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Analytical QC Specialist, Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma A/S, a publicly held, biopharmaceutical company founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2007, committed to addressing unmet medical needs. Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by their core values of patients, science, and passion, Ascendis Pharma use their TransCon® drug development platform to fulfill their mission of developing new and potentially best-in-class therapies.

The company continues to expand into additional therapeutic areas to address unmet patient needs. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, in a wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a nice view of the harbor, the canals, and the sea. The company have offices in Heidelberg Germany and California, US.

Analytical QC Specialist

Are you passionate about analytical chemistry & Quality Control?
This is a great opportunity to join a successful biopharma company!

You join an organization with highly skilled and experienced colleagues
Great opportunity to develop with the tasks and the team
You are a positive person, see opportunities and like to get things done

The Team

You will be joining the growing QC Biologics team with eight dedicated and skilled colleagues based in Hellerup. The team is developing and on behalf of Ascendis Pharma, Best Talent is now seeking a passionate and skilled Analytical QC Specialist to join the team in a new position.

The Challenge

As a key member of the Ascendis Pharma team, you will play a crucial role in coordinating analytical matters between Ascendis Pharma and specified Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs). This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, collaborate with cross-functional, global teams working together to achieve extraordinary results. You will report to the Senior Director, QC Biologics.

Main areas of responsibility:

Coordination between Ascendis Pharma and CMOs of analytical activities, such as technology transfer, validation strategies and supplier agreements
Review and approval of analytical validation activities, deviations and changes performed by the CMOs
Oversight of release and stability testing incl. trending and control charts
Establishment of procedures for internal review and handling of analytical data for commercial manufacturing
Writing and reviewing regulatory documentation and following up on post-approval commitments to authorities
Troubleshooting and data mining


You hold a relevant academic degree – preferably a Master of Science in Chemistry, Engineering, Pharmacy or the like – and documented practical analytical experience preferably from the pharmaceutical industry within chromatographic analyses, either from an Analytical Development Laboratory or from a QC Laboratory.

Furthermore, you have the following key competences:

Analytical experience with analysis of proteins and/or larger molecules
Knowledge and experience within the analytical chemistry field which will enable you to participate in project teams at CMOs through conceptual as well as specific practical discussions
Outstanding collaboration and communication skills
You are a strong team player, analytical, and have a can-do attitude with a positive mindset.

You possess an entrepreneurial mindset and can thrive in an informal, open environment where innovation and change are key elements.

To succeed in this role, they also expect you to work with a structured and systematic approach to solving tasks. You are proficient in English at a professional level, both written and spoken, and you master MS Office. You thrive with being in contact with many stakeholders both internally and externally.

Travel: 10-20 days per year.


Best Talent is responsible for the recruitment process and will be handling your application on a confidential basis. Forward your application in English marked ”1872/ Analytical QC Specialist” to Read more about Ascendis Pharma on We will interview candidates for this position ongoing, but please apply as soon as possible. You can read more about Best Talent at