Clinical Programming Specialist

Category:  Data & AI

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN


Department: Data Management Operations and Insights


Are you passionate about analyzing data and providing valuable insights? Are you ready to join a dynamic team and make a difference in the healthcare industry? We are looking for a skilled Clinical Programming Specialist to join our Data Management Operations and Insights department at Novo Nordisk. If you have a strong analytical mindset and a desire to drive business intelligence, then read on and apply today for a life-changing career.


About the department


Our Clinical Data Operations & Insights group is about 400 professionals spanning across India, Denmark, and North America. Data Management sits in Development where we manage clinical drug development worldwide, ensuring that the process lives up to uniform global standards, regulations, and business ethics while delivering viable products that make a difference to patients and ultimately benefit society. Our newly formed Data Review and Cleaning group sits within the Data Management & Centralised Data Review Department led from our Bengaluru site. The Data Review and Cleaning group has been set up to centralize and modernize the data review and cleaning processes, implement new methodologies, and develop innovative toolkits supporting the transformation.


The Position


As a Clinical Programmer Specialist, you will be responsible for leading the development of intelligence solutions that involve data collection, consolidation, transformation, and analysis from various sources. Design, develop, and maintain data visualization dashboards to help users understand and analyze the data. Ensure the development of reliable back end and front-end components. The Clinical Programming Specialists will play a vital role in upholding the quality and accuracy of data within the context of their responsibilities. This entails not only identifying and rectifying data errors but also establishing robust data governance protocols and implementing risk-management strategies to safeguard and uphold data integrity standards.


  • Responsible for designing, building, and maintaining interactive dashboards for real-time clinical data monitoring and analysis for data review using Python or R. Ensure to drive the implementation of data analytics reports and dashboards.
  • Responsible for ensuring the quality and accuracy of data, identifying and correcting data errors, as well as establishing data governance protocols and risk-management strategies to maintain data integrity.
  • Execute problem-solving and troubleshooting for procedures and processes that may arise in the course of a clinical trial. Create and execute reports within the clinical reporting systems using SQL, PL/SQL, SAS, Python, R, etc.
  • Develop and manage robust data systems that consolidate data from various sources, including EDC systems, Veeva EDC, and clinical databases, and implement data pipelines for efficient data flow and processing, ensuring data integrity.
  • Translate complex data sets into easily understandable formats through reports, presentations, and dashboards and perform Testing and debugging applications end-to-end for any glitches and performance issues and integrate fast data storage solutions.




To be successful in this role, we are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:


  • Masters / Bachelor’s degree in Life Science or comparable degree in computer science, Information Technology clinical information management, or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with a programming background and preferably 5-plus years in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong Understanding of data concepts and structures and best practices for working with them.
  • Experience in basic data analysis methods like sorting, filtering, and creating visualizations.
  • Familiar with data retrieval tools and techniques, potentially including writing queries in SQL or similar languages.
  • Proficient in working with programming languages: Python, R & R Shiny.
  • Hands-on experience with data visualization applications such as Tableau, Power BI or Spotfire to create charts, graphs, and dashboards.
  • Knowledge of working experience of Amazon web services (AWS) and REST or other APIs.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Experience in project management, collaboration, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Profound Knowledge of GxP and guidelines within drug development.



Working At Novo Nordisk


Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company with a 100-year legacy of driving change to defeat serious chronic diseases. Building on our strong legacy within diabetes, we are growing massively and expanding our commitment, reaching millions around the world and impacting more than 40 million patient lives daily. All of this has made us one of the 20 most valuable companies in the world by market cap. Our success relies on the joint potential and collaboration of our more than 63,000 employees around the world. We recognize the importance of the unique skills and perspectives our people bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk, we’re working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Join us! Together, we go further. Together, we’re life-changing.




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.



28th June, 2024.

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.