Medical Doctor with Nephrology experience

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you a medical doctor (MD) with a background and interest in nephrology within kidney disease area (clinical, research or drug development)?


This could be an exciting opportunity for you!


We need your analytical skills and research experience to bring forward novel therapies by driving innovative trial designs and we need your clinical experience to support ongoing development of innovative treatment options that will make a difference for patients suffering from kidney diseases. You thrive in navigating the many interdependencies of clinical drug development at a global scale evaluating competing priorities and risks while facilitating clear communication and decision-making.


Join us and you will be part of a team of talented medical doctors in a great and inspiring working environment.


The position

As medical specialist, you will collaborate closely with colleagues across the Novo Nordisk organisation. Although based in the Copenhagen Area, the job is globally oriented and with close interaction with colleagues in regional offices as well as external stakeholders including regulatory bodies, treating physicians and therapeutic experts. We expect you to understand how to establish and maintain these professional relationships. You will drive clinical trial life cycle from Medical & Science including designing trials, trial conduct and evaluate and present results.


What is more, you will give oral presentations internally, externally and co-author publications. The organisation is dynamic and therefore your responsibilities will change in accordance with the needs of the organisation and to support your further professional development. You will be part of a sub-team of highly skilled and dedicated medical doctors, who is responsible for kidney-focused drug development in Novo Nordisk.



To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • University degree as a Medical Doctor and have clinical practice experience.
  • Ideally board certification in nephrology.
  • Documented research experience, preferably within the field of nephrology, such as a PhD and/or clinical development experience including (co)-investigator in clinical trials or relevant experience with clinical drug development from the Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry.
  • Successful candidates are 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 implementation and simple execution. The candidate should have a patient-centric mind-set and actively express a proactive attitude despite challenges


Additionally, on a personal level you have:

  • Excellent communication skills (proficiency in written and spoken English).
  • Strong coordination/planning and collaborative capabilities with many different stakeholders with diverse professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Analytical and strategic skills, creativity, curiosity, flexibility, commitment, and ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to thrive in a setting with a high level of complexity and have solid problem-solving capabilities.


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 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.


About the department

Medical & Science, OSCD and Outcomes is part of Global Development located in Søborg, Copenhagen, Denmark and are driving our expanding portfolio within other serious chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney disease and Alzheimer’s Disease and executing large outcomes trials.


We are medically responsible for global clinical development programmes and our responsibilities include planning and execution of clinical trials (phase 1-4) and non-interventional studies, medical and scientific support to health authority interactions, publications, presentations and more.


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 Ingrid Holst, MD, PhD at +45 30777160.



Please apply for the position no later than August 14, 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.


You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.






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.