Senior R&D Design Control Specialist

in a biotech company focused on the discovery, design and development of innovative peptide-based medicines

Currently, we are looking for a new Senior R&D Design Control Specialist, who has the expertise of developing novel Drug delivery solutions. If this sounds like you, and you are ready to take on a broad area of responsibilities with an independent attitude, you are a match for us.

You will be part of the Zealand Pharma Device Development team of highly engaged and competent colleagues and be reporting to the VP of Device Development and Manufacturing. The job includes execution and support to device development, device manufacturing and lifecycle management improvement projects for drug delivery devices.

The job includes extensive collaboration across the Zealand Pharma organization as well as with our device development partners and contract manufacturing organizations. You will be a key contributor to making innovative drugs available to patients.


The job will include important contributions to several projects and may include execution and documentation of development activities for drug delivery devices within all disciplines of Design Control: Planning, requirement management, development, design verification, risk management and design validation.

Candidate profile

The ideal candidate holds a degree in Life Science, within engineering, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or another relevant field and have at least 5+ years of experience from medical device development.

You should have experience within design control and device development according to ISO 13485, device risk management and usability engineering from the medical device industry. Also, you are familiar with design verification and design validation principles. Ideally you are experienced with both FDA and EU MDR requirements as well as combination products.

You are used to collaborating internationally and have strong communication skills (English – both verbal and written) that secure a smooth development process. On a personal note, you are a true team player with a positive and flexible mindset, who understands how to reach joint project goals.

You have a proactive mind-set and a constructive attitude to drive progress combined with the ability to plan, execute, and meet deadlines. Also, you have a good understanding of complex technical issues. You are used to work with multiple tasks at the same time and are analytical and capable of digesting complex data without losing the overall picture.

You have a genuine interest in working in a dynamic environment and taking on new challenges along with the ability and engagement to “go the extra mile”. You see opportunities instead of difficulties.

Bonding to innovate

Our employees are fundamental to our success, and we continue to be able to attract and retain people with vast experience and talent. We have a unique culture, characterized by excellent teamwork and strong engagement across the organization.

Making bonds is at the core of everything we do. From discovering and developing the best new peptide drugs for patients, to engaging with our partners or connecting with each other.

We bond as a result of our entrepreneurial culture where our people are encouraged to pursue their ideas and turn them into reality. We are curious about each other’s knowledge and expertise.

We bond through curiosity and playfulness as a team, allowing ourselves to challenge common thinking and drive future innovation. Zealand Pharma is a place where everyone is heard and contributes to the success, we all want to experience.

The Zealand Pharma DNA builds on four values: (1) We are bold, (2) We empower people, (3) We work as one team, and (4) We can be trusted.

Let’s bond and be bold

We offer a combined compensation package which includes a base salary, pension, bonus, and a possibility to join our employee share program. We care about our employees’ well-being and offer health insurance, use of massage, fitness, and a range of social clubs and activities

To find out more about working at Zealand, visit

Interested? Please apply no later than May 26th, 2023, or as soon as possible. The applications will be reviewed as they come in.

For further information, please contact Lars Stenholt, or +45 5060 3783

About Zealand Pharma A/S

Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative peptide-based medicines. More than 10 drug candidates invented by Zealand have advanced into clinical development, of which two have reached the market. Zealand’s current pipeline of internal product candidates focus on specialty gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Additionally, the portfolio includes clinical license collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim and pre-clinical license collaboration with Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Zealand is based in Copenhagen (Søborg), Denmark. For further information about the Company's business and activities, please visit or follow Zealand on LinkedIn or Twitter @ZealandPharma.

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