Senior Medical Advisor

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Sydney, New South Wales, AU


Are you passionate to be part of a world-renowned pharmaceutical company whose aim is to change patients’ lives? If yes, then you may want to explore this exciting opportunity for a Senior Medical Advisor to join our successful and high-performing Medical Affairs Department located in our Sydney head office. Apply today!

About the Department
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with nearly 100 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.

As part of a globally successful pharmaceutical business, Novo Nordisk Oceania is a high-growth affiliate with an exciting growth trajectory and pipeline in new products and therapy areas in the coming years. We proudly live our purpose of improving the lives of patients within the therapy areas our products treat and put both patients and people firmly in the centre of everything we do.


The Position
The position of Senior Medical Advisor is an essential part of the Medical Affairs team, focused on furthering scientific exchange between the company and the medical community, with a specific emphasis on the development of medical strategy, development of high-quality educational programs, Key Opinion Leader (KOL) engagement strategy, advisory board execution and publication planning.

This position requires:

  • Medical Strategy - Development of medical strategy in identified new therapy areas, particularly in cardiovascular.
  • KOL Engagement - Identification of KOLs and development of relationships and speaker engagements, development and conducting of advisory boards, and communication of relevant scientific and clinical data.
  • Publication Planning - Creation of the affiliate publication plan, presentation of publications at national and international conferences, as well as engagement of external authors.
  • Medical Education - Develop and implement the affiliate medical education strategy. Review of all sales-led medical education meetings and accredited medical education. Attendance at conferences and congresses.
  • Medical Guidance - Adaptation of global medical strategy for incorporation into the affiliate brand strategy, including the creation of medical activity plans. Conduct internal training. Translation of scientific information for internal stakeholders to assist with the development and implementation of strategy.



  • A Ph.D. in life sciences, a medical degree (MD) or a postgraduate qualification in pharmacy is desired.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in medical affairs, ideally with Medical Advisor experience.
  • Industry or clinical experience relevant to the company's therapeutic interests in endocrinology and diabetes in particular, is preferred.
  • Experience in cardiovascular therapy area is essential.
  • Familiarity with Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and other regulatory guidelines is required. Must either be an Australian Citizen or have a current residency Visa to live and work in Australia.

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.


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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.