Fellowship - Medical Affairs (Multiple Positions)

Facility:  General Management and Administration

Plainsboro, NJ, US

About the Department                                                                                                                                               

The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved. The one thing that keeps us all marching to the same beat is our patient-centered focus. At Novo Nordisk, you will help patients around the world. As their needs evolve, so does our challenge to find better and more innovative ways to improve their quality of life. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?


The Position

The Medical Affairs (MA) Postdoctoral Fellowship is a one-year, experiential program based in Plainsboro, New Jersey. This fellowship is intended to provide experience for Doctor of Pharmacy within the pharmaceutical industry. MA postdoctoral fellow will provide assistance to Medical Affairs department at Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI). The fellow will gain the skills needed to pursue a career within the pharmaceutical industry where their education and experience can make a significant contribution to satisfying customer needs and achieving company goals.



The fellow will report to the Fellowship Manager during the one-year the program. Additional key internal relationships may include MA management, MA project management, Medical Communications, Clinical Trial Management, Clinical Development, Marketing and Market development, as well as Global Medical Affairs (GMA).


Essential Functions

  • Lead projects, representing MA interests on cross-functional teams including, Medical Operations, population health management, Clinical Trial Management, Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR), Marketing and other key functional areas
  • Participate in the development and execution of scientific, population health and HEOR materials and training for the Field Medical Affairs team and in-house colleagues
  • Gain working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing the pharmaceutical industry including interactions with health care professionals and potential implications for Novo Nordisk
  • Participate in strategic planning to support the Medical Affairs objectives
  • Participate in the implementation of tactics and training to support effective product development, launch and life-cycle management
  • Provide accurate, fair-balanced and current medical and technical information about Novo Nordisk products to healthcare professionals, key institutions, managed care organizations and the broader medical and academic community
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Medical Affairs professionals, including Home Office and Field Based
  • Develop and present a “Fellowship Research Project” poster at a professional conference during their time in the Program
  • Extraction and interpretation of insights from scientific data, clinical experts or Key External Stakeholders
  • Opinion leader identification and development of key stakeholder strategies and engagement plans


Physical Requirements

10%-15% overnight travel required.



  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of Pharmacy with strong academic track record required
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Presentable, highly articulate, goal-oriented, honest, with high integrity and strong ethics
  • Track record of team work, innovation and project management
  • Ability to think critically, strategically, and independently
  • Possess good communication skills, both oral, written and presentation
  • Demonstrate an ability to perform medical accuracy review with strong attention to detail. Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and MS word software applications and overall computer skills with knowledge of literature search technique required


At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status.

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.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


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