Trial Management Graduate: Kick-start your global career!

Category:  General Management and Administration
Location: 

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

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Are you looking for a life-changing and rewarding global career within Trial Management in clinical development? Join the Trial Management Graduate Programme!

 

 The programme has been designed to give you extensive exposure to different roles within Clinical Trial Management in the pharmaceutical industry with a strong focus on competencies such as project management, operational excellence, communication, leadership skills, stakeholder management and at the same time, an opportunity to build a global network and experience the value chain from multiple angles.

 

About the Trial Management Graduate Programme
The two-year programme consists of three rotations in different parts of the Clinical Drug Development organisation or adjacent areas. You will be given a broad range of Trial Management responsibilities and experience a variety of cross-functional project work, work with stakeholder management and have assignments within trial management in different phases of a clinical trial. Additionally, the programme will give you a unique insight into the development value chain of Novo Nordisk, and you will be part of a highly skilled and motivated international working environment with dynamic teams, each of which are providing Novo Nordisk with a competitive edge and driving state of the art clinical activities.

 

 Being a graduate, you will enjoy the privilege of being part of both formal and informal graduate networks which will allow you to broaden your learnings even further, while building your opportunities and relationships across the company. Troughout 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.

 

The position

During the 2-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of a duration of 8 months. The first rotation is planned to take place within Trial Management at our corporate headquarter in Denmark. The second rotation will be in one of our global affiliates around the world, where you will get hands on operational experience and get to see trial management from a local perspective. The third rotation and last rotation will like the first rotation take place in our headquarters in Denmark, in a department within or with strong ties to clinical development. 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.

 

 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 organisational needs, most likely within the clinical development area.

 

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.

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the Trial Management Graduate Programme will have:

 

  • A relevant master’s degree within natural sciences from 2022 or 2023, with 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, displaying agility and willingness to explore and innovate
  • 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. 

 

  Contact

For questions about the Trial Management Graduate Programme, please contact contact one of our current graduates Mihika Kelkar, +45 34 48 11 32 or Elin Johansson +45 34 48 11 33 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 Trial Management graduate programme click here.

 

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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.