Statistical Specialist

Category:  Clinical Development

Aalborg, North Denmark Region, DK

Are you a highly experienced statistician looking for an opportunity to use your statistical knowledge and quality mindset to bring clinical projects to registration and market? Are you ready to work with our broad and expanding pipeline? Do you thrive in an inclusive, engaging, and global environment?


Then, this could be your chance to join our Biostatistics organisation. Apply today and join us for a life-changing career!



The position

You will be part of the team of statisticians and statistical programmers working on early phase clinical projects within liver disease.

In your daily work you will be directly involved in the trial conduct of several early-phase clinical trials. Alongside that, an important part of your responsibilities will be to mentor less experienced colleagues and ensure overall progress of the early phase projects. Within Biostatistics you will be working closely with the international project statistician who has the overall scientific responsibility for our deliverables.


You will take active part in protocol development including trial design, endpoints, estimands and sample size. Furthermore, you will be responsible for writing and clearly communicating the statistical analysis plan for the clinical trials and assisting the implementation of the statistical programming.
Ensuring alignment across the early liver disease projects will also be an important part of your tasks.

Following trial completion, you will be responsible for interpreting and presenting the results as well as supporting colleagues, ensuring they understand and adhere to relevant processes.

You will have a close collaboration with e.g. medical specialists, clinical pharmacology, pharmacometrics. It is therefore important that you clearly communicate statistical concepts and ideas to all our stakeholders.


***The position will be based in either Søborg or Aalborg.***




The ideal candidate has: 

  • a strong background in mathematics and statistics
  • +5 years of experience within clinical or biostatistical research 
  • experience from a pharmaceutical company 

It will be a strong advantage if you have experience within:

  • early phase trials and / or the field of liver disease
  • project management and supervision of colleagues
  • R, SAS or other programming languages


On a personal level, you are open, curious, and solution oriented.


About the department

Our Biostatistics organisation is 400+ people with the majority located in Denmark and India, and smaller teams in Spain, China, Japan, UK and US. We offer a wide variety of statistical tasks and challenges and provide a large scientific community, as we primarily perform our statistical work in-house.

We always strive for an inspiring working environment with focus on collaboration and opportunities for personal growth and development. We have a positive and informal atmosphere in our daily work and a sustainable balance between work and other priorities.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



For further information, please contact Jenny Færch (+45 3448 7964).



16 June 2024. 

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We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.