Senior Polymer Chemist - develop materials for impactful products


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark

Do you want to contribute your expert chemistry knowledge to development projects and help create products that make a real difference for people with intimate healthcare needs?


Join us in an engaging environment where you get to see the direct impact of your work in our products. What is more, we offer opportunities for growth and development within a team where we share knowledge and learn from each other. 


“This is a cool place to be – if you want responsibility, you’ll get it. Your ideas are listened to and the products you help create make a tangible difference,” explains Marianne Lund Dalsgaard, Head of Coating, Polymer Chemistry & Formulation.


Join the Coating, Polymer Chemistry & Formulation department
At our HQ in Humlebæk, you become part of the Materials area where 40 colleagues are divided into expert departments dedicated to different material areas. You will be joining the Coating, Polymer Chemistry & Formulation department, which consists of 10 scientists. 


Together, we welcome you to a project-based environment where we work cross-functionally with other specialists and project managers across the organisation. We pride ourselves on having a strong commitment to caring for each other, and we go out of our way to incorporate new colleagues into our community.


“We’re good at including each other, and when you join us, you’ll have a mentor assigned in the beginning who will help you settle in,” Marianne goes on to explain.  


Formulation work and material development 
As one of our polymer chemists, you will create formulations and help develop materials for our products. 

Doing so, you will work as a subject matter expert on various projects alongside project managers, laboratory technicians, product designers and other specialists as part of cross-functional teams. The projects may vary in size and scope and are typically related to material development for catheter, ostomy, bowel, or wound care products.


More specifically, you will: 

  • Formulate recipes within foam, coating and adhesive 
  • Work on polymer material development 
  • Select material to be tested to determine if it meets requirements
  • Document material properties and performance


Moreover, this is an area in constant development, and in time, you could be offered the opportunity to branch out to other tasks and areas within your field of expertise. Acquiring new knowledge and diving into new research is always encouraged.  


Background in chemistry and polymer
You have a broad background in chemistry and a thirst for knowledge. Moreover, you are a true team player who shares knowledge eagerly with peers and colleagues alike. Also, you are known for your initiative as well as your ability to plan and  organise your work efficiently.


We also imagine that you:

  • Have a degree in polymer chemistry, chemical engineering or similar
  • Have solid hands-on experience with polymer chemistry, organics chemistry, applied material science or similar
  • Speak and write English effortlessly
  • Ideally, you also:
  • Know about the recyclability and sustainability of polymers 
  • Have experience with medical documentation and product development


If you would like to know more about the position, please call Head of Coating, Polymer Chemistry & Formulation Marianne Lund Dalsgaard on +45 49 11 22 58. 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 16.000 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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