Director of R&D

Director of R&D, SmartPractice, Hillerød


SmartPractice Denmark develops, manufactures and distributes innovative patch testing medicinal products, ancillary supplies, and world class customer support and education.  SmartPractice is the global market leader for contact allergy patch testing, everyday living the motto “because patients deserve a diagnosis”.


SmartPractice’s 45 employees are located in Hillerød. Due to increased focus on R&D, SmartPractice is now looking for a Director of R&D to lead, manage and develop the Analytical and Pharmaceutical Development departments for present and pipeline products and processes. The position reports to the President of SmartPractice, Denmark, and offers strong influence and opportunities for personal and professional development.



You will be part of the management team and head the Analytical and Pharmaceutical Development departments with a total of currently 8 experienced and highly skilled colleagues. Beside your management responsibilities, you will be executing a number of hands-on stability assignments.


Your main areas of responsibility will be:


  • overall planning in the departments Analytical and Pharmaceutical Development
  • day-to-day management of the laboratories
  • preparation of budget for operations, investment and personnel expenses
  • ensuring that staff is qualified and continuously trained in GMP and working processes
  • approval of reports regarding Pharmaceutical and Analytical Development
  • ensuring that the Quality System is followed and periodically reviewed
  • approval of Design Control documents
  • documentation of combination products
  • manage implementation project of an external lab for the associated company in Germany


Hands on stability assignments:

  • tasks in the stability lab according to procedures and guidelines
  • planning and handling of stability tests, evaluation and approval of stability data
  • preparation of stability protocols and reports, and documents for registration and clinical trial
  • stability room, incl. alarms, control and maintenance



As a person you thrive on working with a broad responsibility and managing multiple tasks simultaneously. A great working environment is important to you, and you contribute with drive, positivity and a can-do attitude in order to create passion and job satisfaction around you.


Further, you:

  • hold a relevant educational background
  • possess extensive experience from GMP in Pharma
  • preferably have experience from pharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory work
  • are a natural and dedicated leader with great cooperation skills
  • understand and are able to cope with the demands of authorities and other stakeholders
  • possess excellent decision-making and communications skills
  • are fluent in both Danish and English (orally, written, listening)
  • maintain a good overview, always follow up and meet your deadlines



Feel free to call Lotte Tolstrup, Search & Selection Group (cell 40329734) for further information. Candidates are interviewed continuously, therefore please submit your application as soon as possible to  Regarding GDPR, please refer to our web site



SmartPractice Denmark is owned by SmartPractice US, please see Flagship product is the T.R.U.E. TEST® (T.R.U.E. short for Thin-layer Rapid Use Epicutaneous), which is the only FDA approved patch testing product for diagnosing allergic contact dermatitis. Through investments in technology, clinical science, and world-class service, SmartPractice is committed to assist patients and doctors to diagnose allergic contact dermatitis worldwide.




SmartPractice Denmark


R&D Director




Lotte Tolstrup

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