CRA - Talent Pipeline

Category:  Human Resource Management

Athens, Athens, GR


Clinical Research Associate – Talent Pipeline

You are applying to be a part of a Novo Nordisk Talent Pool (Pipeline), not a currently open position. Joining our pipeline means that you will be considered as a potential match for current and upcoming positions to ensure you don’t miss out on a life-changing career. When an opportunity arises, we will reach out and invite you for an interview. We will keep your application for six months ensuring the best opportunities to provide a solid match for open positions. If you would like to be considered for a CRA or similar roles in future, please submit your CV. We are looking forward to receiving your application!


Focus Areas

As a Clinical Research Associate, you will part of the team executing clinical trial activities for in the conduct of clinical trials and non-interventional studies. Your main responsibilities will be to execute clinical trial protocols according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ICH Guidelines, federal regulations, and SOPs. You will be responsible for the conduct of activities starting from the receipt of the CTA package to the CTR submission according to local and international regulations.


Your main responsibilities will include: 

  • production of documents for submission of new studies
  • site selection
  • support and monitoring of sites participating in Phase I-IV clinical protocols
  • negotiating budgets while representing the affiliate in local and global meetings.




You should have an educational background preferably within the Health Sciences (biology, pharmacy etc). Additional post graduate training and degrees will be considered as an asset.


The ideal candidate should have:

  • solid work experience of two years in the same or similar positions in the pharmaceutical industry including CROs
  • proactive and team player mindset
  • analytical mindset with a structured approach to solving tasks
  • proficiency in Greek and English
  • located in Athens


Preferably, you can work independently and have a good understanding of project management, as well as the ability and willingness to adjust quickly to new situations in a continuously developing environment with a service minded attitude.

It is expected that you are an experienced user of Microsoft Office Package (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). The job also requires proficiency in Greek and English, good communication skills, and cross-cultural understanding.


About the Department

CDC Poland is part of Region South East Europe, Middle East and Africa (SEEMEA) and is a new set up of clinical organization in Novo Nordisk Poland, covering a group of 16 countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland. CDC Poland is responsible for ensuring implementation of clinical trials across this group of countries, providing clinical trial management and administration support to adjacent Affiliates. CDC Poland is currently responsible for approximately 20% of global patients in Novo Nordisk clinical trials.

You will be part of a highly motivated Clinical Operations team responsible for the planning, execution and completion of projects related to the development of new medicinal products in the areas of diabetes, obesity, and haemophilia.

Th Clinical Operations Department is a team of 25 highly skilled and ambitious colleagues responsible for the planning and execution of clinical trial activities in accordance with the Product Development Plans of Novo Nordisk A/S.

The scope of our activities is from phase I to IV clinical trials and non-interventional studies in collaboration with our Headquarters and local stakeholders. Our environment is characterised by a global network with challenging assignments in a project centric organisation. We focus on continuous personal and professional development and exciting opportunities which arise within or international organization.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.



Please apply through our careers site, we are not able to accept direct CVs.



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.