Chief Physician - Clinical Innovation Centre

Job description

Job description


Måløv, Denmark

Job category

Clinical Development and Medical


Do you want to be part of a start-up and have a key role in establishing Novo Nordisk’s future Clinical Innovation Centre – CLINiC? Are you keen to build and lead a medical team responsible for conducting innovative early-phase clinical trials? Are you motivated by a high level of responsibility combined with people management and external scientific collaborations?


The position
As Chief Physician, you will play a key role in establishing and shaping the CLINiC. You will be the overall medical and treatment responsible physician at the CLINiC, including daily operations, planning and management of all clinical activities conducted at the centre in the role as principal investigator.

You will be r esponsible for medical input and contributions to the development and execution of clinical activities conducted at CLINiC in accordance with the Product Development Plans, and to deliver timely, accurate and credible scientific and medical input towards internal and external stakeholders.

One of your key responsibilities will be to a ct as medical representative for the CLINiC, both within and outside Novo Nordisk, and to build networks with Investigators and Key Opinion Leaders in relevant therapeutic areas in Denmark and the Nordics.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for building the CLINiC medical team, including performance management, competency development and training.

The job will initially be based in Måløv and from mid-2022 will be based at the new CLINiC in Gentofte.



The ideal candidate is a Medical Doctor ( with European medical credentials ) with a PhD and/or specialist degree and with documented clinical and scientific expertise and 10+ years of experience preferably within clinical pharmacology, endocrine diseases, internal medicine cardiology, or anesthesia.

Specifically, you have experience in taking pre-clinical studies to Phase 1 as well as executing Phase 1 trials. Your experience ideally spans several therapeutic areas and you have in-depth business understanding across Research & Development.

You are excellent at stakeholder management and have extensive experience in establishing and maintaining connections externally and internally.

You are familiar with working in a project-driven matrix organisation and can successfully collaborate across functions and multiple organisational levels. Furthermore, you have experience with line management, and can inspire and motivate employees to do their best.

Finally, you are recognised for your entrepreneurial mindset and thrive in a fast-changing environment.


About the CLINiC
The CLINiC is a newly established area in Research & Early Development (R&ED). Historically, all Novo Nordisk phase 1 trials have been outsourced to CROs. Looking into the future with Novo Nordisk (NN) entering new therapeutic areas, there will be increased requirements for agility and early decision-making. Consequently, there is a need to complement the current set-up with new options for early phase and exploratory development.  

The CLINiC will be responsible for conducting multiple clinical pharmacology trials of an explorative nature, requiring high flexibility and quick learning cycles. Primary focus will be First Human Dose and pre-& phase 1 studies investigating target engagement, biomarkers, disease modulatory endpoints and formulation optimisation. The CLINiC works closely with various partners across Novo Nordisk including Global Drug Discovery, Clinical Drug Development, Global Research Technologies and CMC. The CLINiC will be located in Gentofte, Denmark.     

In R&ED, we drive all clinical development of products based on proteins and peptides from early development phases to product introduction and life cycle management. We are responsible for managing clinical drug development worldwide, securing that the process lives up to global standards, regulations and business ethics. We work in global project teams with focus on delivering viable products that make a difference to patients and that ultimately benefit society.


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people affected by diabetes and other serious chronic diseases live with as few limitations as possible. We offer the chance to be part of a global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

For further information, please contact Marie-Louise Sveen +45 3079 8333.

15 August 2021

Please note that applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis and therefore the advert may close before the recruitment process is completed if we have proceeded with candidates to the screening or interview phase.



Millions rely on us 

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.