Medical Advisor/Senior Medical Advisor, MASH

Category:  Medical Affairs

Chiyoda, Tokyo, JP


Are you passionate about improving patient outcomes? Do you have experience in medical affairs and a desire to make a difference in the healthcare industry? We are looking for a Medical Advisor to join our dedicated team at Novo Nordisk, Japan. If you are ready for a challenging and rewarding career, read on and apply today for a life-changing opportunity.
Novo Nordisk has been globally recognized as the Best Place to Work, topping the ranks for two consecutive years in 2022 and 2023. It is an exciting time to join Novo Nordisk and be part of a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, helping us achieve our aspirations to establish a global presence in the industry.

About the department
The Medical Affairs department at Novo Nordisk is devoted to improving patient outcomes and providing medical guidance to the organization. We work closely with healthcare professionals, key opinion leaders, and international professional associations to ensure the highest standards of medical knowledge and communication. Our team is passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients and driving innovation in the healthcare industry.


The position
As a Medical Advisor, you will partner within Medical Affairs, Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) and with sales and marketing to ensure alignment of medical affairs activities. Enhances team capabilities to drive scientific dialogue through medical information, MSL, Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) engagements, medical education, publications, and advisory boards. 
Other role tasks are as follows but are not limited to:

  • Participate in the successful development, optimization and execution of effective medical strategies in the assigned therapy area/product, to achieve goals. Ensures strategic alignment of therapy area/product scientific communication platform with local, and global plans.
  • Ensures sound scientific and medical guidance is provided for marketing strategies for therapy area/product. Collaborates with key stakeholders to develop action plans aiming to appropriately position assigned products in response to the current unmet medical needs and market dynamics. 
  • Leads the establishment and optimization of internal scientific resources for internal use. Oversees development and execution of the medical education plan based on Health Care Partner (HCP) learning needs for assigned brand/therapy area. (i.e., symposia) and ensures local alignment. Support Medical Information by developing and providing answers on request from HCPs as needed.
  • Leverages knowledge of clinical practice, KOL insights, competitor scientific activity, as well as future directions in healthcare to collaborate within Clinical Medical Regulatory and with marketing as well as other Novo Nordisk functions to create brand strategy, plans and tactics. Assists in distilling scientific/medical knowledge and providing internal medical training in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Contributes to KOL engagement planning, execution, and tracking, collaborating with internal stakeholders for alignment. Provides leadership and input for KOL engagement activities, including KOL Advisory Boards, speaker training, etc.


  • Minimum master’s degree in science (pharmaceutical science is preferred).
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within the pharmaceutical industry as a Medical Advisor or or relevant role in Clinical, Medical Affairs.
  • Strong project management skills and presentation skills.
  • Business-level English communication skill is required.


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.


Upload your CV to our online career page (click on Apply and follow the instructions). 

Until the completion of recruitment.
Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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.