At Novo Nordisk, clinical trials are essential to the development of new and innovative medicines for people living with diabetes, obesity and other chronic diseases. We conduct clinical trials in more than 50 countries around the world, in close collaboration with our affiliates. In 2020, we had a record number of clinical trial participants, and we have our sights set on even more participants in the coming years.

Trial management, nested within Novo Nordisk’s Clinical Operations department, plays a vital role in our ambitious drug development program play a vital role in our ambitious drug development program. We plan and execute clinical trials to produce the high-quality data and scientific documentation required by health authorities, in order to turn our promising pipeline of exciting new medicines into marketable products.

The Clinical Operations team is responsible for the setup and execution of phase 2-4 clinical trials. Our talented colleagues work in an environment characterised by a vast global network, knowledge sharing and challenging assignments in a dynamic, project-centric organisation.

Further, as part of a large headquarter function, we can offer abundant opportunities for personal and professional development.

In Clinical Operations, we have 3 main roles that we hire for: Trial Managers, Trial Start-up Managers and Trial Project Managers, ensuring the success of our clinical trials from conception through to completion and analysis. 

Joining us in one of these roles means becoming a part of our large, resourceful global development team that plays a crucial role in the ambitious drug development programs at Novo Nordisk.

All three roles require persistence, a curious mindset, and a can-do attitude to pursue, develop and implement better clinical trial practices. 

Trial Managers, Trial Start-up Managers and Trial Project Managers are high performers with excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills that enable them to create consensus and build strong relationships across the global organization and among different cultures.

They excel at solving problems and managing challenges that arise from working in a dynamic and international environment. Last but not least, they are true team players who show openness and confidence, and are always seeking solutions that benefit all involved parties and position Novo Nordisk as an attractive collaborator.

TMs are responsible for driving activities during the planning, execution, and/or finalization of clinical trials. The role has an international scope, and TMs may be involved in trials ranging from early development to market approval, as well as life cycle management activities. TMs are part of a team that has various responsibilities within and across clinical trials. The core focus of the job is to take a hands-on approach and assume full responsibility for the work being executed, in close collaboration with the Trial Start-up Manager and the Trial Project Manager.

TMs ensure deliverables within their allocated trials/areas, collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders, share their valuable knowledge with others, and engage in close dialogue with their Clinical Operations teammates. 

TSMs are responsible for the initiation of trials, including taking the lead on protocol preparation (with support and input from stakeholders) and writing and/or driving the development of trial documents, manuals and plans. Furthermore, TSMs provide input regarding the setup of clinical trial systems, and maintain a detailed overview of all planning activities. TSMs work in close collaboration with Trial Managers and Trial Project Managers to ensure that information is shared among the team.

This position is accountable for securing the deliverables for a timely FPFV and establishing a robust setup to run successful trials.

A TPM is responsible for managing the trial projects, assuring timely deliverables throughout the trial life cycle, and leading Trial Squads (study teams) to ensure optimal trial progress and project advancement. It is also the TPM’s responsibility to identify project risks, prevent and/or respond to issues, and decide on resolutions.

TPMs effectively engage and communicate with various stakeholders, demonstrate strong project management skills, and pay close attention to the quality, compliance and retention of data so that Novo Nordisk’s products can successfully go to market.