Business Analyst - Life Science background

Category:  Information Technology & Telecom

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you have a science background within e.g., research looking for a challenge that involves digitalization and automation? Can you see yourself being part of building a new department in Research & Early Development IT (R&ED IT) at Novo Nordisk? You will contribute to defining new ways of working with IT in the laboratories by rethinking digitalization and automatization into working smarter and with data.


About the department

The R&ED IT Lab Solutions team is a new team within R&ED IT anchored in Digital, Data & IT (DD&IT). The department consists of 10 people divided between Business Analysts, an IT Policy Manager, an IT Service Manager, an IT Security Manager, and onsite IT supporters that assist the research laboratories globally with their day2day IT challenges on their +1000 Lab IT systems. R&ED IT is together with R&ED driving an aspirational digital and automation agenda that will require new IT solutions and services enabling R&ED to reach their ambitious goals of new discoveries.


The department has a close link to all research sites but is anchored at the Måløv site in Denmark. The R&ED IT Lab Solutions team supports the scientists and technicians and their research all over the world, offering opportunities to visit other sites, e.g., Beijing, Oxford, Seattle, and Fremont.


As this is a new department, there will be plenty of opportunities to develop your skills along the journey. Furthermore, partaking in shaping the future of the R&ED IT Lab Solutions department will be very rich.


About the position

You will be an important part of a key agenda in Novo Nordisk: Digitalization and Automatization. By networking across the laboratories, you will find and share best practices on how to optimize their processes.

You will together with your fellow business analysts in the team be a sparring partner for the laboratories and bridge them with Digital, Data & IT (DD&IT) to find new solutions on how to automate and digitalize their processes.

As a Business Analyst, you will spend most of your time on-site and when it is needed: travel to one of the other research sites in the world to see, understand and solve their challenges. An important aspect of this position is close collaboration with the lab scientists and technicians and how you and the team can support that they focus more time on research and spend less on IT. Therefore, it is vital that you share a natural interest and curiosity in the exciting research processes ongoing in the laboratories.


Key areas of responsibility:

  • Analyze tools and solutions for the laboratories securing optimal IT operations of their lab IT systems among all research sites
  • Automate onboarding of new systems
  • Act as the sparring partner for the automation and digitalization in the laboratories and drive the implementation of these new solutions
  • Bridge solutions from DD&IT that can benefit the research laboratories so they can focus on doing research and not IT



You are a good communicator across functions, levels, and cultures. You can listen as well as understand the IT and business complexities and are able to translate these into opportunities.


You are proactive, curious, and want to ensure the best solutions. You must be able to bridge your science and IT skills with Novo Nordisk’s business requirements to identify and solve their challenges. You are also able to design standardized and integrated IT solutions.


You will be given the opportunity to develop and improve your skills in both complex IT systems and windows environments and be close to our research organization at the same time. Learning by doing is very much the way to succeed in this position. A neutral interest and experience in the field is key, as it is your dedication that ensures your success in this role.


It is required of you to have:

  • A degree at minimum BA level of science in a relevant field (e.g., Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Life-Science, or Pharmacy
  • Experience working in a lab setting, either through studies or work.
  • A natural interest in IT and IT savviness and the will to implement and drive IT solutions, as well as a desire to travel and expand your network and capabilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with people across the organization, ability to instill confidence and implement innovative solutions
  • An analytical and service-minded mindset
  • Excellent communication skills in English, written and orally


As a person you are:

  • Structured, organized, and analytical
  • A team player, happy to share experience and information with your colleagues
  • Self-driven, proactive, and responsible
  • Flexible and able to function under time pressure
  • Curious about developing and learning new IT skills and acquiring insight in Novo Nordisk


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.



In this recruitment process, Novo Nordisk is assisted by Capax Recruitment. For additional information about the position, please contact Xenia Reimers Rosiak at



Please apply before April 16th, 2023.


Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

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.