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Principal Statistician combining biomarker analysis with clinical data

Location: homebased work option.

Biostatistics | Denmark – Søborg/Aalborg

Novo Nordisk has a broad and expanding pipeline and we are therefore looking for strong and strategic statisticians to help us reach our goals. Can you see yourself working in an inclusive, engaging and global environment where you can use your statistical expertise and quality mindset to bring clinical projects to registration and market? Then you may be our new Principal Statistician.

In Biostatistics we are approximately 250 statisticians and statistical programmers globally, organised in departments supporting our development projects (e.g. Diabetes, Obesity, Haemophilia, and other serious chronic diseases). Primarily we perform our statistical work in-house, thus we offer a wide variety of statistical tasks and challenges and provide a strong scientific community. We have many international employees and, we welcome non-local applicants. We maintain a positive and collaborative atmosphere in our everyday work and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

The position

In Biostatistics Obesity & NASH, we are looking for a Principal Statistician to be part of exciting work combing clinical trial data and biomarker data to support the future development of molecules within the therapeutic areas of obesity and NASH. A key objective of the job will be to combine statistical knowledge of clinical development and to utilize knowledge from both clinical biomarkers (RCT/ RWE DB) and with a variety of omics data (Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Transcriptomics) into the strategy for progressing our development projects.
As Principal Statistician you will take a leading role in planning and coordinating both standard and more complex and time critical statistical tasks. This role has a dual focus as you will be part of providing statistical input to project development plans, trial designs, clinical trial protocols, providing input to publications but also to advance our research within the field of biomarkers. With focus on biomarker research, you will take the lead within Biostatistics on executing the project specific biomarker strategies. It includes planning, analyses and communication of data and results. You are responsible for providing statistical input to biomarker project development plans, trial designs with focus on biomarkers, accountable for answering questions from regulatory authorities around biomarkers, drive external communication and outreach to the scientific community.


As a minimum you meet the following requirements:

  • MSc in Statistics (or equivalent theoretical background – please qualify in application).
  • 5 years of experience within clinical or bio-statistical research.
  • Act as driver and leading member of the project teams you are part of.
  • Independently and proactively set direction.
  • Flexible and positive mindset.

It will be a strong advantage if you have:

  • Experience working with biomarker data
  • PhD in Statistics (or other relevant area).
  • Experience from a pharmaceutical company or other global organisation.
  • Experience from project management and supervision of colleagues.
  • Experience with SAS, R or other programming languages.

For the right candidate we offer the opportunity to work mostly homebased from European locations.

How to apply

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