Clinical Research Manager, CDC Poland

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, PL


Do you want to be part of a dynamic team that drives clinical trial activities? Are you a strong people manager who is passionate about clinical trials? Then keep reading - we may have just the right job for you! Clinical Development Centre (CDC) Poland is expanding and is looking for a new Clinical Research Manager (CRM).


The Position

As our new CRM you will be responsible for maintaining a competent clinical team to fulfil the assigned clinical trials. Your direct reports are CRA Team Managers, who manage Polish-based CRAs.
The position will be based in Warsaw and reporting to the CDC Director (Head of CDC Poland).


While your main focus is on Line Management activities, your responsibilities will also include the following:

  • Analysis of legislation changes and clinical trial possibilities on the country level
  • Plan clinical trials allocation based on the portfolio review
  • Create and execute long-term strategic clinical plan
  • Building and maintaining relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (senior professors, national coordinators)
  • High-level oversight of the clinical team



Our ideal candidate is a strong people manager with a strategic mindset, great planning and execution skills. It is important that you have a team-oriented personality and can lead without authority, share knowledge and coach team members. You should also have excellent negotiation, communication and presentation skills demonstrating your ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with various stakeholders.

We expect you to have:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in clinical operations/clinical trials delivery at the country/regional level in Pharmaceutical industry or Clinical Research Organization with at least 1 year of experience in direct line management, which should ideally include management of other Line Managers
  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences or equivalent will be preffered
  • Therapeutic areas knowledge as applicable - demonstrated understanding of diseases and treatments
  • IT proficiency: MS Office, various clinical trials systems (e.g. IMPACT, IWRS, ePRO, NovoTime, CONNECT, HOT, Veeva)
  • Fluent English, Polish verbal and writing skills


About the department

CDC Poland is part of Region South East Europe, Middle East and Africa (SEEMEA) and is a new set up of clinical organization in Novo Nordisk Poland, covering a group of 16 countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Poland. CDC Poland is responsible for ensuring implementation of clinical trials across this group of countries, providing clinical trial management and administration support to adjacent Affiliates. CDC Poland is currently responsible for approximately 20% of global patients in Novo Nordisk clinical trials.


Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.



To submit your application, please upload your CV (click on Apply and follow the instructions). We kindly request internal candidates to inform their line manager before applying. Please note that we are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and that the position will be filled as soon as we find a successful candidate.

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.