At Zealand we bond to innovate. Our employees are at the center of our mission to change lives with next-generation peptide therapeutics.

Our highly skilled employees have a passion for making a difference. 

At Zealand, we believe that engaged and motivated employees bring a positive mindset and inspiring level of energy to work. We pride ourselves on our ability to work together as one team and to foster a strong and engaging company culture founded on collaboration, courage, empowerment, and trust. 

By making strong bonds we can attract and retain people with vast experience and talent, and aspire to be the world's best peptide drug discovery and development company.

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Why Zealand

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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: discovering and developing the best new peptide drugs for patients, 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 bond by being curious about each other’s knowledge and expertise.

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

Values & Culture

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Throughout our 25-year history, we have built a unique company culture built on collaboration, courage, empowerment, and trust, where employees are given autonomy to shape their work with a strong focus on a deeper purpose. 

Our culture is held together by the Zealand DNA:

  • we are BOLD
  • we EMPOWER people
  • we work as ONE TEAM
  • we can be TRUSTED

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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We foster an inclusive workplace for all individuals, regardless of their background. We value diversity not only because we believe that this is the socially responsible thing to do, but because we believe that diverse teams arrive at better solutions, eventually benefitting patients, our company, and society at large.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees, and we evaluate recruitment of new employees, training and development opportunities for existing employees, promotions, and other personnel decisions regardless of race, colour, gender identity or expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, part-time or full-time employee status, or any other basis.

We acknowledge that diversity goes beyond gender and that we as a company embrace diverse backgrounds in terms of experience and competencies. In Zealand, we do not only have a diverse team in terms of gender, but also value different educational, cultural, and industry backgrounds.

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Featured positions

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(Senior) Drug Substance Specialist

I believe we have the opportunity to address one of the biggest healthcare crises of our time if we rise to this challenge together.

Adam Steensberg

Zealand Pharma, CEO

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Meet the Zealanders

Margit Andersen

Principal Laboratory Technologist in Medicinal and Computational Chemistry

Margit's role at Zealand is to build peptides. She is one of the first links in our value chain to create new therapies for people who need them.

Meet Margit

Kamal J Kaur Sekhon

Medical Scientific Communications Manager

Kamal bridges the gap between Zealand Pharma's science and the world through scientific communication and collaboration.

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Lise Giehm

Senior Director Pharmaceutical Development

Lise is one of the team leaders helping keep the Zealand culture alive. She empowers her team and lives by the saying that 90% of your work needs to be fun.

Meet Lise