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Senior Polymer Chemist for the Sensors & Actives team, Coloplast R&D


Humlebæk, DK

Job Family:  Research & Development
Country/Region:  Denmark

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


The position
As polymer 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 material development, material selection, 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. 

“This role is an excellent chance to become part of a market-leading company working with innovative material solutions – and all that to make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions,” says Team Manager, Sensors & Actives, Johannes Daprà.


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

If you would like to know more about the position, please call Team Manager, Sensors & Actives, Johannes Daprà 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 March 2023.


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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