Competency Development Specialist/Principal Competency Development Specialist

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you passionate about clinical process development and eager to drive process innovation and digitalisation? Do you have a profound understanding of clinical drug development and an end-to-end mindset?


If so, then you might be our new colleague in the Clinical Reporting Office. The position offers a unique opportunity to work both in the digital space and with Clinical Processes to leverage best practices and innovation to the benefit of our global organisation.


Apply now for this life-changing job opportunity!


The position

In Clinical Reporting we are currently in the process of rolling out an industry-leading next generation authoring platform. As such, leading a clinical process in Clinical Reporting will require you to be responsible for creating a framework of processes which ensures efficient and effective use of this technology. For this role you will need to be a pragmatic thinker who is able to align compliance and industry standards, and to continuously ensure development of our processes while implementing technology.


Your main tasks will include:

  • Content responsible for a process including authoring Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), guidance and templates
  • Setting strategic direction for the process and digital possibilities, and guide the leadership team accordingly
  • Securing department, cross-organisational and global knowledge-sharing, and collaboration to ensure operational and efficient processes across therapeutic areas
  • Supporting global quality processes for global Clinical Reporting units in connection with inspections and audits, SOP review and impact assessment
  • Functioning as Clinical Reporting representative in different internal and external working groups and networks, and assist across Clinical Reporting Office
  • Drive competency development in Clinical Reporting



To be successful in this position, you need to have the following:

  • PhD or Master´s degree in science or equivalent
  • Extensive and broad experience with drug and device development in the pharmaceutical industry; including medical writing, Regulatory Affairs, process owner or other relevant work
  • Experience with a broad range of different medical writing tasks, including structured authoring/content reuse
  • Strong experience with regulatory requirements within drug and device development
  • A mindset that fosters process innovation and digitalisation
  • Fluent in written and spoken English


As a person, you are a natural team player, thrive in a fast-paced work environment and bring a can-do-spirit. You are a flexible and change-oriented person with strong analytical skills, who can work independently on larger tasks. Further, it is important for you to be an active contributor to the success of the entire team.


About the department

The position is based in the Clinical Reporting Office in Søborg, Denmark, where we are a team of dedicated colleagues with a shared interest in innovation and digitalisation of the processes within Clinical Reporting. We are also committed to ensuring competency among our global colleagues who work on our drug development projects.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re in-spired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific re-search, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.



For further information, please reach out to Klaus Kjær Laigaard at +45 3079 3894.



01 October 2023.


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