Job Openings Experienced Scientist - Extractables & leachables

About the job Experienced Scientist - Extractables & leachables

Join Bavarian Nordic in a highly scientific role, where you will lead your own area of expertise and provide excellent technical insights cross-functionally in the organization.

Lead the extractable & leachable program

As the new Experienced Scientist, you will join the growing Raw Materials team comprising 13 scientists/specialists. The Raw Materials team at Bavarian Nordic is responsible for the implementation of new raw materials (liquids), disposables with prolonged product contact, and primary packaging material for vaccine manufacturing. You will be responsible for the strategy, planning, design, execution, evaluation, and scientific support of all studies for the extractable & leachable program. This includes authoring SOP for the extractable & leachable program, oversight of all ongoing studies at external labs, as well as scientifically reviewing the risk assessment for disposables used in the manufacturing for drug substance and drug product. Authoring or scientifically reviewing on raw material specifications and justifications for disposables, primary packaging materials, and liquid raw materials will also be on your agenda. Finally, you will oversee the scientific support to the QA department on approval of raw material vendors, including participation as SME during audits. Simultaneously, you will act as a supporting function in container closure integrity- and raw material stability studies and provide scientific and technical support to other departments in the organization.

Scientist with profound experience in raw materials

It is expected that you hold a relevant M.Sc. degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or similar combined with solid experience from a similar role in a biotech- or pharmaceutical company. It is essential that you have prior experience working in a cGMP environment performing extractable & leachable assessments and studies. Furthermore, you are fluent in English both spoken and written and possess excellent technical writing skills. You are an independent and motivated person who possesses good interpersonal skills, capable of effectively interacting across departments. Personally, you have a strong attention to detail combined with integrity and curiosity. You thrive in a role that offers a high level of responsibility as well as a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment.

Persistent pioneering within innovative vaccine development

Join Bavarian Nordic and embark upon a transformative journey towards becoming one of the largest pure play vaccine companies by advancing in innovation, manufacturing, and commercialization. The recruitment process is carried out by Venaris Executive Search ( For more information regarding the position, please reach out to Executive Search Consultant Sofie Rudbech Mathisen on +45 25121162. All requests will be handled confidentially. If this position is for you, do not hesitate to apply by uploading your CV - it is not necessary to include a cover letter.

Bavarian Nordic

Bavarian Nordic is a fully integrated vaccine company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of life-saving vaccines. The company operates its own commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Kvistgaard, Denmark. At Bavarian Nordic, they strive to uphold their purpose of improving and saving lives by always ensuring that their DNA is present in every phase of the entire work process. By 2025, Bavarian Nordic aspires to be one of the largest pure play vaccine companies by investing in innovative vaccine development, commercial excellence and becoming the best-in-class manufacturer.