Associate Functional Programmer

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN


Are you passionate about quality and simplification? Do you want to build quality within processes in the most efficient way? Do you have an innovative mindset to drive change in a future-ready environment and support your colleagues and stakeholders by challenging the status-quo in a friendly and open-minded way? If so, there is a job opportunity waiting for you as our new Associate Functional Programmer. At Novo Nordisk, we will challenge you to do the best work of your life. Apply Now.


The Position:


The Associate Functional Programmer will be responsible developing standard and Clinical trial material (CTM) reports for the trial portfolio's Risk Based Monitoring (RBM). He will be present at the trial monitoring report meeting and will generate reports as needed. and will be responsible for comprehending stakeholder requirements for Trial/Medical Monitoring and Risk Indicator reports, as well as preparing specifications in accordance.

The Associate Functional Programmer will plan and lead meetings that set expectations, keep meeting minutes, and ensure that actions proposed during meetings are followed through. and chairing ad hoc meetings based on stakeholder needs to identify areas where “reporting activities” could be improved. Mentor and train new employees in the process. Determine and support testing requirements, as well as support training materials for manager. Primary responsibilities as an Associate functional programmer will include:


  • Create new and/or modify existing programmes in accordance with specifications using programming languages such as SQL / PLSQL / SAS, etc.
  • Create standard and/or customised existing reports for Projects, Study Groups, Management, Titration Group, Data Review Group, and so on.
  • Create ad-hoc reports for stakeholders such as Adverse Event of Special Interest (AESI), Data Cleaning cycles, Protocol deviations, Site Data Entry statues, Subject    lists, and so on.
  • Maintain Trial/project related documentation.
  • Track stakeholder requests. Create an agenda and expectations for the functional programmer. Educate stakeholders on existing reports that can be used for their current request, considering time and resources.




  • Graduate/Postgraduate in Life Science or comparable degree in computer science, Information Technology, clinical information management or equivalent qualifications.
  • 1-2 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry and preferably with in clinical data management systems, Clinical trial Management or bioinformatics, and Clinical Research or Clinical programming.
  • Demonstrated computer skills (MS Office, MS Project, PowerPoint, Power BI).
  • Excellent understanding of medical terminology with Profound knowledge of GxP and guidelines within drug development.
  • Good knowledge in at least 1 programming language such as SAS / VBScript / SQL / PLSQL.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Ability to plan well and handle complex tasks simultaneously and independently.
  • Analytical and result oriented.
  • Good team player with communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Proactive and resilient to changes.


About the Department:


Clinical Data Science, Global Business Services (CDS GBS) was started in September 2007 and within a short span of eight years since its inception, has transitioned from a small start-up to one of the largest units in GBS and a key contributor to Novo Nordisk clinical development portfolio. As the organisation is growing along with the Research & Development portfolio, we are looking for several new medical Reviewing colleagues. In Clinical Data Science, we are responsible for managing clinical drug development worldwide from early development phases to product introduction. The CMU support is established in GBS to support the Risk Based Monitoring of clinical trials conducted by Novo Nordisk in line with health authority requirements. The unit is responsible for performance of centralised medical review of patient data that includes medical monitoring and lab surveillance; and generation of visualisations and reports identifying outliers and trends from various data sources.


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.




If you believe you are a match for the above requirements and are willing to take up the role, please apply here with our online application tool.



Apply before 5th October,2022.



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