Clinical Research Associate - Talent Pipeline

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Roma, Lazio, IT


You are applying to be a part of a Novo Nordisk Talent Pool (Pipeline), not a currently open position. Joining our pipeline means that you will be considered as a potential match for current and upcoming positions to ensure you don’t miss out on a life-changing career. When an opportunity arises, we will reach out and invite you for an interview. We will keep your application for six months ensuring the best opportunities to provide a solid match for open positions. If you would like to be considered for a CRA or similar roles in future, please submit your CV. We are looking forward to receiving your application!


About the department
You will work in our Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk, that is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies, to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved.
The position
As Clinical Research Associate your role is to verify the accuracy and completeness of the trial data, that the rights and well-being of human subjects are protected, and the conduct of the trial follows the current approved protocol, GCP and local legislations.
Your main responsibilities will include:

  • To be the primary point of contact between site staff and Novo Nordisk, act as a site manager and an ambassador for the company and contribute to making Novo Nordisk the preferred partner in clinical trials
  • Overall site management, including site monitoring and remote monitoring as applicable
  • To ensure that trial site staff are properly trained to conduct the trial(s), provide necessary training, and to identify and flag any development areas and implement mitigations
  • To manage trial sites to meet the patient recruitment and retention target, aimed at successful completion of the clinical programme
  • To contribute to or lead selection of sites, in collaboration with CDC and local colleagues such as Line Managers and Medical Affairs department


To be eligible for this role, you need to hold a bachelor’s degree in Life Science (preferably in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology, CTF) and to have a minimum of one year of independent monitoring activities in interventional clinical trials.


You also meet the following requirements:

  • You are fluent in both Italian and English
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology
  • Knowledge of the clinical trials environment – ICH GCP, regulatory issues, SOPs
  • Good working knowledge of electronic clinical trials systems – CTMS, EDC, IWRS, electronic TMF
  • Basic GCP qualification

On a personal level you should have the ability to lead without authority and have high focus on delivery and quality. You need excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as proven decision making and problem-solving capabilities. In this role, the ability to manage multiple priorities is crucial as well as an ability to adjust quickly to new situations in a continuously developing environment.


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.

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


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.