International Medical Director

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to be at the forefront of medical science, developing the therapies that will define a new era of advanced regenerative medicine?


This unique opportunity could be perfect for you!


The position

Novo Nordisk is progressing our exciting clinical program using cell-based therapies to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease and we are looking for a Medical Director with passion and robust experience in clinical development to lead drive our clinical trials.


As Medical Director from Clinical Drug Development, you will lead the planning and management of the clinical trials within Cell Therapies from an end-to-end clinical development perspective and drive execution of the plan. The use of cell-based therapies is multi-faceted and involves the design of novel surgical devices and procedures, advanced imaging techniques and use of immunosuppressant and navigating the complexity of interlinked interventions in a clinical trial setting will be key. 


The Medical Director will provide clinical leadership and medical input to plan and execute clinical trials using Cell Therapies for Parkinson’s disease and other potential indications. You will be supporting the Global Project Medical Lead in ensuring overall integrity in execution of the Clinical Development Program in partnership with other global line functions and regional offices. You will be interacting frequently with key experts within stem cell research in Parkinson’s disease from academia who have been instrumental for designing our clinical development program.



  • Medical degree and preferably a PhD degree or other dedicated clinical research experience. 
  • 3+ years of clinical drug development experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Solid understanding of GCP, clinical trial design and regulatory and clinical development processes
  • Experience within areas of cell-based therapies, Parkinson’s disease, neurosurgery, advanced imaging techniques (PET-CT/MRI) and/or clinical device development is preferred.


About the department

You will join a highly collaborative and ambitious team of 18 MDs in Medical & Science, Rare Disease and Advanced Therapies and work closely with our dedicated and cross-functional Cell Therapy Unit in our Research Organisation. We are truly passionate in our work to help people with debilitating chronic diseases and work closely together with clinicians and patients to ensure that our therapeutic solutions optimally address their needs.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are an organisation with many international employees, and we welcome local as well as non-local applicants. We offer mobility and relocation support. We offer an inspiring and ambitious working environment, alongside the flexibility that allows you to influence your own working day.


Our decisions are guided by the Triple Bottom Line principle, which means that we are committed to do business in a way that is financially, socially and environmentally responsible. We always go for what is best for the patient, and we always consider how our actions may impact people, communities, and the environment.


At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication, and ambition help us change lives for the better.



For further information, please contact hiring manager Nis Agerlin Windeløv + 45 30 79 81 95


Application deadline

Please apply for the position no later than August 7th, 2022


Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all job applicants.


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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.