Join the Global Development
Graduate Programme

The Global Development Graduate Programme only hire graduates every 2nd year.

The application process for hiring of the next group of graduates is expected to take place in late autumn 2019.

The 2-year Global Development graduate programme is a unique opportunity for recently graduated Master students to join a successful and ambitious international company. It is the perfect springboard for launching a career with the world leader in diabetes care as well as a growing business in other treatment areas like haemophilia and hereby make a difference to patients. 


What’s it about?

In Global Development, we lead the clinical activities from when a drug candidate enters clinical testing, through the submission and approval phase, and when it has entered the market. Our responsibility is to provide medical and scientific documentation for the clinical benefit-risk evaluation that is part of submission packages to authorities and which form the basis for guidance on how to use the medicines optimally for the benefit of patients.

As part of the 2-year programme you will undertake two rotations in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and in one of our global affiliates. The programme will give you an understanding of our core business with an international perspective.

We have previously offered positions within the following tracks: biostatistics, statistical programming, data management, epidemiology/data science, medical writing and trial management.

The next group of graduates is likely to join in September 2020. More details on areas hiring will be available late autumn 2019. 


What’s in it for me?

We trust in each individual’s sense of responsibility and commitment to deliver excellent results and we offer a flexible working environment.  We have the culture of ingenuity needed to develop the next generation of life-saving therapies. Therefore, you will be part of a highly dedicated team, in which everyone shares the mutual aspiration to further improve the lives of millions of people requiring chronic care.

You will be hired into one specific track i.e. Biostatistics, Trial Management or Data Management. The focus of the 3 rotations will take its departure in the specific track and be designed around the business needs as well as taking into consideration your academic background and interest. During the Global Development graduate programme, you will receive formal training and gain knowledge from invaluable international experience leading to both professional and personal development. All this while still being part of a department with daily tasks and responsibilities. After successful completion of the programme, you will have the possibility to continue in a permanent position within the company. 


Meet Katrine Eduardsen:





Malene has a Masters in Mathematics and Computer Science from Aalborg University in Denmark. She has a PhD in Statistics. Today she works as a manager in Novo Nordisk. 



Am I qualified?

To apply for the Global Development graduate programme in autumn 2019, you must have:

  • A recent master’s degree in a natural science, public health, pharmacy, biology, human biology, statistics, mathematics, IT (computer science, data science) or similar.
  • A minimum of 6 months’ international experience from working, studying or voluntary work
  • Relevant work experience (no more than 1 year) or extracurricular activities
  • Above average academic achievements
  • Professional fluency in English
  • You must be a team player with strong social skills, have an analytical mind-set, a strong drive, a “can-do” positive attitude and be able to take ownership of assignments.