Principal Statistician for Cardiovascular Publications

Novo Nordisk

Gladsaxe, Denmark

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Are you a highly experienced statistician looking for a new opportunity to use your statistical experience to communicate results from clinical projects to various stakeholders? Are you motivated by collaborating across multiple functions in a global organization? Can you see yourself in an engaging, inclusive, and fast-growing environment with a strong scientific foundation and high-quality deliverables?

If so then this opportunity in our Biostatistics organization might be a good fit for you!

The position

We are looking for our new colleague in Denmark and Spain and for the right candidate, we can offer the opportunity to work mostly remotely (home-based) from a location in selected countries in Europe. Relocation to Denmark might also be possible under the right circumstances.

You will have a critical role in one of our clinical projects focusing on the development of new products for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. As part of Novo Nordisk’s new therapy area strategy, the benefit of a new investigational drug on cardiovascular disease and heart failure is investigated in several outcome studies. Together with the Global Project Statistician, you will take an active part in the scientific and strategic discussions related to the interpretation and publication of study results.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the strategy and prioritization of publications
  • Responsible for the statistical deliverables related to publications
  • Review of articles and posters
  • Represent Biostatistics independently in several cross-functional fora
  • Responsible for meta-analyses (SAP) across studies

You will not be directly involved in the clinical study conduct but rather become a cross-study expert ensuring progress on a portfolio level.

In your daily work, you will collaborate with medical specialists, medical writers, and leading experts within cardiology and nephrology. It is therefore important that you can communicate statistical concepts, results, and ideas to all our stakeholders.


The ideal candidate should have:

  • Strong background in mathematics, statistics, or similar corresponding to PhD. level
  • At least 5 years of experience e.g., from the pharmaceutical industry
  • A proven track record of publications

It will be a strong advantage if you are:

  • Proficient in outcome studies outcome studies
  • Skilled in survival analysis and recurrent event analysis
  • Experienced in cross-functional collaboration
  • Strong in stakeholder management
  • Experienced in R, SAS, or other programming languages

On a personal level, you are open, curious, self-driven, passionate about your work, and solution-oriented.

About The Department

Your Biostatistics colleagues counts 400+ people primarily located in Denmark and India with smaller teams in Spain, China, UK and US. Hence, we value flexibility, cultural diversity and virtual meetings. Primarily we perform our statistical work in-house, thus we offer a wide variety of statistical tasks and challenges and provide a large scientific community.

We always strive for an inspiring working environment with focus on collaboration and opportunities for personal growth and development. We ensure a positive and informal atmosphere in our daily work and a good work-life-balance.

Working at Novo Nordisk

We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities, and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energize us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.

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