Student in Biostatistics

Category:  General Management and Administration

Aalborg, North Denmark Region, DK


Are you ready for an exciting hands-on learning opportunity to supplement your studies and form the next step in your career? Join our Biostatistics department in Novo Nordisk and take this opportunity to turn theory into practice alongside experienced and dedicated colleagues from many different professions and nationalities.  


About the department

In Biostatistics we work with several kinds of biological data from our clinical trials. We are responsible for statistical and programming expertise in the development and evaluation of Novo Nordisk drug candidates. We are a dynamic and experienced organisation with stakeholders in many different countries.

You will be part of our office in Aalborg where we are 65 people working on Novo Nordisk product portfolio, but you will also be part of a global team of around 300 statisticians and statistical programmer in our clinical development organisation.

The professional background of employees in the Biostatistics departments is diverse. The statisticians often have a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in statistics or mathematics, and the statistical programmers often have qualifications such as a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in natural science or IT. 


The position

As a scientific student assistant in Biostatistics, you will provide ad-hoc support to the department. Your tasks will vary widely and can include programming, visualisation, and presentation of scientific data, or you might contribute to testing and validation of developed codes or programs. You could also take part in analysing and creating important listings, figures, and tables, which is a key deliverable from the department of Biostatistics in our exciting clinical trials. 

It might also be quality control and cross checking of data, quality checking presentations created for stakeholders and management as well as administrative work. The position is part-time, and can be up to 20 hours a week, with flexibility to allow prioritising your exams and assignments as needed.



You are currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a related subject, such as Statistics, Math, or a Natural Science.

  • Having attention to details and solid analytical and programming skills (e.g., R, SAS, Python, SQL)
  • Able to plan and organise your tasks and to work both independently and in teams
  • Strive to take ownership of your own tasks and learning with responsibility and bringing strong working ethics
  • Keen to work with people and understand your stakeholder perspective
  • Bringing positive and can-do attitude when approaching new tasks and interacting with colleagues

Fluency in both speaking and writing English is required.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees.

Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing. 



For further information, please contact Søren Simonsen Dueholm at +45 30 75 58 24.



1 September 2022.

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences in English about why you are applying in your resume or CV. Kindly note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. To ensure fair and efficient processing, please refrain from adding a photo to your CV.

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.