Medical Doctor - Clinical Development, Medical & Science, Diabetes

Category:  Clinical Development

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you a Medical Doctor (MD) with substantial clinical and research experience, ideally within the pharmaceutical industry and within Diabetes care? 


Explore the exciting opportunities within our Diabetes area and bring your expertise to our team!


Apply today for a life-changing career.


The position
We are searching for several new passionate colleagues to drive a clinical development program and take charge of supporting the medical strategic direction within Diabetes.


As a Medical Specialist at the core of Novo Nordisk, you will contribute to the development of innovative diabetes therapies, lead pivotal clinical trials, ensure the safety of our medicines, and participate in the drug submission and approval processes with global health authorities. Additionally, you will be tasked with sharing new scientific insights with physicians and leading researchers worldwide. Overall, medical specialists at Novo Nordisk play an essential role in various stages of clinical drug development.

In this role, you will enjoy a high degree of autonomy, with decisions that have a significant business impact. You will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders within Novo Nordisk's global organization and across numerous countries worldwide.

The position is based in Søborg, Denmark. Your presence at the office will be required, so you need to be either based in Denmark or willing to relocate to Denmark.


To succeed in this role, we require:

  • An MD degree, preferably accompanied by a PhD or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of documented clinical and/or scientific expertise, with a preference for experience within diabetes or metabolism.


Additionally, it is desirable if you meet the following criteria:

  • Experience in strategic and scientific planning within clinical development in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of the drug development life cycle and practical experience with regulatory authorities/scientific advisory meetings.
  • International experience with cross-functional and/or cross-national teams, and management thereof is preferable.


Essential to your success in this role is a strong analytical mindset, effective communication and training skills, flexibility, open-mindedness, and a dedicated team-player mentality. You will be expected to thrive in an informal leadership role within a global environment characterized by continuous and rapid development, with a steadfast focus on high quality and results.

About the department
In Medical & Science Diabetes, we are responsible for the planning and execution of global clinical trials and for medical and scientific support to health authority interactions within the Diabetes portfolio. We are instrumental in providing documentation and interpretation of clinical data leading to New Drug Applications (NDAs) and variation applications, periodic safety updates on marketed drugs, and drugs in clinical development, market access and external scientific communication. The department is based in a project-centric organisation, where we work in cross-functional teams with many different stakeholders and skill types. Our key external stakeholders are the scientific community and medical experts, regulatory authorities, and market access institutions.


Working at Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life-changing.


For further information, please contact Simone Præsius, Talent Acquisition Consultant at


Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 


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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.