Medical Science Liaison, Obesity, Samara

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Samara, Samara Oblast, RU


Do you have strong desire to improve quality of people’s life? Would you like to be part of team positioning Novo Nordisk as a leader in obesity care? If yes, then this is your defining moment. Apply now and join our new Novo Nordisk Obesity organisation in Russia. Be part of the game-changing organisation.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases.

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs over 45,000 people in 80 countries, and markets its products in more than 169 countries.

We are launching new products, making them more accessible to patients, and we also see ambitious government healthcare plans (National Projects) that are aligned with our own long-term commitments through Changing Diabetes® and Changing Obesity®.


The position

As the Medical Science Liaison your main responsibility will be providing medical and scientific support for regional Health Care Professionals (HCP) and colleagues to support business opportunities and strategic objectives of short-, medium-, and long-term local business needs.

You will facilitate the development of symposia/meetings or education seminars for health care providers on subjects relevant to Novo Nordisk products/projects and deliver presentations at local meetings, symposia and external conferences;

Optimise ad hoc opportunities for relevant academic /professional collaboration in the interests of the current and future business needs and developing project proposals to support of a business case for local funding and initiatives;

Develop and maintain relations with customers and target local opinion leaders/makers and major institutions in the local health care sector;

Facilitate interest and initiative of local KOLs for writing articles and delivering presentations in support of Novo Nordisk products;

Contribute to medico-marketing strategy and provide support to local business plans to promote the achievement of targets, alignment of cross-functional business activities while ensuring compliance with the country-specific regulatory requirements and relevant legislation.



•Medical background; Scientific Degree would be an advantage;

•Min 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry or medical area;

•Excellent presentation, communication skills;

•Russian native. English oral and written would be a great advantage;

•Knowledge of Ms Office tools;

•Readiness for travel: up to 70% of worktime is out of office.


About the department

You will join a new team of highly skilled Medical Science Liaisons and Project Managers, responsible for the Medical Affairs issues in Russia. You will report directly to the Medical Affairs Head and locate in Samara. Area of responsibility: Volga region.

Our history in Russia can be traced to 1924 and with the recently (2018) completed expansion of our greenfield and wholly owned modern insulin manufacturing facility in Kaluga now we are proud more than ever of our commitment to Changing Diabetes® for the 10 million people with diabetes in Russia.

For the future, we have set ambitious plan to deliver strong growth, which builds on our success and emphasizes critical components of performance: leadership and outperforming the competition. It is therefore a pleasure to announce the creation of new frontline focused positions, to increase our share of voice and coverage.


Working at Novo Nordisk

 At Novo Nordisk we recognise 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 the communities we operate in.

 We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We are happy to discuss flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.



To submit your application, please upload your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions). Internal candidates are kindly requested to inform their line Manager before applying. 


Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.