Looking for a life-changing career within pharmaceutical development? Then look no further! This 2-year graduate programme will give you comprehensive knowledge of the key departments in the drug development value chain from the early clinical trials phase to the regulatory approval process as well as drug safety surveillance.

You will get to know the drug development process from multiple stakeholder angles, enabling you to find the niche where your competencies and interests coincide. Working at Novo Nordisk will give you the opportunity to make a significant difference to patients and society whilst also delivering exciting results for the business. This is a great opportunity for future R&D specialists and leaders to gain international experience in a world-leading company that truly offers a life-changing career.

You will receive formal training and gain knowledge and invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development. Managers and mentors as well as a huge global network of current and former graduates are ready to guide and support you along the way.

We have 2 different tracks within pharmaceutical development:

  • Regulatory, Medical and Safety
  •  Trial Management

Scroll down to learn more about these exciting programmes.

We are now hiring Regulatory, Medical and Safety Graduates to start in September 2022! Click here to read more and apply.

In Novo Nordisk, Regulatory Affairs secure the approval of new multi billion-dollar products and drug indications, making it possible for the company to bring innovative products to patients. We stand at the centre of project planning and execution from the earliest stages of drug development all the way through life-cycle management.

Our Global Chief Medical Office is, amongst other things, tasked with managing external relations in the scientific and medical community through formulating publication plans, relaying clinical knowledge and creating educational material as well as representing the patients voice and needs in the process of developing life-changing treatment solutions.

In our Safety department, we are the driving force in ensuring highest safety and lowest possible risk to the many patients worldwide that use our products. This skilled and advanced pharmacovigilance function monitors, detects, and assesses side effects globally.

During the 2-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of 8-months duration. Two rotations will be at our headquarter in Denmark and one will be in one of our global affiliates around the world. You will work as a fully-fledged member of each team, with responsibilities for one or more projects, and play an instrumental role in ensuring that the Novo Nordisk Development organisation realises its vision of achieving and sustaining best in class medicine to make a difference for patients.

You will develop your core skills within areas such as developing and submitting marketing applications for new products, product changes, clinical trials and reporting, pharmacovigilance, stakeholder management and engagement, educational material creation and publication plans. You will work closely with other departments in Novo Nordisk to ensure that issues are covered in their projects; and in that way improving regulatory processes and pharmacovigilance even further.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A recent Master’s or PhD degree in natural science, for example within pharmacy, chemical engineering, biology, biotechnology, biomedicine or a related field and above average academic achievements
  • International experience
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies
  • A global mind-set, ability to adapt quickly to change and displaying agility
  • Team-player, excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Globally mobile and professional fluency in English

We are now hiring Trial Management Graduates to start in September 2022! Click here to read more and apply.

The two-year programme consists of three rotations in different parts of the Clinical Development organisation or areas which strong ties to it. You will be given a broad range of Trial Management responsibilities and experience a variety of cross-departmental project work, work with stakeholder management and have assignments within trial management in different phases of a clinical trial. It will give you a unique insight into the Development value chain of Novo Nordisk, and you will be part of a highly skilled and motivated international working environment with dynamic teams, each of which are providing Novo Nordisk with a competitive edge and driving state of the art clinical activities.

During the 2-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of 8-months duration. The first rotation is planned to take place within Trial Management at our corporate headquarter in Denmark. The second rotation will be in one of our global affiliates around the world, where you will get hands on operational experience and get to see trial management from a local perspective. The third rotation will take place in a department with strong ties to clinical development back in our headquarters in Denmark.

You will receive formal training and gain knowledge and invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development, while working as a fully–fledged member of your team. Managers and mentors as well as a huge global, network of current and former graduates are ready to guide and support you along the way and alongside your professional training directly related to your role, you will also get an opportunity in participating in cross-functional initiatives with your fellow Graduates.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A recent Master’s or PhD degree in natural sciences, pharmacy, biology, human biology, or a similar area of study
  • International experience
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies
  • A global mindset, ability to adapt quickly to change and displaying agility
  • Team-player as well as excellent communication skills, high drive and an eagerness to learn
  • Globally mobile and professional fluency in English