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.

Trial management is nested within Novo Nordisk’s Clinical Operations department, and it plays a vital role in our ambitious drug development programmes. 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: Global Trial Managers, Clinical Operations Leads and Clinical Project Leads, 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. 

Global Trial Managers, Clinical Operations Leads and Clinical Project Leads 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.

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

GTMs 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. 

COLs are responsible for the initiation of trials. This includes 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, COLs provide input regarding the setup of clinical trial systems, and maintain a detailed overview of all planning activities. COLs work in close collaboration with Global Trial Managers and Clinical Project Leads 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 CPL 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 CPL’s responsibility to identify project risks, prevent and/or respond to issues, and decide on resolutions.

CPLs 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.