International Medical Director

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Internaltional Medical Director with drug development within (rare) endocrine disorders


Job Description 

We are looking for a medical doctor (MD) with a background of drug development and medical/ research experience within the field of (rare) endocrine disorders. You will be medical responsible for driving innovative trial designs and work in a cross functional team, with key member functions of Scientific and Development teams during phase 1-3 clinical studies and contribute as medical expert to the implementation of translational strategy for the projects.


About the department

Medical & Science, Biopharm is part of Clinical Drug Development and situated in Søborg, Copenhagen, Denmark. In Biopharm we are passionate on developing new treatments for rare blood and rare endocrine disorders and we span over various technologies such as proteins, stem cells, gene therapy as platforms In your role you will be part of a team of highly qualified and motivated colleagues.


The rarity of the disorders requires a close engagement and collaboration with international and external partners and key opinion leaders. We are responsible for clinical development strategies and programmes of the Novo Nordisk Biopharm portfolio including bridging the early ideas from research to the marketed products in life cycle management. This is where the knowledge of drug development or medical research can play a great role for products to be developed and in the end reach the patients to serve their needs.

The area consists of 2 departments with 22 people including both medical doctors (MDs) and administrative colleagues.


The position

Successful candidates are curious and dedicated team players who can analyse and communicate data which can be used to design trials, ensure medically sound regulatory interactions as well as to drive learnings one step further into innovative implementation and simple execution. The candidate should have a patient-centric mind-set and actively express a proactive attitude despite challenges.


You will collaborate closely with colleagues across the Novo Nordisk organisation. The job is globally oriented and will require strong interactions with colleagues in regional offices as well as external stakeholders including regulatory bodies, treating physicians and therapeutic experts. You should have a flair for building and using both internal and external network(s) and share learnings actively within the project and department.


The job requires a high degree of independence and team spirit as many decisions have high business impact. Therefore, focus as well as flexibility is important due to several tasks will be coming from different stakeholders and expectation management is key to success.



To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • University degree as a Medical Doctor
  • Research experience and/or medical expertise in pharma/biotech industry
  • PhD degree is seen as an advantage
  • Proficiency in English as we work in a global environment


In this position you should expect travelling activities of approximately 15-20 days per year.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired 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 research, 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.



Helle Holst+ 45 3075 7001



Please apply no later than the 29th of August 2021, interviews will be conducted ongoingly.

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