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Are you a highly motivated student who has an interest in applying operation research and process systems engineering to solve existing as well as new challenges? Are you eager to apply theory to practice and directly have an influence on operation management and supply chain optimization? If so, join us as our new Student Assistant in the Manufacturing 1 (M1) Bioprocess Improvement -Optimization (M1BIO) department at Novo Nordisk and embrace the opportunity to work alongside with experienced colleagues. Apply today!

The position

Your main tasks will vary and will be applied to challenges within M1 by applying multiscale modelling, such as mathematical programming (MILP) for supply chain analysis, capacity planning, production planning, and scheduling.

Your three main focuses are included, but not limited to:

  • Formulation and development of production planning and scheduling models
  • Generation of optimal production plans considering a wide range of restrictions and possibilities
  • Evaluation of impacts and suggestion a course of action when introducing factors such as shutdowns, projects, or new products in the facilities

Since this is a student position, you will have the opportunity to learn how to develop and apply R&D-based concepts into a real-world application, using knowledge that you have, and will acquire, from an academic degree. You will gain experience of working in a global company, and manufacturing environment. Additionally, you will learn how data can be utilized with the current trend of Industry 4.0. And finally, you will be a part of an organization that values creativity, innovation, and the ability to work with people from different backgrounds.


You are currently a Master’s degree student in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management, Business Analytics, Mathematical Modelling and/or Chemical Engineering at University in Denmark.

To succeed in this role, you will need to have:

  • Understanding of mathematical programming (python, pyomo, CPLEX or similar)
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Great communication skills
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English

You are a person who enjoys applying a systems approach to manage complexity, and arriving at solutions that can be applied in an industrial manufacturing supply chain.

About the department

You will be a part of the Novo Nordisk Product Supply, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (PS API) and assigned to Manufacturing 1 (M1), the world’s largest Insulin Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) manufacturing facility located in Kalundborg. You will be joining a group of eight highly skilled colleagues and MSc students all working with advanced process of modelling, simulation, analysis, control, and optimization for representation of (bio-)chemical digital twins and the pharmaceutical supply chain. We enjoy a trustful, inclusive, and enthusiastic work environment. We are good at supporting each other, and we look forward to making you feel welcome here.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


For further information, please contact Associate Manager, Sune Zoëga Andresen at +45 30797920.


1 March 2024

Kindly note that applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and interviews conducted continuously. Please submit your application in English online, including your transcripts, a cover letter, and your CV.

To ensure fair and efficient processing, please refrain from adding a photo to your CV.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.