R&D - Global Development Graduate Programme
This specific programme is a stimulating opportunity for future Global Development specialists to join a successful and ambitious international company. It's a great springboard for launching a life-changing career, offering you a unique chance to use your recently-acquired master's degree to make a difference to patients and kick-off your career with the world leader in diabetes care. If this sounds appealing, you are at the right place. Read on and, meet current graduates at the blog.
About the programme
The Novo Nordisk Global Development graduate programme unlocks a world of opportunities.
You will obtain a broad knowledge of the process of developing new products, from the earliest phases to market penetration. You will be a part of an international environment and gain an overview of all activities required to get new drugs through clinical development.
Your perspective will be shaped both at our corporate headquarters and our affiliate locations, where you will work with great colleagues and gain hands-on experience by facing diverse tasks. Furthermore, you will gain an invaluable understanding of cross-organisational collaboration. You will have real responsibilities in an intensive learning environment and you will build up an international network. In Global Development we are responsible for developing new products from the early clinical phases through to market authorisation and we offer graduate positions in different skill areas.
What you will be doing
The Global Development graduate programme is a 2-year journey consisting of three 8-month rotations through different parts of the Global Development organisation whilst anchored in a specific skill area as described above.
Two of the programme rotations will take place in our corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, while one rotation often takes place in one of our global affiliates. The programme will give you a solid understanding of our core business with an international perspective.
After successfully completing the programme, you will embark on your career at Novo Nordisk as a statistician, health economist or trial manager. While you could be based in Denmark, your broad network and international experience from the programme will enable global career opportunities in the future.
Each of the three 8-month rotations will be individually tailored to fit both your skills and development opportunities and at the same time to meet our business needs and focus areas.
The first rotation focuses on the general business principles and processes within Biostatistics, Health Economics or Trial Management, respectively. The rotation is carried out in a department within our corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and it will give you hands-on experience with varied tasks within your area.
This rotation takes place in one of our global affiliates where the basic principles and knowledge gained from the first rotation are turned into practice. You will get assigned to tasks which will give you the possibility to gain in-depth knowledge about our clinical projects.
The third rotation builds on the two previous rotations and can take your either further in your development within Global Development or you can pursue challenges outside Global Development to broaden your competencies and knowledge. The rotation takes place in our corporate headquarters in Denmark.
The 3 job types
In 2016 we expect to offer a number of graduate positions in three key areas – Biostatistics, Health Economics and Trial Management:
Biostatistics is responsible for analysing our clinical trial data and communicates the results based on applying statistical methods and a deep understanding of the data.
Health Economics generate evidence through state-of-the-art health economic science which can help obtain market access at launch and thereby ensuring that the value of our medicines resonates with both payers and patients.
Trial Management are accountable for successful operational execution of a clinical trial from initiation to finalisation through close collaboration with our affiliates.
Working within Global Development
Novo Nordisk is the world leader in diabetes care. We believe the best way to achieve our goals is to invest in our employees and provide them with the best possible opportunities for personal and professional development. The aim of the Graduate Programmes is to develop people through extensive exposure to varied tasks within their specific skill area along with a strong focus on communication, collaboration and analytical skills.
If you are ready to discover just how far your talent can take you, we invite you to explore our Global Development Graduate Programme. Global Development employs more than 900 people across a number of different project and functional areas in Denmark and internationally. In Global Development we are responsible for developing new products from the early clinical phases through to market authorisation. Our graduate programme is a solid platform for a unique opportunity for getting your university degree off to a great start.
We are keen to contribute to Novo Nordisk's triple-bottom line philosophy by making a significant difference to patients and society through our passion and innovative products, while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.
Have you got what it takes?
To join the Global Development Graduate Programme you must hold a master's degree in a relevant subject within natural science, such as pharmacy, biology, biotechnology, statistics, health economy, public health or similar.
You have an outstanding academic record and came top of your class. Only recently graduated, you have no more than 1 year of work experience and you have an excellent command of both spoken and written English.
You have an international profile, are performance-oriented, outgoing and willing to learn from others. Preferably, you have a track record of extra-curricular activities. You should be able to work as part of a team and also independently. Furthermore, you proactively take ownership of your areas of responsibility.
In Novo Nordisk we respect and value our employees and we make a difference to people living with chronic conditions around the world. If joining Novo Nordisk appeals to you for these reasons, then apply when we open for appplication again.
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