Senior Scientist – Late Formulation & Process Development

Are you passionate about improving lives of millions of people by developing treatments for skin diseases?

This is your chance to join one of the world’s leading companies within dermatology and to set your mark on the quality of life for millions of patients around the world. Global Research and Development in LEO Pharma devotes its efforts to develop innovative drugs for the treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema. You can look forward to become part of a team with high professional standards in an informal atmosphere.


Formulation and process expertise with small molecules

We work in cross-functional project teams and you will be assigned to one or more development projects.

In detail you will be expected to:

  • Be involved in our late stage development projects from phase 2a clinical trials until two years after launch, where you will bring expert formulation and process know-how into play in a project specific manner
  • Organise daily work in the laboratory or managing outsourced projects, i.e. plan, execute and report formulation development, process development and scale-up trials using Quality by Design principles
  • Transfer technology to LEO manufacturing sites / CMO’s for both clinical trial medication manufacture and commercialisation
  • Prepare CMC documentation for clinical trial applications and regulatory filings

Experienced profile with passion and drive

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Scientist with strong understanding of pharmaceutical processes. You have a proven track record of impacting late stage development projects and Quality by Design is integrated in your way of working.

You have thorough experience with technology transfer as we work closely with partners, internal manufacturing sites and clinical CMO’s. You are also experienced in writing regulatory documentation.

You are curious and ready to challenge yourself with novel process types as LEO’s pipeline consists of projects utilising innovative technologies like topical sprays and other radical delivery technologies besides more well-known ones within semi-solids and orals.

You have a natural ability and desire to communicate and collaborate across disciplines and across sites.

In our R&D environment it is important that you are have a decisive, flexible and open mindset as well as a structured and solution-oriented approach. You hold a MSc and preferably a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences or related disciplines.

Late Formulation & Process Development – your new team

You will join 9 colleagues in the department Late Formulation & Process Development. Our focus is to impact and support the late stage oral and topical development projects in LEO Pharma. The atmosphere is open and informal with enthusiastic and dedicated people. We are driven by courage, trust and mutual respect and helpfulness – and not to forget having a good time together.

You may look forward to a work experience where all your professional competences will be put to use and with ample opportunities for further personal development. We will look very much forward to get you on board in our joint efforts towards helping people achieve healthy skin.

Further information

Please contact head of department, Niels Chr. Felumb, +45 3123 0772.

We look forward to receiving your application. Deadline is Sunday 18th of February 2018.

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About LEO Pharma
LEO Pharma helps people achieve healthy skin. By offering care solutions to patients in more than 100 countries globally, LEO Pharma supports people in managing their skin conditions.
Founded in 1908 and owned by the LEO Foundation, the healthcare company has devoted decades of research and development to delivering products and solutions to people with skin conditions.
LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark and employs around 4,800 people worldwide.
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Application deadline: 18/02/2018

Location: Ballerup, Greater Copenhagen

Job type: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

Contacts: Niels Felumb
Telephone: +45 72263653