Statisticians on different seniority levels for Clinical Development, Novo Nordisk Copenhagen or Aalborg

07. februar, 2020

Are you interested in working with biological data and would you like to be part of a future with a strong pipeline of products, have a huge variety of tasks and great opportunities to learn and engage in a strong scientific community? Then you may be one of our Statisticians. We are looking to employ biostatisticians at all seniority levels. In Global Development, we take responsibility for new products based on proteins and peptides from early development phases to product launch and life cycle management. We are responsible for managing clinical drug development worldwide, securing that the process lives up to uniform 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 ultimately benefit society. 


About the department 

The Biostatistics function currently consists of approximately 250 statisticians and statistical programmers globally. Of these, 170 are situated in Denmark, where we are organised in departments supporting our development projects (e.g. GLP-1, Insulin, Haemophilia or Obesity).  Novo Nordisk has a broad R&D pipeline and majority of our statistical work is done in-house, thus we offer a wide variety of statistical challenges and provide a strong scientific community. We are organised in smaller units for each clinical project to ensure close collaboration with our various stakeholders. Biostatistics is a very dynamic area which cooperates with many different professionals in the organisation both within Denmark and across borders with our colleagues in India, China and Japan as well as our outsourcing partners in India and Europe. Thus, we have an international and challenging environment where you can use your cross-cultural awareness. 


You will be working out of our office buildings in either Søborg or Aalborg. Please state in your application if you prefer to be based in Søborg or Aalborg. 


The position 

As we are looking for new biostatisticians, the jobs vary in content and responsibility. As a Statistician you are responsible for planning, coordinating and executing clinical trials and other tasks within clinical development. As Statistician you will be responsible for giving input to protocols and statistical analyses, analysing and interpreting trial results and handle day-to-day statistical issues during the course of the trial. Other activities include input to manuscripts, posters, risk management plans and other safety reports. Furthermore, you will be engaged in coordinating and supervising the work of contract houses around the world performing outsourced statistical tasks. 

As Statistical Specialist you are responsible for planning and coordinating both standard and more complex and time critical statistical tasks. You are responsible for providing statistical input to project development plans, trial designs, clinical trial protocols, summary documents, supporting answering questions from regulatory authorities and publications. You will be involved in presentation and discussion of results both internally and externally and participate in meetings with regulatory authorities and external collaborators. You handle many assignments concurrently and will work in close collaboration with a team of Statisticians and Statistical Programmers. 


Regardless your seniority, you will collaborate closely with other Statisticians, Statistical Programmers and interact in our cross-disciplinary teams. You will interact in cross-disciplinary development teams across country borders and communicate statistical issues and ideas to non-statisticians. Dependent on your qualifications, you may be involved in coaching of less experienced colleagues. Therefore, we expect you to be able to communicate statistical problems and ideas clearly. 


Development of methods and processes as well as knowledge sharing is continuously on-going in Novo Nordisk, especially based on the initiative of the employees. We expect you to take part in our dedicated efforts to make Biostatistics a good and challenging place to work. In exchange we offer great opportunities for ongoing training to ensure your continued competency development. 



You have a solid theoretical background in statistics corresponding to M.Sc. level, and you bring in depth understanding of practical statistical problems. If you additionally bring statistical experience within the pharmaceutical industry and/or SAS experience it will be an advantage but not a prerequisite. In addition, candidates for Statistics Specialist level positions will have at least five years of experience within clinical or bio-statistical research and ability to act as driver and leading member of the project teams you are part of, and if you have experience from project management and supervision of colleagues, it will be an advantage. 

Since you will be participating in cross-disciplinary development teams across country borders we expect you to have the ability to communicate statistical issues and ideas to non-statisticians. That is why good communication skills and fluency in English is required. 



For further information, please contact Peter Falck Christens (+45 3079 9440)or Morten Kanneworff (+45 3079 0573). 



Please see individual postings on our website for specific deadline details.  



To apply and read more about the roles please follow the links below: 



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