Rare Disease Medical Advisor

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Kfar Saba, Israel, IL

Are you highly motivated by being able to make a difference in improving patients’ lives? Are you a high-performing executive who is energized by problems and able to energize people around you? If so, you should continue reading. Here is an exciting Medical Advisor opportunity to work in a highly collaborative and driven team environment to create better treatments and care for patients in Israel. By working with us in this role, you will have a direct impact on improving the lives of the patients. Apply today and join us as our new Rare Diseases Medical Advisor within the Novo Nordisk affiliate in Israel!


The Position

Novo Nordisk Israel is looking for a Rare Diseases Medical Advisor. In this role, you will lead medical activities in collaboration with the Rare Diseases Brand Team in Novo Nordisk Israel and actively contribute to the process of building and executing the Brand Team's medical and marketing strategy, with a focus on medical-related initiatives. As Rare Diseases Medical Advisor, you will be in charge of all medical activities and report directly to the Associate Medical Director. Your main accountabilities will be:

  • Generate and drive execution of the local Medical Affairs strategic plans, including establishing and maintaining scientific relationships with key opinion leaders.
  • Identify the main gaps and challenges in the patient journey, with the goal of mapping the target Health Care Professionals and patient population and aiding in improving access to and effective utilization of Novo Nordisk's products.
  • Drive joint co-creation activities with the medical community to improve healthcare in our therapeutic areas and drive or support local and global evidence generation projects.
  • Provide training and educational activities internally and externally.
  • Lead pre-launch and launch medical activities.



To be eligible for the role, you need to hold an Advanced Degree in Health Sciences (Doctor of Medicine\ Doctor of Philosophy\ Doctor of Pharmacy\ Doctor of Veterinary Medicine\ Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry). You should have at least 1 year of experience in the pharma industry or at least 3 years in the biotech industry. We would also like you to have:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hebrew.
  • Multi-tasking ability in a fast-pacing environment and the ability to work in several therapeutic areas in parallel.
  • Proactive approach and accountability for assigned tasks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communication across functions and strong presentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach.
  • Precision and accuracy in everyday work.


About the Department

The medical department in Novo Nordisk is comprised of top tier healthcare professionals dedicated to medical education and research promotion in our therapeutic areas. The department is divided into three units: Diabetes, Obesity, and Rare diseases.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, please send your CV in English directly via our online application tool. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for inter-views will be contacted.