Precision Medicine Principal Scientist

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Måløv, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Principal Precision Medicine Scientist/Precision Medicine Scientific Director to lead implementation of precision medicine strategies in clinical development

Are you an innovative scientist looking for a new role where you can directly impact clinical development programmes through drug and disease mechanistic understanding? Are you looking to join an exciting new department changing the way drugs are developed at Novo Nordisk? Then please read further!

About the department

Precision Medicine is a growing department building and implementing Precision Medicine Strategies in clinical development programmes. As part of the corporate global R&D strategy, the unit has the goal of developing and implementing fit-for-purpose precision medicine strategies for patient stratification and patient selection. We work in multi-disciplinary teams to ensure precision medicine biomarkers are integral from the earliest research experiments through to innovative Phase 3 studies and launched products. Our commitment is to build a differentiated pipeline with increased probability of success by matching medicines with those patients who will benefit most

The position

The Principal Precision Medicine Scientist is accountable for the development and implementation of precision medicine strategies across clinical development programmes from phase 0 to phase 4. A key element is to work closely with early and late-stage clinical development teams to integrate biomarker evaluation and validation with diagnostic planning and implementation whilst maintaining a focus on operational feasibility and broader commercial implications. This could be within the areas of diabetes, obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders, cardiovascular disease or NASH

You will work in a multi-functional team of medical, diagnostics development, regulatory, payor and commercial specialists to bridge the clinical and commercial needs of the project with biomarker and diagnostics development. An essential part of the role will be to ensure robust project planning across complex global drug and diagnostic project teams.

As a senior member of the Translational Development Unit you will also play a key pioneering role in the development of precision medicine and diagnostics as new disciplines at Novo Nordisk.

The position is based in Måløv, Denmark.


You hold a PhD and/or MD with experience from biotech or a pharma company. You have a minimum of 5 years of experience implementing precision medicine strategies. Experience of diagnostic development would be a bonus. We see it as an advantage if you have a scientific background in metabolic and/or cardiovascular disease.

We are looking for a candidate with these qualifications:

  • Track record in the strategic development and implementation of precision medicine during the drug development process;
  • Pioneering attitude to increase innovation in clinical development and develop differentiated products to meet the unmet medical need of the future patients;
  • Dynamic self-starter capable of pro-actively leading biomarker sub-teams;


Working at Novo Nordisk
We always strive for excellence and continuously develop our expertise to stay ahead both as a company and as individuals. We believe that innovation and creativity thrive in a healthy and engaging working environment. Therefore, we give you the opportunity to bring your personal ambition and passion to work to improve the quality of life of the patients.

For further information please contact Cecilie Heerdegen Jepsen at +45 30 79 51 39


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