Medical Doctor for Clinical Drug Development in Liver Diseases

Category:  Clinical Development

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Do you want to join a great drug development team that enjoys coming to work while striving to improve the lives of patients living with liver diseases? We are looking for a talented Medical Doctor with research and/or clinical experience with a wish to work with drug development within a highly inspiring environment in the pharmaceutical industry.


Apply now and join us for a life-changing career!

The position
We are a team consisting of 8 skilled medical doctors working with liver diseases projects covering clinical drug development from preclinical assessment through Phase 1-4. As our new colleague you will be involved in a great variety of tasks in close collaboration with many other skill areas. As such, you will:


  • Play a leading role in designing clinical trials including the use of digital tools, interpreting data, looking at biomarkers and different -omics, assessing risk-benefit profiles of drugs, documenting results, and supporting regulatory submissions. 
  • Give presentations internally and externally and co-author publications.


The job is globally oriented, and you will be interacting with colleagues and regulatory bodies, treating physicians, and therapeutic experts. You can expect travelling activity of approximately 10 days per year. 

To succeed in this role, we expect you to have: 

  • A university degree as a Medical Doctor. Scientific training at PhD level or equivalent preferably within basic and/or clinical research. 
  • Experience with clinical development from the pharmaceutical industry or biotech industry would be appreciated but not a pre-requisite.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.


As a person, you have excellent collaboration and communication skills, thrive in a setting with a high level of complexity, are curious, and have solid problem-solving capabilities. 


Most importantly, you will be involved in meaningful work with dedicated open-minded people for an organisation that is committed to help changing serious chronic diseases. Curiosity, empathy, and a good sense of humour as well as a wish to understand yourself even better and explore personal development opportunities are very much appreciated.


About the department
In Medical & Science Liver Diseases, we are responsible for the planning and execution of global clinical trials and for medical and scientific support to health authority interactions. We are instrumental in generating and interpreting clinical data leading to the approval of new treatments within liver diseases as well as scientific communication of the clinical data. We work in cross-functional teams and are pivotal in ensuring the implementation of other important aspects of clinical development including device, digitalisation, and diagnostic development. We are also involved in identification of new targets including support to external scouting.


Working at Novo Nordisk
We are world leaders in diabetes care and pioneering other therapy areas such as obesity and liver diseases. Our goal is to improve the lives of millions of people around the world, every day. That is why we keep the patient in focus while never losing sight of the bigger picture. At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication, and ambition help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development. For international candidates, relocation aid will be provided. 


For further information, please contact Senior Director Michael Lund at +45 30 75 90 50


1 March 2024


Kindly note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis.

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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.