Statisticians on different seniority levels for Clinical Development in Søborg and Aalborg

Novo Nordisk A/S



Clinical Development & Medical


Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Are you interested in working with biological data and would you like to be part of a future with a strong pipeline of products, have a huge variety of tasks and great opportunities to learn and engage in a strong scientific community? Then you may be one of our Statisticians. We are looking to employ a number of biostatisticians at all seniority levels.

In Global Development, we take responsibility for new products based on proteins and peptides from early development phases to product launch and life cycle management. We are responsible for managing clinical drug development worldwide, securing that the process lives up to uniform global standards, regulations and business ethics. We work in global project teams with focus on delivering viable products that make a difference to patients and ultimately benefit society.

About the department

The Biostatistics function currently consists of approximately 250 statisticians and statistical programmers globally. Of these, 170 are situated in Denmark, where we are organised in departments supporting our development projects (e.g. GLP-1, Insulin, Haemophilia or Obesity). Novo Nordisk has a broad R&D pipeline and majority of our statistical work is done in-house, thus we offer a wide variety of statistical challenges and provide a strong scientific community. We are organised in smaller units for each clinical project to ensure close collaboration with our various stakeholders.

Biostatistics is a very dynamic area which cooperates with many different professionals in the organisation both within Denmark and across borders with our colleagues in India, China and Japan as well as our outsourcing partners in India and Europe. Thus, we have an international and challenging environment where you can use your cross cultural awareness and managerial skills.

You will be working out of our office buildings in either Søborg or Aalborg. Please state in your application if you prefer to be based in Søborg or Aalborg.

The positions
As we are looking for a number of new biostatisticians, the jobs vary in content and responsibility.

As a Statistician you are responsible for planning, coordinating and executing clinical trials and other tasks within clinical development. As Statistician you will be responsible for giving input to protocols and statistical analyses, analysing and interpreting trial results and handle day-to-day statistical issues during the course of the trial. Other activities include input to manuscripts, posters, risk management plans and other safety reports. Furthermore, you will be engaged in coordinating and supervising the work of contract houses around the world performing outsourced statistical tasks.

As Statistics Specialist you are responsible for planning and coordinating both standard and more complex and time critical statistical tasks. You are responsible for providing statistical input to project development plans, trial designs, clinical trial protocols, summary documents and publications. You will be involved in presentation and discussion of results both internally and externally and participate in meetings with regulatory authorities and external collaborators. You handle many assignments concurrently and will work in close collaboration with a team of Statisticians and Statistical Programmers.

Regardless your seniority, you will collaborate closely with other Statisticians, Statistical Programmers and interact in our cross-disciplinary teams. You will interact in cross-disciplinary development teams across country borders and communicate statistical issues and ideas to non-statisticians. Dependent on your qualifications, you may be involved in coaching of less experienced colleagues and be responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of contract houses around the world performing outsourced tasks. Therefore, we expect you to be able to communicate statistical problems and ideas clearly.

Development of methods and processes as well as knowledge sharing is continuously on-going in Novo Nordisk, especially based on the initiative of the employees. We expect you to take part in our dedicated efforts to make Biostatistics a good and challenging place to work. In exchange we offer great opportunities for ongoing training to ensure your continued competency development.

You have a solid theoretical background in statistics corresponding to M.Sc. level, and you bring in depth understanding of practical statistical problems. If you additionally bring statistical experience within the pharmaceutical industry and/or SAS experience it will be an advantage but not a prerequisite. In addition, candidates for Statistics Specialist level positions will have at least eight years of experience within clinical or bio-statistical research and ability to act as driver and leading member of the project teams you are part of, and if you have experience from project management and supervision of colleagues, it will be an advantage.

Since you will be participating in cross-disciplinary development teams across country borders we expect you to have the ability to communicate statistical issues and ideas to non-statisticians. That is why good communication skills and fluency in English is required.

Working at Novo Nordisk
By being patient-focused, we have achieved a market leading position and we continuously develop our expertise to stay ahead – both as a company and as individuals. Working here mean joining a team of highly qualified, ambitious colleagues with a passion to bring better treatments to the people who need them. We strive for always keeping our positive and collaborative atmosphere in our daily work and there is good work-life-balance.

For further information, please contact Peter F. Christens at +45 3079 9440

or Christian Løve at +45

3077 7626


All enquiries will be handled confidentially. Please submit your cover letter (application), CV and other relevant papers online no later than October 15, 2019. We are screening and interviewing on an ongoing basis so please do not hesitate to apply.

Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronical diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

Ansøgningsfrist d. 15.10.2019

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