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Statistical experts for cardio-renal outcome trials

Location: homebased work option.

Biostatistics | Denmark – Søborg/Aalborg

Novo Nordisk has a broad and expanding pipeline and we are therefore looking for experienced and strategic statisticians, at Specialist and Principal level, to help us reach our goals. If you can 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 continue reading!

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

Biostatistics GLP-1 & CV 1 is seeking statisticians at Specialist and Principal level to be part of the biostatistics team responsible for Novo Nordisk’s large cardiovascular outcomes trials.

We work close together as a team to support our current ongoing cardio-renal outcome trials as well as supporting medical affairs with publications using both data from previous clinical trials and our newer outcome trials.

The main focus for one of the positions will be on the medical publications. It is therefore important you are able to demonstrate understanding of statistical concepts and methodologies and will also take a role in introducing novel statistical methodological approaches into these publications; recent examples include mediation analyses and recurrent event analyses.

The main focus for the other position is to drive complex and often time critical statistical tasks across the outcomes trials. The task may relate to efficient trial closure, submission activities publications etc. and engage in regulatory interactions. Classical survival analyses as well as analyses using multi-state models are part of the statistical models in scope for the outcomes studies.

For both positions you will have a vast collaboration with stakeholders inside and outside biostatistics; medical affairs, medical writing, medical & science and project management – as well as external key opinion leaders and regulatory authorities.

You must communicate statistical problems and ideas clearly to both statisticians and non-statisticians. You will be responsible for interpretation, presentation, and discussion of results both internally and externally.

Depending on your qualifications, level of experience and interest you will take part in developing new statistical methodologies and recommendations, challenge our ways of working and drive innovation initiatives.


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:

  • 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.

The position will be made to match the seniority of the candidate and for the right candidate we offer the opportunity to work mostly homebased from European locations. Please state in application if you apply for the medical publications position or the outcomes trials position.

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