technology – devoted to developing the next generation of medical devices in Coloplast to improve the quality of life for our users suffering with intimate healthcare needs within Continence Care, Ostomy Care and Wound Care. 


As Senior R&D Scientist in the Chemical Analysis Team you will take an active role in supporting the development of medical devices in Coloplast by applying a variety of analytical methodologies to support early- and late-stage projects. You will be responsible for:


•    Conducting chemical analysis studies and provide constructive feedback directly to project members.  
•    Development and validation of new analytical methods including evaluation of new instrumentation or analytical techniques.
•    Prioritization of tasks in collaboration with Senior Scientists and Managers and define tasks for the Laboratory Technicians.
•    Securing and documentation of test results in due time to projects.
•    Maintenance, problem-solving and instrument troubleshooting.
•    Close collaboration with our Biosafety department, who perform the biological evaluation based on our chemical characterization of our medical devices.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: 

•    M.Sc. in analytical chemistry, chemical engineering or similar, preferable with a PhD
•    5-10 years’ experience from Industry with a proven track record 
•    Strong fundamental knowledge of analytical chemistry and organic chemistry
•    Hands-on experience and high-level expertise in two or more analytical methods such as GC-MS, HPLC, GPC, FT-IR, UV-VIS, DSC/TGA, ICP and SEM
•    Have advanced problem-solving skills and demonstrated record of achievements through intellectual curiosity and sound scientific judgement
•    Experience with apparatus maintenance, problem-solving and instrument troubleshooting
•    Experience with instrument qualification tasks and method validation
•    Experience with chemical characterization of medical devices according to ISO 10993 is an advantage.
•    Excellent English communication skills, both verbally and in writing

Personal qualifications
As a person you are dedicated, open-minded and curious and a person who likes to work in teams. You are structured and proactive, so you deliver and drive your analytical tasks and results as agreed. You have an analytical mind-set and like to work in the laboratory in close collaboration with colleagues. You thrive in interdisciplinary settings and can manage and communicate with both internal and external stakeholders with different backgrounds. We have an informal approach in the lab, a positive mindset and a sense of humour is appreciated.

Want to know more?
For additional questions please contact Head of Chemical Analysis and Test Method Validation Kirsten Stuckert on +45 49 11 13 31 or Head of Release & Actives Rasmus Irming Jølck on +45 49 11 20 02.

Application. Upload your application as fast as possible and before deadline 1st July 2021. We will look though the candidate field regularly and close the process when we have found the right candidate.


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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