Statistical expert for cardio-renal outcome trials

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK

Denmark – Søborg/Aalborg or homebased in Europe



Novo Nordisk has a broad and expanding pipeline and we are therefore looking for experienced and strategic statistician to help us reach our goals. If you can see yourself working in an inclusive, engaging and global environment where you can use your statistical expertise and quality mindset to bring clinical projects to registration and market by focusing at making the scientific results publicly available, then continue reading!


About the Department

In Biostatistics we are approximately 250 statisticians and statistical programmers globally, organised in departments supporting our development projects (e.g. Diabetes, Obesity, Haemophilia, and other serious chronic diseases). Primarily we perform our statistical work in-house, thus we offer a wide variety of statistical tasks and challenges and provide a strong scientific community. We have many international employees and, we welcome non-local applicants. We maintain a positive and collaborative atmosphere in our everyday work and ensure a healthy work-life balance.


The position

Biostatistics is seeking an expert statistician to be part of the biostatistics team responsible for Novo Nordisk’s large cardiovascular outcomes trials. We work close together as a team to support our current ongoing cardio-renal outcome trials as well as supporting medical affairs with publications using both data from previous clinical trials and our newer outcome trials.


The focus for this position will be on the medical publications. It is therefore important you are able to demonstrate understanding of statistical concepts and methodologies, especially within classical survival analyses including Cox regression and newer methods based on e.g. causal inference. You will also take a role in developing new statistical methodological approaches and recommendations as well as introduce them into publications for example in collaboration with academia; recent examples include mediation analyses and recurrent event analyses.


You will have a vast collaboration with stakeholders inside and outside biostatistics; medical affairs, medical writing, medical & science, and project management – as well as external key opinion leaders and regulatory authorities. You must communicate statistical problems and ideas clearly to both statisticians and non-statisticians. You will be responsible for interpretation, presentation, and discussion of results both internally and externally.


You can handle many assignments concurrently and will work in close collaboration with a team of highly skilled Statisticians and Statistical Programmers. Coaching of less experienced colleagues is a natural part of the job and we expect you to be able to communicate statistical problems and ideas clearly to both statistical colleagues as well as stakeholders from other functional areas. 


With the transformational journey that we have embarked on we are highly dependent on our employees drive for innovation and simplification as well as challenge our ways of working. We therefore expect you to take part in some of the many initiatives that takes place throughout the organisation for us to reach our goals. 



As a minimum you meet the following requirements:

  • MSc in Statistics (or equivalent theoretical background – please qualify in application)
  • 5 years of experience within clinical or bio-statistical research
  • Act as driver and leading member of the project teams you are part of
  • Independently and proactively set direction
  • Flexible and positive mindset


It will be a strong advantage if you have:

  • PhD in Statistics (or other relevant area)
  • Experience from a pharmaceutical company or other global organisation
  • Experience from project management and supervision of colleagues
  • Experience with SAS, R or other programming languages



For the right candidate we offer the opportunity to work mostly homebased from a European location.


Working at Novo Nordisk

We strive for always keeping our positive and collaborative atmosphere in our daily work and having a good work-life-balance. Working at Novo Nordisk includes, among other things, pension, six annual weeks of vacation, days off in connection with children sickness, access to staff associations and facilities.



For further information, please contact Signe Olrik (+45 3075 2661).



27 November 2022.


Please notice that applications will be processed as they are received.



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.