Chr. Hansen A/S

Senior Research Scientist to Biosafety and Molecular Assays

Chr. Hansen A/S

Hørsholm, Denmark

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As Chr. Hansen keeps growing, we wish to further strengthen the department’s expertise within molecular biology to support the method and assays development with a focus on scalability and quality. For that, the R&D department Biosafety and Molecular Assays is looking for an ambitious Senior Research Scientist to contribute to drive our technology pipeline.

The team for you to join
Biosafety and Molecular Assays is part of Analytical Solutions within Chr. Hansen R&D. The department is responsible for safety assessments of strains, strain documentation and for developing molecular methods to characterize our strains and cultures.

Our department is expanding to secure our support for the growing R&D pipeline as well as the Chr. Hansen business units and customers, and you will join a highly motivated and collaborative team of scientists and technicians.

What would your role look like?
Most importantly you will contribute to driving our technology pipeline from proof of concept to transfer of validated platforms to the rest of the organization. Furthermore, your role will be a key driver in delivering new validated methods to Global QC supporting our quality and scalability agenda and to deliver assays on existing platforms (qPCR, digital PCR, Maldi-TOF and Amplicon sequencing). To this, you will be focusing on:

- Scouting for new Technologies
- Scaling methods through automation
- Contributing to implementation of new technologies and methods
- Transfer of methods and technology to Global QC
- Contributing to larger projects as well as ad hoc tasks

Who are we looking for?
We believe that it is very important that you have a strong theoretical background, preferentially a PhD, but also significant experience from working in the laboratory with microorganisms. Additionally, your career till now proves your expert knowledge within molecular biology, developing methods and assays and experience with validation and method transfer. It is also key that you have a strong data mindset and experience with analysis, automation and visualization of complex data. This role would require you to have experience with one or more of these platforms:

- Maldi-TOF, digital PCR, qPCR and amplicon sequencing and automation using liquid handling robots (Tecan, Hamilton and Biomek)

It would be an advantage for you to succeed in this role if you have experience with project management in cross functional teams as you will be working cross-organizationally on different projects. As such, we expect you to collaborate and create sustainable relationships – across cultural, professional and geographical borders.

It is essential that you can work independently and that you at the same time can cooperate well with your colleagues and communicate at various organizational levels, globally. Our work style is highly dynamic and to thrive in this, you can structure many tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

What we offer you
You will be part of an expanding and hard-working team of competent colleagues having the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future activities within the Biosafety and Molecular Assays.

In addition, you will get a challenging position in our global company, who has been pioneering science for more than 100 years being market leader Our technological platform is superior, and our legacy and success enable us to expand innovations into new areas. You will be a key contributor in our common goal – securing our innovative pipeline that mainly builds on our unique ability to collaborate and foster an environment with room for passion, personal drive and achievement.

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If you need more information?
For questions, please contact Senior Manager, Rune Frank-Hansen at +45 2271 6244 or e-mail:

Deadline for applications is December 16, 2019. Please submit your cover letter and CV as soon as possible since we will process incoming applications as we receive them.

Do you want to pioneer science and improve food and health for more than 1 billion people every day?

At Chr. Hansen, we work to improve food and health and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day.

Our success is built on more than 140 years of innovation and a commitment to ensure the wider adoption of natural ingredients. This allows us to expand innovations into new areas, and to continue working towards a better world. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture – and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

About Chr. Hansen
Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while taking part in pioneering science. Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was a true entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today as we look for new talent to strengthen our team. We value people who can come up with new ideas and who want to form their own work practice and methods.

We believe that engagement matters, and therefore we strive to make an optimal environment for development by promoting a collaborative culture with the passion to make a difference.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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