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Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about creating new solutions for the next wave of sustainable biotechnology? Then you might be our new Senior Scientist in Application Research.

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, 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 Senior Scientist in Application Research, Oils and Fats
Are you ready for a role that lets you combine scientific excellence with technical leadership and teamwork? Do you have a passion for creating new solutions based on science and customer insights in the space of vegetable oils and renewable fuels? If so, you could be our next colleague in Application Research, Oils & Fats Processing. As Scientist/Senior Scientist, you will be responsible for developing new solutions based on both existing and novel enzymes and processes.

Welcome to Oils and Fats Application Research
Oils and Fats Application Research is a global, relatively small and very fast-growing business area in Novozymes. Currently we consist of two research groups in Denmark and US, respectively. We are responsible for the development, scale-up and implementation of new solutions in the field of vegetable oils and fats, including biodiesel, renewable diesel, degumming, interesterification and a range of solutions in both the food and the oleochemical space. This position is located in Denmark, where you will be part of a dynamic team of around 10 scientists and research associates with diverse backgrounds.

In this role you’ll make an impact by:

  • Bringing your passion and excitement for hands-on experimental work by using and developing a diverse array of equipment and analytical methods
  • Working within an agile team of other scientists and research associates to design and execute experiments, analyze data, and deliver clear and concise results
  • Innovating and developing new enzyme-based solutions for the industry in close collaboration with business development, sales, and R&D
  • Leading projects from scoping to development and finally to launch as part of a cross-functional team
  • Delivering clear and concise scientific communications to diverse stakeholders
  • Being proactive and ready to take responsibility while being able to thrive in a dynamic working environment.

To succeed you must hold:

  • >5 Years of work experience with research and development
  • A Master’s or PhD in related field, e.g. chemical or bioprocess engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology
  • Hands-on experience with scientific experiments and analyzing/establishing methods on HLPC, GC-MS and the like
  • Demonstrated experience with design of experiments and statistical analysis
  • An ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Flexibility to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Strong project leadership, networking, and communication skills
  • Experience within vegetable oil processing and/or biodiesel/renewable diesel

This job will be located at Novozymes Innovation Campus, Biologiens Vej 2 Lyngby, Denmark

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: August 7th, 2022.

Contact details: Morten Møldrup, Head of Oils & Fats Application Research (mails will be answered in week 30)

Novozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.

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