Regulatory, Medical and Safety Graduate: Kick-start your global career!

Category:  General Management and Administration

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

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Looking for a life-changing and rewarding career within pharmaceutical development? Join the Regulatory, Medical and Safety (RMS) Graduate Programme!


The programme has been designed to develop the next generation of specialists and leaders in the drug development value chain and will give you the opportunity to make a difference to the millions of people around the world who rely on our products.


About the RMS Graduate Programme
The RMS Graduate Programme is anchored in the area we call Submissions and Lifecycle Management. By joining this programme, you’ll contribute to a part of the organisation that drives value creation by developing differentiated products, lead submission excellence and safeguard patient’s safety. All integral to driving drug development within our organisation. It will give you comprehensive knowledge of some of the key departments in the drug development value chain while you are building on competencies within areas such as project management, operational excellence, communication, stakeholder management and leadership skills. Throughout your learning journey in the graduate programme, you will receive formal training and gain knowledge and invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development. Managers and mentors, as well as a huge, global network of current and former graduates, are ready to guide and support you along the way. This is a great opportunity for future R&D leaders and specialists to gain international experience in a world-leading company that truly offers a life-changing career.


The position

During the 2-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of 8-months duration. Two rotations will be at our headquarter in Denmark and one will be in one of our global affiliates around the world. You will work as a fully-fledged member of each team, with responsibilities for one or more projects, and play an instrumental role in ensuring the Novo Nordisk Development organisation realises its vision of achieving and sustaining best in class medicine to make a difference for patients.


The programme gives you the opportunity to:

  • Work in areas relating to the regulatory approval process for our innovative products and shaping the regulatory strategy and framework in Regulatory Affairs
  • Play a vital role in communicating the results of Novo Nordisk’s drug development programs by learning about the broad range of medical writing responsibilities in Clinical Reporting
  • Monitor and assessing side effects worldwide, both in marketed products and in products under development in Global Safety


You will grow your core skills within areas such as developing and submitting marketing applications for new products, product changes, clinical trials and reporting, pharmacovigilance and business improvement. You will work closely with other departments in Novo Nordisk to ensure that issues are covered in their projects; and in that way improving regulatory processes and pharmacovigilance even further. After two years in the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme you will be offered a position that will be a good match between your interests and competencies and the needs in the Regulatory, Medical and Safety organisation.


About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is one of the top 10 largest pharma companies by market value, founded in 1923 and headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure the diseases we treat. We employ more than 50,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries. Read more and watch this video to get a feeling about Novo Nordisk as a workplace.



The ideal candidate for the RMS Graduate Programme will have:


  • A relevant master’s degree from 2022 or 2023 in natural science, for example within pharmacy, chemical engineering, biology, biotechnology, biomedicine or a related field, and above average academic achievements.  While not a requirement, those pursing a PhD -or having completed one in 2022- are also welcome to apply, as long as their cumulative work experience does not exceed 1 year.
  • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering. if Covid-19 restrictions have prevented you from obtaining (additional) international experience, e.g. studying or completing an internship abroad, feel free to still apply and explain what your plans were, how they changed and what relevant experience you have gained instead
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies
  • Global mindset, ability to adapt quickly to change and displaying agility
  • Excellent communication skills, be a team-player, have a high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Professional fluency in English and be globally mobile


If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining the programme, please make sure to submit your application no later than 21 December 2022 GMT+1. Click here to apply.



For questions about the RMS Graduate Programme, please contact one of our current graduates Matilda Parkinson, +45 34 48 10 62 or Karishma Bodupali +45 34 48 10 64 or use the chat functionality at the graduate website. The chat is open every Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm GMT+1 and the last three days leading up to the application deadline 21 December 2022.


Important: Prepare this before you apply
Before clicking the apply button please ensure you have prepared your CV, latest transcript and motivational letter in English. We estimate that you will spend around 30 minutes on the application page (after having prepared your attachments). You can apply from any device but as you will be asked to answer several questions on the application page, we recommend applying from a PC instead of a mobile phone.

In the motivational letter, we would like to learn more about your motivation: why do you want to join the pharmaceutical industry, Novo Nordisk and the Graduate Programme; about your expectations: what are your expectations to the Graduate Programme and how will the programme support your career aspirations and lastly we want to learn more about your fit: which personal and professional competences makes you a great fit with the graduate programme.


More information about the Graduate Programme

If you want a general introduction to the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme including all 15 tracks then click here. For specific information about the Regulatory, Medical and Safety graduate programme click here.




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.