Director - Clinical Pharmacology - Diabetes

Category:  Clinical Development

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you passionate about clinical pharmacology and developing people? We are looking for a Director with an ambitious and curious mindset – who will lead a dedicated team of Clinical Pharmacology Specialists in Medical & Science Diabetes.


In this job you will be offered exciting opportunities to further increase your experience within leadership and clinical pharmacology by combining scientific insight, patient focus and strategic impact.


You will drive the performance and development of the people in your team, and master complex clinical development strategies and activities by using your scientific and drug development expertise.


You will be working with highly talented colleagues, all striving passionately to create better treatments and care for patients living with Diabetes.


The position

As the Director, your will lead one of the Medical & Science Clinical Pharmacology departments within the Diabetes project area of Clinical Drug Development. This requires hands-on involvement in devising Clinical Pharmacology strategies, crafting development plans encompassing high-level study designs, and facilitating regulatory interactions, all while maintaining a portfolio-oriented approach.


Your team comprises adept and seasoned Clinical Pharmacology specialists and Scientific Directors. Integrated within the Medical Specialist department, they bear the responsibility of spearheading clinical pharmacology trials and programs. Additionally, they provide crucial input for the clinical pharmacology strategy for Medical & Science Diabetes, spanning diverse stages of development from phase 1 to 3.


Together with your team, you will interact with Health Authorities and be responsible for clinical pharmacology summaries, for the clinical pharmacology parts of a submission dossier, and provide clinical pharmacology input to secure approvals of new drugs.


Our company offers flexible work arrangements, including the option to work remotely, such as two days a week from home. Expectations include engaging in travel activities, averaging 4-6 trips annually, each spanning a few days.

This is a thrilling chance to make a significant impact on both the growth of individuals and the strategic direction of the team you're leading.



To thrive and succeed, we expect you to have a M.Sc. degree in Life Sciences, preferably complemented by a Ph.D. and the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Highly motivated and skilled in making people succeed and develop.
  • A strong scientific mindset and expertise in Clinical Pharmacology.
  • Experience in designing and planning clinical trials.
  • Experience with health authority interactions.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English.

On a personal level, you are a team player who inspires trust, openness, and creativity in your team and among stakeholders. You focus on solutions, identifying criticality and enabling decisions. You communicate openly and effectively and encourage critical thinking, initiative, and innovation.


About the department

In Medical & Science we cover projects from first in human dose until a product goes of the market. We are a strong team of +60 specialists working dedicated to improving the lives of people living with diabetes. We work project centric in teams of medical specialists and clinical pharmacology specialists.

Clinical Pharmacology plays a key role in the development of new drugs at Novo Nordisk. We work as an integrated part of development and research project teams, being responsible for the clinical pharmacology strategy.


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.



For further information, please contact Louise Færch VP Medical & Science at +45 30757906.



23 February 2024


We will review the applications on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as the posting may be closed before indicated deadline.


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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.