LEO Pharma

Pioneering Drug Delivery Expert

Do you have a burning desire to pioneer advanced drug delivery and develop breakthrough therapies for patients living with rare dermatological diseases, then this may be the job for you!

LEO Pharma has embarked on a very ambitious journey to become the world’s preferred dermatology care partner. With our 2030 strategy we are setting out to develop treatments for rare skin diseases and you will contribute to establish the area of drug delivery of nucleic acid modalities.

About you

We are seeking an ambitious entrepreneurial expert with a strong and proven track record of defining and progressing drug delivery strategies for nucleic acid modalities (i.e. ON, mRNA, plasmid, CRISPR etc.). You have experience with advanced drug delivery platforms such as lipid and/or polymeric nanoparticles. You can translate biological performance to innovate successful delivery designs of nucleic acid cargo. You promote a culture of exploration and collaboration with open and honest discussions. You can argue your case and create business from science.

About us

Explorative Formulation & Technologies at LEO Pharma deliver new treatment opportunities through leadership in drug delivery. Utilizing advanced drug delivery, the purpose of our area is to enable new modalities to become new products as well as to drive asset expansion into new indications. Our portfolio of projects spans small molecules, peptides, monoclonal antibodies as well as nucleic acid drug molecules.

We are a small entrepreneurial team with focus on what it takes to do innovation. We have an extensive reach with deep scientific knowledge and broad project management skills. We have a proven track record working with advanced drug delivery and formulation development to deliver differentiated innovative solutions serving patient needs. Our projects are run in partnership with international well-established technology providers, small biotech start-ups and academia.

The job

You will be involved in cross-disciplinary project teams engaging internal and external partners. The project teams will have an integrated focus on disease understanding, design of nucleic acid modalities and novel drug delivery systems. In the team you will have the lead role for the drug delivery. With your background you will strengthen our competencies in the field.

You will

  • Define drug delivery strategies and entrepreneur new technologies
  • Establish and lead collaborations with small biotech companies
  • Lead projects within drug delivery
  • Secure intellectual property rights
  • Proactively suggest and run pharmaceutical research
  • Identify and stay updated on trends and state of the art


Your qualifications

  • PhD in drug delivery, pharmaceutical research, biotechnology, or relevant field
  • 5-10 years of experience from working in or with the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Deep understanding and expert level experience of drug delivery of nucleic acid modalities
  • Experience with applying advanced methods to analyse drug delivery performance e.g. imaging techniques
  • Track record with publications, patents and presentations in the field
  • Preferably knowledge of developability assessment of novel drug delivery systems and experience with regulatory authorities’ expectations
  • Goal oriented strong team player that easily builds and maintains relationships
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English

Contact and application

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Karsten Petersson, Director, at + 45 2212 7969.

Please apply via the link at our website and remember to attach application and CV. The deadline is 21 January 2021.

Join our mission to help more people achieve healthy skin

Hundreds of millions of people around the globe are suffering from an untreated skin disease. Helping these people to get a better life is what LEO Pharma is all about. By understanding their needs and wishes we will improve existing treatments and break new land to uncover the solutions of tomorrow.

By joining LEO Pharma you will get the opportunity to create results, develop yourself among highly skilled colleagues while taking on our quest to become the preferred dermatology care partner improving people’s lives around the world and at the same time create profitable growth.

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