Regional Medical Advisor (1 year contract)

Category:  Medical Affairs

Seoul, Seoul, KR


Are you passionate about scientific and medical knowledge? Do you thrive in building relationships with key opinion leaders and healthcare professionals? We are looking for a Regional Medical Advisor (1 year contract) to join our team in the Clinical, Medical, Regulatory (CMR) department in Korea. If you are ready to make a difference in the field of healthcare, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.


Novo Nordisk has been globally recognized as the Best Place to Work, topping the ranks for two consecutive years in 2022 and 2023. It is an exciting time to join Novo Nordisk and be part of a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, helping us achieve our aspirations to establish a global presence in the industry.


About the department
The Clinical, Medical, Regulatory (CMR) department is one of the key functions that enable the business strategy through effective execution of functional goals, in the areas of Clinical Research, Medical Affairs, and Regulatory. 

The position


**This position is 1 year contract based and it is supposed to cover for a maternity leave.**


Regional Medical Advisor, also known as "Medical Scientific Liaison (MSL)," is in charge of building scientific and medical knowledge internally and externally, acting as a liaison between the company and the external scientific community, particularly local Key Opinion Leader (KOL)s, to develop and implement scientific strategies. This involves a 30% focus on in-house scientific activities and 70% in the field for Key Opinion Leader/Healthcare Professional (KOL/HCP) interaction (both "face-to-face" and "virtual" interaction) and field medical action plan implementation. This position is open for 2 headcounts for different therapy areas, and it has become open as a result of team expansion. The senior title of MSL will be confirmed based on the interview assessment of candidate experiences and qualifications.

Other role tasks are as follows, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-functional collaboration, assistance during local Investigator meetings, assisting with site and investigator selection for clinical studies with the Clinical Development team, acting as a specialist (i.e., titration specialist) in clinical trials as necessary, and managing the communication and processes of local investigator-sponsored studies.
  • Manage KOLs, execute medical activities such as advisory boards and summits, implement cross-functional KOL engagement strategy to increase advocacy and awareness of Novo Nord products, conduct local KOL mapping and HCP identification, and track/report HCP and KOL interactions, including scientific dialogues, and gather valuable medical insights for Novo Nordisk.
  • Engage in scientific dialogues and medical education. Discuss key data with external medical and scientific experts and generate Medical Insights. Aid in KOL/HCP meetings and advisory boards by developing content based on scientific/medical expertise. Assist in the development and execution of medical training and communication strategy, and provide medical/scientific information to internal and external customers, including advanced Q&A.
  • Assist in developing the scientific storyline, providing data through publications, and conducting internal scientific training for Med Reps, Medical Marketing, and Market Access colleagues. Review promotional materials and commercial meeting content from a medical and scientific viewpoint.
  • Attend compliance team meetings to ensure departmental compliance with NNPK BE strategies and activities. Consolidate potential Business Ethics issues and report them for improvement. Implement BE strategies and activities within the department, communicate BE issues and actions, and ensure compliance with relevant country acts and industry ethical standards.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in bioscience, medicine, or pharmacology.
  • Advanced degree (PhD, etc.) and pharmacist are preferable.
  • Ideally, over 2-3 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry is required.
  • Medical affairs work experience is preferred.
  • High fluency in Korean and good command of English are required.


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.
Kindly upload your CV to our online career page (click on Apply and follow the instructions).

Internal candidates are requested to inform their line manager when applying. 
Until the completion of recruitment.
Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.



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.