Senior De­part­ment Manager, Pro­to­ty­ping de­part­ment in R&D

Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about science and innovation? Then you might be our new Senior Department Manager for Prototyping.

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as Senior Department Manager for our Prototyping department in R&D, Lyngby
You will lead a recently formed department with 22 dedicated scientists and research associates. The department is specialized in protein/enzyme purification, basic characterization and automated sample storage. The department supports all the industry areas we operate in with enzyme prototypes and data and is part of the Prototyping, Analytics and Data Management area in Enzyme Research R&D.

Welcome to Prototyping, Analytics and Data Management, Enzyme Research, R&D
The area consists of four departments with responsibility for identifying and purifying new enzymes as well as basic and advanced characterization of these. We also host the core R&D facilities for DNA sequencing, automation and advanced analytics like mass spectrometry. Furthermore, the area drives the R&D Data Platform with advanced tools and database systems e.g. sequence analytics etc.

In this role you’ll make an impact by:

  • Leading and developing scientists and research associates with focus on automation of laboratory processes to increase efficiency
  • Working with and developing concepts for agile generation of enzyme prototypes
  • Focusing on digitalization and how this can improve our way of working

To succeed you must hold:

  • A PhD or M.Sc. in Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar.

Furthermore, we also expect you to have:

  • Leadership experience from an R&D setting
  • Solid understanding of enzymes/proteins and innovation
  • Knowledge of and experience in laboratory automation and optimization of laboratory process via digitalization
  • A collaborative mindset and good people skills, being able to lead changes and bring motivation

Location: This job will be located at our Innovation Campus in Lyngby.

Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

Application deadline: February 7th, 2021 but please apply already now, as we will screen applicants continuously. 

Contact details: Senior Director Anders Viksø-Nielsen,, cell phone: +45 3077 4747.

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Novozymes A/S
Publiceret: 20. januar 2021