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Global R&D Graduate, Research & Development, Lyngby

Novozymes A/S

Rethink your impact
Are you passionate about co-creating your own Graduate Program? Then you might be our new Global Graduate within Data Engineering & Data Science.

Work for a cause, not just a company
Novozymes is the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms. 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. Our biological solutions enable higher agricultural yields, healthy food consumption, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel, and many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from – both today and in years to come. We need people who are eager to try new things, motivated by challenge, and not afraid to fail but driven to try again. And again. We know that 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. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join our Global Graduate Program
We seek highly motivated graduates that see a match between own capabilities, personal ambitions, and a future in Novozymes. As a graduate you’ll get a unique opportunity to evolve and mature your skillset through a two-year tailormade program that will send you on a steep learning curve. You will gain strong change – and strategy execution capabilities. These will grow from e.g., coaching, cross-functional and international rotations, a Harvard strategy accreditation, a mentor program, cultural awareness, training in communication and networking strategies, and much more. Upon program graduation you will be ready for an international career in Novozymes.

Welcome to R&D Data Management (DataMan)
We are a cross-disciplinary group of about 30 colleagues with backgrounds in computer science, software engineering, and bioinformatics. As a member of DataMan, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact on our global R&D organization by ensuring that our digital strategy and data infrastructure support the needs of cross-functional research teams. Your efforts will help drive decision making and support the development of innovative new products. With a strong focus on continuous improvement, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of our data management practices and make a lasting impact. With a strong focus on learning and development, you will have the opportunity to grow and advance your skills, and you will be supported by experienced colleagues and mentors who are committed to your success.

In this role you’ll make an impact by:

  • Ensuring that scientific staff in Novozymes R&D has access to high-quality data that drives business decisions and supports the development of innovative new products
  • Designing and implementing effective data management processes to support the organization's goals
  • Building reliable and scalable pipelines to extract, transform, and load data from a variety of sources
  • Working closely with colleagues in R&D to support their efforts to analyse and interpret data
  • Identifying and implementing new technologies and techniques to enhance the organization's data management capabilities

Minimum requirements

  • Hold a master’s degree or PhD with top academic achievements in bioinformatics, computer science, data science, or similar
  • You must have graduated or completed your PhD between 2021-2023 and no later than 1 September 2023
  • You hold no more than a maximum of two years of work experience after university graduation or PhD completion
  • You are ready to re-locate for at least 6 months of your graduate journey
  • You are fluent in English at a professional level, both orally and in writing
  • Providing both visa and work permit – if required and relevant – is your responsibility

Relevant experience and competencies:

  • Ability to adapt and rapidly learn in new environments
  • Excellent at building and maintaining networks and relating to people
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents
  • Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm combined with a curious, creative growth mindset
  • Familiarity with biotechnology research
  • Programming experience with Python (or similar languages)

This job will be located at our Innovation Campus in Lyngby, Denmark, with a possibility for hybrid work
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: 10 April 2023
Note: Ability testing will take place during 11-16 April 2023.
Interviews will be conducted between 24 April-12 May 2023.
Kindly be aware that we only offer feedback to candidates whom we have interviewed.

Contact details: Curious to learn more about the program? Please go to our Graduate career site on Information will be updated on an ongoing basis.

At Novozymes we commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. Please include in a few sentences (max 300 words) in your CV about why you are applying to the Graduate Program within Data Engineering & Data Science by answering the following two questions:
Why are you motivated to work for Novozymes?
What is the one main contribution that you will bring to Novozymes as a future graduate within Data Engineering & Data Science?

To ensure a fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your resume/CV.

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.

Want to learn more?
Did you know that every year our products help cut global CO2 emissions by around 90 million tons? Learn more about Novozymes, our purpose, and your career opportunities at

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