R&D Regulatory Affairs Graduate Programme

Regulatory Affairs is at the centre of drug development. Join us and become involved in the many processes from idea to final product, while interacting with a multitude of stakeholders around the world. Use your recently-acquired master’s degree to make a difference for people living with diabetes. If this appeals to you, continue reading, meet current graduates at the blog.

Novo Nordisk’s Regulatory Affairs graduate programme is a great opportunity for future regulatory leaders to join a successful and ambitious international company. Our focus is on making sure that you are exposed to all different aspects of regulatory work, so that you can find the niche where your competencies and interests coincide.

Structure of the programme

The Regulatory Affairs graduate programme is a 2-year journey consisting of three 8-month rotations. Two of the programme rotations will take place in our corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, while one rotation will take place in one of our global affiliates.

Meet Programme Manager Jakob Wolter

Launch your career

In Regulatory Affairs we secure the approval of new multi-billion dollar products and drug indications that will pave the way to use existing products in new ways. We stand at the centre of project planning and execution from the earliest stages of drug development all the way through life cycle management.

Development opportunities

From day one you will be given responsibilities and your work will be with one or more projects. Examples of assignments could be:

Scope of the programme

The Regulatory Affairs function is closely integrated in the drug development and drug maintenance processes of Novo Nordisk. Therefore, a large part of being an outstanding Regulatory Affairs professional is having the capacity to understand the business from the viewpoints of our partners in, for example, the rest of Research & Development and Product Supply. For this reason, diversity is key in the three 8-month long rotations that comprise the graduate programme.

Meet Tamara Seedial

Learning journey through 3 rotations

The flow and content of your job rotations are shaped individually to fit both your skills and development opportunities and at the same time to meet our business needs and focus areas.

Who you are

To join the Regulatory Affairs graduate programme you must hold a master's degree in a natural science, for example within pharmacy, chemical engineering, biology, biotechnology or a related field. 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.


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