Last call! Apply for the R&D Statistician graduate jobs

 Novo Nordisk A/S  2860 Søborg

Last call! Apply for the R&D Statistician graduate jobs

  • Graduate
  • Denmark - Søborg
Begin your journey of a lifetime in September 2016.
If you are ready to discover just how far your talent can take you, we invite you to explore our Global Development Graduate Programme.
In Global Development, we lead the clinical activities from entering a clinical testing through the submission and approval phase and when the drug 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 to the benefit of patients.
We are +1,100 employees covering profiles such as trial managers, medical doctors, data managers, biostatisticians and many others. We conduct clinical trials in more than 50 countries and in 2014 we collaborated with approximately 40.000 patients across 135 clinical trials.
Our graduate programme is a solid platform and a unique opportunity to use your degree to make a difference.
Scope of the programme
The two-year programme will consist of three rotations in different parts of the Novo Nordisk organisation or areas with strong ties to Global Development - but anchored in the Biostatistics skill area. The aim of the Biostatistics Graduate Programme is to develop you through extensive practical statistical work with a strong focus on competencies such as analytical skills, communication and project management skills. You will be given a broad range of biostatistics responsibilities and experience a variety of tasks in a cross-disciplinary and a cross-organisational global setting.
You will enjoy the privilege of being part of both formal and informal graduate networks. This will allow you to broaden your learning even further, while building your opportunities and relationships across the company.
The job
The Biostatistics Graduate Programme is tailored to ensure your full personal and professional development, accelerated by prioritised training and dedicated coaching from experienced colleagues. The programme comprises three 8-month rotations during a two-year period.
The first rotation is planned to take place in a sub-department under Biostatistics in our corporate headquarter in Denmark. The main purpose is to obtain an understanding of the Biostatistics areas of responsibilities, and to gain hands-on experience with biostatistics tasks. You will, for example, take part in analysing and reporting one of our clinical trials or you will be involved in the design of new clinical trials.
The second rotation is planned to be in an affiliate outside of Denmark. At this rotation you will be further exposed to application of biostatistics in the pharmaceutical industry. This will give you a unique international perspective that will prove invaluable as new markets continue to evolve for Novo Nordisk.
The third rotation will take place at headquarters in Denmark in a department with ties to Biostatistics. Possible areas could for instance be Data Management, Global Safety, Market Access or Medical Affairs. This will help build your network, provide broader insight into clinical development and showcase the importance of biostatistics within other areas in drug development and drug commercialisation.
What does a Biostatistician do
The key responsibilities of a Biostatistician are:
To give input to the design, sample size and statistical methodology of our clinical trials
To conduct the statistical analyses and interpret the results of the statistical analysis of the trials, the data that goes into the submissions to the authorities and in the publications of clinical trial data in scientific papers
To develop the statistical scientific documentation going into regulatory files and be responsible for communicating statistical considerations in health authority interactions
The biostatistician is involved throughout the development of new products, from the early development phases to product introduction on the market. Planning and coordination of statistical activities is a central part of the job.
To join the Global Development Graduate Programme as a Biostatistics Graduate you must hold a recent master’s degree or Ph.D. degree from 2014, 2015 or 2016 in statistics and have no more than 1-2 years of work experience after finishing your studies. You are change-prepared and ready to relocate to Denmark for the start of the programme in September, 2016
You are independent, flexible and efficient with a ‘can-do’ attitude. You must be structured and able to deliver under tight timelines. You have a solid academic background, a high level of understanding of practical statistical problems, and must thrive on handling several challenging tasks in parallel without compromising the quality of your work. Working at the cutting-edge of a highly complex and innovative industry, you must be able to learn fast, excel at cross-functional collaboration and communicate your great ideas well.
You must be prepared to invest significant personal effort in meeting expectations and proactively take ownership of your areas of responsibility. The strongest candidates have relevant work experience obtained while studying as well as a desire to work in the pharmaceutical industry.
Apply here before 17 January 2016
If you think you have what it takes to change lives, submit your motivational letter, CV (in English) and a 1-minute video response answering the question “Why are you the perfect candidate for the Biostatistics Graduate Programme?”. Upload a copy of your master’s certificate - or latest copy of your grade transcript, if you are still studying.
Want to know more?
For more details about Biostatistics Graduate Programme visit For all our other graduate programmes visit
You can also contact Anders Riis at +45 3079 5583 or Lise Voss Skotner at +45 3079 4474; or for general information about the Graduate Programme, please contact Kristina I. Jacobsen at +45 3079 8882
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