The Global Development graduate programme
Novo Nordisk’s graduate programme in Global Development is a stimulating opportunity for future global development leaders to join a successful and ambitious international company.
In Global Development we are responsible for developing new products from the early clinical phases through to market authorisation and we offer graduate positions in several skill areas. In 2012 we had graduates starting in Biostatistics, Clinical Reporting, Epidemiology, Health Economics and Trial Management.
The aim of the graduate programme is to develop people through extensive exposure to varied tasks within their specific skill area with a strong focus on communication, collaboration and analytical skills.
The graduate programme is a great springboard for launching a life-changing career, offering you a unique chance to use your recently-acquired master's degree to make a difference to patients and begin your career in a an ambitious global pharmaceutical company: Novo Nordisk, the world leader in diabetes care.
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Structure of the programme
The Global Development graduate programme is a 2-year journey consisting of three 8-month rotations through different parts of the Global Development organisation whilst anchored in a specific skill area as described above.
Two of the programme rotations will take place in our corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, while one rotation often takes place in one of our global affiliates. The programme will give you a solid understanding of our core business with an international perspective.
After successfully completing the programme, you will embark on your career at Novo Nordisk with a permanent position - perhaps as statistician, medical writer, epidemiologist, health economist or trial manager. While you could be based in Denmark, your broad network and international experience from the programme will enable global career opportunities.
Launch your career
Novo Nordisk is the world leader in diabetes care. We believe the best way to achieve our goal is to invest in our employees and provide them with the best possible opportunities for personal and professional development.
If you are ready to discover just how far your talent can take you, we invite you to explore our Global Development Graduate Programme. Global Development employs more than 800 people across a number of different project and functional areas in Denmark and internationally. In Global Development we are responsible for developing new products from the early clinical phases through to market authorisation. Our graduate programme is a solid platform for a unique opportunity for getting your university degree off to a great start.
We are keen to contribute to Novo Nordisk’s triple-bottom line philosophy by making a significant difference to patients and society through our passion and innovative products, while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.
Join us and you could make a difference too!
You will obtain a broad knowledge of the process of developing new products, from the earliest phases to market penetration. You will be part of an international environment and gain an overview of all activities required to get new drugs through clinical development.
Your perspective will be shaped both at our corporate headquarters and our affiliate locations, where you’ll work with great leaders and gain hands-on experience by facing diverse tasks.
Furthermore, you will gain an invaluable understanding of cross-organisational collaboration. You will have real responsibilities in an intensive learning environment, and you will build up an international network of colleagues.
The Novo Nordisk Global Development graduate programme unlocks a world of opportunities.
Scope of the programme
In 2012 we offered graduate positions in five key areas:
- Biostatistics is responsible for analysing our clinical trial data and communicates the results based on applying statistical methods and a deep understanding of the data.
- Clinical Reporting ensures efficient communication of the clinical trial results to regulatory authorities and the scientific community by combining in-depth scientific understanding with excellent communication skills.
- Epidemiology improves the understanding of disease epidemiology for better prognosis of patient outcomes by conducting and communicating epidemiological and pharmacoepidemiological analyses within Novo Nordisk therapeutic areas.
- Health Economics generates evidence through state-of-the-art health economic science that can help obtain market access at launch and thereby to ensure that the value of our medicines resonates with both payers and patients.
- Trial Management is accountable for successful operational execution of a clinical trial from initiation to finalisation through close collaboration with our affiliates.
Throughout the programme you will be working closely with your mentor to plan your rotations and enhance your professional and personal development as much as possible.
Each of the three 8-month rotations will be individually tailored to fit both your skills and development opportunities and at the same time to meet our business needs and focus areas.
The first rotation focuses on the general business principles and processes within e.g. Biostatistics, Clinical Reporting, Epidemiology, Health Economics or Trial Management. The rotation is carried out in a department within our corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and it will give you hands-on experience with varied tasks within your skill area.
This rotation takes place at one of our global affiliates where the basic principles and knowledge gained from the first rotation are turned into practice. You will get assigned to tasks that give you the possibility to gain profound knowledge about our clinical projects.
The third rotation builds on the two previous rotations and can take your either further in your development within Global Development or you can pursue challenges outside Global Development to broaden your competencies and knowledge. The rotation takes place in our corporate headquarters in Denmark.
Who you are
To join the Global Development graduate programme you must hold a master's degree in a relevant subject within natural science, such as pharmacy, veterinary, biology, biotechnology, statistics, health economy, public health or similar.
You have an outstanding academic record and came top of your class. Only recently graduated, you have no more than 1 year of work experience and you have an excellent command of both spoken and written English.
You have an international profile, are performance-oriented, outgoing and willing to learn from others. Preferably, you have a track record of extra-curricular activities. You should be able to work as part of a team and also independently. Furthermore, you proactively take ownership of your areas of responsibility.
Joining Novo Nordisk appeals to you, not because of the competitive salary we offer, but because the work we do is so rewarding - as we make a difference to the lives of people with chronic conditions around the world.