Clinical Operations Lead

Category:  Clinical Development

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Would you like to join Novo Nordisk's dedicated global clinical development team, contributing significantly to ambitious drug development programs? Do you want to bring innovative treatments to those with chronic diseases globally and build a career with a top pharmaceutical company offering excellent growth opportunities?


If yes, then apply now for a life-changing career!


The position
We are looking for a Clinical Operation Leads in all our 5 areas. In this position, you take on a senior role with extensive responsibilities, being accountable for all aspects of the operational start-up and initiation activities of a clinical trial. 


Your main responsibilities will include
•    Define, set-up and prepare our clinical trials with operational excellence to the benefit of participants and the company.
•    Be a strong contributor towards translating our strategies and aspirations into operational actions and excellence.

•    Assume accountability for the start-up and initiation of 1-2 clinical trials depending on complexity.
•    Be accountable for trial start-up activities from protocol outline to successful patient recruitment with great exposure to the organisation and cross-functional stakeholders (e.g., Strategic Project Teams, Trial Squads, Medical and Science Teams, Regulatory Affairs etc.)


You will be a great asset to our team because you have:


•    A MSc in Natural Science and at least 3 years of relevant experience from equivalent role, or a BSc in Natural Science with at least 5 years of experience from relevant role within Clinical Operation (e.g. Global Trial Manager, Clinical Research Associate, study nurse or Clinical Trial Administrator)
•    Strong clinical project management experience and the ability to impact the execution and improvement of core clinical processes
•    Knowledge and experience in clinical trial methodology and operational aspects of trial initiation including solid knowledge and experience in clinical IT systems (e.g. EDC, IWRS/RTSM etc)

•    Excellent planning, communication, coordination, and collaboration skills
•    Professional proficiency in English

If you are curious to know more about Clinical Operations in Novo Nordisk, the different positions, job content and qualifications, then please have a look here.


About the department
In Novo Nordisk we are working within 5 areas:


Obesity, Liver Diseases & Devices: We drive the obesity, liver diseases & device portfolio by developing new and better treatments for people with obesity and/or liver diseases and also cover the device development. We are responsible for the establishment of medical and clinical strategies as well as for the execution of clinical trials within our area. We cover all phases (1-4) of the clinical trials including decentralized trials and pediatric studies.

Diabetes: We cover clinical activities from early phase 1 trials on new innovative treatments to large global phase 3a programs and phase 3b/4 life cycle management activities on our marketed products including non-interventional/pragmatic studies to generate real world evidence data.

CagriSema: To accelerate and expand the promising novel therapy CagriSema within obesity and diabetes, a dedicated area has been established as part of Clinical Drug Development. Here, you will help us deliver innovative medicines and drive improved patient outcomes as you take on responsibility for the planning and execution of global clinical trials in Phases 1-4. By contributing to our shared mindset of collaboration and curiosity, you bring innovation to our clinical trials and pave the way for the success of our mission.

OSCD & Outcomes: We drive the entire spectrum of clinical activities on new innovative treatments within the Cardiovascular diseases, Heart failure, chronic kidney diseases and Alzheimer disease portfolio from phase 1 trials to large phase 3a programs and phase 3b/4 life cycle management activities. 

Rare Disease and Advanced Therapies: Novo Nordisk has for many years been pioneers in rare bleeding disorders (such as haemophilia), and rare endocrine disorders (such as growth hormone deficiency) and we keep expanding into more indications and new therapeutic areas. 

We currently have several ongoing Phase 1-4 trials within Rare Blood, Rare Bleeding and Rare Endocrine Disorders. We are also responsible for the clinical execution of the Novo Nordisk stem cell portfolio. Today we span over various technologies such as proteins, monoclonal antibodies, cells, and gene therapy.


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a world-leading agile company in a dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessary 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.  

For further information, please contact Director, Ali Ijaz at +45 3075 4887 or Director, Line Elmøe Glesner at +45 3075 1950


30 April 2024. Screening and interviewing will be done on an ongoing basis. Please state if you are particularly interested in one specific area.
You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. We are committed to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all job applicants. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo to your CV.


This position is a part of the NN Denmark “Referral Bonus Programme”.


By submitting your application for this position, you acknowledge and agree that your CV and application materials may be accessible and viewed by relevant managers within Clinical Operations for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy.


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.