Research & Development Graduate Programme

Research & Development Graduate Programme

In 2021 we are offering 4 opportunities in the Medical Affairs, Regulatory and Safety (MARS) Graduate Programme. 


What it's all about

Looking for a life-changing career within research and development? Then look no further! This 2-year graduate programme will give you comprehensive knowledge of three key departments in the drug development value chain: Medical Affairs, Regulatory and Safety (MARS). 

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. 

Scroll down to learn more about this exciting programme. 

Want to learn what life is like in the Research & Development programme?

The Novo Nordisk MARS Graduate programme has been designed to develop the next generation of specialists and leaders within drug development. You will have the opportunity to rotate every 8 months in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and in one of our global affiliates, such as Brazil, the US, Dubai or Switzerland. 


Medical Affairs is tasked with managing relations both in Novo Nordisk worldwide as well as the external scientific and medical community through formulating publication and engagement plans, relaying clinical knowledge, and creating educational material


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.


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.

What we're looking for

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
How to apply

If this sounds like the programme for you then make sure to submit your application through our jobs portal no later than January 6, 2021