Associate Project Manager

Category:  Research

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Associate Project Manager  


Are you looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills to perform and coordinate personal assistant tasks for Vice President (VP) and department heads? Do you thrive with providing operational support and driving business initiatives and actions on behalf of VP and department heads? We offer you a key role with diverse assignments ranging from administrative tasks to independent coordination and follow-up. Apply today and join us in Måløv for a life-changing career. 


The position

As our Associate Project Manager in Translational Research, you are offered a challenging and broad position. Your primary areas of responsibility will be administrative and operational support and driving business initiatives and actions on behalf of VP and department heads. It is a new role, so you will get to influence and shape the role according to your personal strengths. The position offers great opportunities for utilizing your personal skills and experiences, and for personal and professional development.


Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Perform or coordinate personal assistant tasks for VP and department heads
  • Plan and facilitate meetings and off-site events
  • Ad hoc administrative tasks as: Prepare meeting agendas, minutes, follow-up
  • Drive business initiatives and actions on behalf of VP and department heads
  • Oversee department budgets in collaboration with finance partner
  • Manage intranet and internet presence incl. internal and external social media
  • Support the practical onboarding process of new employees



You hold a relevant master’s degree or bachelor’s degree with min. 2 years relevant experience or equivalent knowledge through relevant practical experience. Alternatively, you might have experience from a position as Personal Assistant or perhaps you are a talented newly graduate with a relevant degree in Business or similar.  


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • Strong stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills in English – both oral and written
  • Good presentation skills, an extrovert and business-oriented personality
  • Strong analytical skills
  • An innovative approach to problem-solving and you can transform analysis into clear and understandable communication


As a person, you are highly structured and organised. You can work independently and do your best to find solutions. You are capable of handling multiple tasks, prioritise and meet deadlines. We expect you to have a growth mindset and the ability to think economically. Lastly, you are easy-going, open and value close collaboration with other colleagues.      


About the department

In Translational Research, we are a commitment to identifying biomarkers and generating high-quality biomarker data to guide decision-making in research & development. Translational Research is part of Global Translation, an organisational area responsible for the application of translational methodologies across all the therapy areas in Novo Nordisk. Our ambitious goal is to ensure early, data-driven decision-making in clinical trials by application of biomarkers of target engagement, proof-of-mechanism, and precision medicine. Global Translation is part of Novo Nordisk´s Research & Early Development and located in Måløv.


Translational Research is a Vice President area that consists of two departments, Biomarker Assay Development and Biomarker Identification. At the Biomarker Assay Development department, we establish and qualify biomarker assays to support drug discovery, and we deliver biomarker data that are key for maturing the next generation of drugs. We provide guidance on the feasibility of biomarker platforms used in pre-clinical and clinical studies and enable our stakeholders to make informed decisions. The Biomarker Identification department is specialised in in vitro, in vivo, and omics-based methods and technologies for identification of new biomarkers and harbours facilities for mass spectrometry-based proteomics and peptidomics analysis. More recently the department expanded into doing molecular imaging analysis.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our careers is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 50,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.



For further information please contact Benjamin Weber, Vice President of Translational Research at +45 34480708.



23 February 2023.


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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.