Scientist – analytical chemistry in early drug development

Do you want an important role in developing treatments of 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. In the early development phases, vital parts of succeeding is founded in 1) Understanding how the chemical properties of our compounds will impact the drug developability, i.e. preformulation analysis, and 2) Developing analytical methods to determine the assay and impurity profile for drug substance and drug product. We have an ambition to excel in this and that is why we need your scientific thinking!

Analytical chemistry and early phase projects with small molecules

You will immediately take an active, operational part in driving early research & development projects forward. Here you will get to use your scientific knowledge and analytical mindset.

In detail you will be expected to:

  • Be an integral part of our project teams from lead optimization to phase 2a clinical trials, where you will bring your analytical knowledge into play in a project specific manner
  • Develop analytical methods (mainly HPLC) and conduct stability studies and preformulation studies by planning and reporting laboratory experiments together with our skilled technicians in a non-GMP environment. Occasionally you will handle GMP release of drug substance and drug product
  • Write analytical documents for the health authorities relating to early phase clinical trials, such as IMPDs, and collaborate with CMOs in method validation and analysis of IMP productions
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to continuously improve our ways of working across the organisation, e.g. within compliance and quality related issues.

Passionate profile with drive and ambitions

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious Scientist with an outgoing spirit. It is an advantage if you have a proven track record of analytical project work in the research and development phases in the pharmaceutical industry, and it is a further advantage if you have experience in compliance and quality. You hold a MSc and preferably a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences or related disciplines.

To help succeed in our ambition of excelling in early phase analytical work, you have a logical and analytical way of thinking, you are ready to challenge status quo, and you have a desire to communicate and collaborate across disciplines.
In our R&D environment it is important that you are curious and have a decisive, flexible and open mindset.

Early formulation and Analytics – your new team

You will join 14 colleagues in the department Early Formulation and Analytics – 6 scientists and 8 technicians. Our focus is to impact and support the early oral and topical R&D projects within small molecules 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 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, Mikkel Krogh-Madsen, +45 31169905
We look forward to receiving your application. Deadline is Wednesday 4th of April 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: 04/04/2018

Location: Ballerup, Copenhagen

Job type: Permanent

Working hours: Full-time

Contacts: Mikkel Krogh-Madsen
Mobile: +45 3116 9905