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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 our new Agile Research Scientist for Applied Research

In order to respond quickly to changing needs of our important projects we seek two scientists for our newly started agile research team within the applied research area of Novozymes R&D. The team consists of 14 dedicated scientists and lab technicians all having the goal of bringing our projects forward to the benefit of consumers around the world.

Welcome to Consumer BioSolutions

As part of the division Consumer Biosolutions, we cover application science ranging from food science, baking and brewing to household care (detergent industry). We work in a flexible structure focusing on constantly adapting to changing project needs as well as focusing on knowledge sharing and collaboration across the entire R&D community. You will be allocated to different projects for variable periods of time. Periods may be as short as 1-3 months or up to a full year; most often within 3-9 months. Your assignments will be varied and you will work with all aspects of applied research from scoping to launch. Typical challenges in this position could comprise a) reading up on a new application area to provide an early proof of concept, b) transforming our understanding of an application area into a small-scale enzyme assay, c) being engaged in one of our mature pipeline projects testing and evaluating new enzyme diversity from an application point of view, as well as d) being involved in the launch phase providing data to promote our products to partners and consumers.

To succeed you must hold:

  • M.Sc. degree in biotechnology, engineering, food science or similar
  • Preferably, you have hands-on experience from an area of application science
  • You enjoy variation and are able to quickly grasp a new field of expertise
  • You are a natural teamplayer, you possess strong personal collaboration skills and put performance of the team above individual targets
  • You possess excellent communication skills in English
  • Project leader experience is an advantage


Location: This job will be located at Bagsværd and Lyngby research sites

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: December 1st. 2020. Please note that we will interview candidates on going.

Contact details: For more information please contact Senior Department Manager, Rune Nygaard Monrad (, +45 30771656) or Senior Science Manager Lisbeth Kalum (+45 30774286). Applications must be submitted online. Please include your CV, cover letter and diploma(s) when you apply. All documents (except diplomas) must be in English.

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Did you know, that Novozymes was ranked #7 in Science magazine’s global Top Employers Survey 2019?

At Novozymes, we invite you to join us in finding biological solutions to the world’s problems. Being a pioneering company, we seek people, who are eager to try new things, motivated by challenge and not
afraid to fail but driven to try again. And again. Original thinking happens when we’re given the flexibility
to focus and the freedom to fully unfold our individual strengths. This is key to our innovation power and how we have become one of the top patent holders in the biotech industry. Learn more about Novozymes, our purpose, and your career opportunities at Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.