Associate Global Medical Director in Global Medical Affairs, Cardiovascular Diseases

Are you a medical doctor with interest in cardiovascular diseases and are you looking for an opportunity where you can utilise your medical knowledge to generate, interpret and communicate scientific data? Does interacting with global medical leaders interest you? Then we have an opportunity for you within our Global Medical Affairs department.

About the department

Other Serious Chronic Diseases, Global Medical Affairs, is located just outside Copenhagen in Søborg, Denmark and consist of 4 teams covering, cardiovascular diseases, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, Alzheimer’s disease and stem cell-based therapies. In Global Medical Affairs we are responsible for building and delivering consistent scientific communication across all phases of clinical trials. We focus on working with engagement, respect and a good and open atmosphere. We focus on learnings through a workday with interesting tasks and on personal development.

Cardiovascular diseases is a growing area within Novo Nordisk. We currently have ongoing cardiovascular outcomes trials (CVOTs) within diabetes and obesity with semaglutide. This year a CVOT with ziltivekimab (IL-6 inhibitor) will be initiated and we have a pipeline with new investigational molecules.

The Position

As an Associate Global Medical Director, you will be part of a highly motivated team of medical doctors with clinical, research and/or pharmaceutical experience, who are passionate about clinical drug development, scientific dialogue, medical education and communication. You will be working on a range of projects supporting both commercialized and pipeline products. We offer the opportunity for you to use your medical experience, your analytical skills and your creativity towards new innovative treatments that will make a difference for people with cardiovascular diseases

In the position as Associate Global Medical Director, you will provide timely, accurate and credible scientific and medical input for a variety of projects. Your tasks will involve close collaboration and effective communication with various cross-functional stakeholders including colleagues from global development, regulatory, safety, marketing, market access and other functional areas in HQ as well as globally. Another important part of the job is to engage in dialogue with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in different settings with focus on medical and scientific information to help optimise both product development and treatment of patients.

With a background as a medical doctor you will be a trusted partner to provide medical input to clinical trial development, including investigator selection and eventually be responsible for driving the scientific dialogue based on results from these trials. You will play a key role in the development of publications based on our clinical trial results requiring your ability to interact with authors, statisticians, medical writers, and other stakeholders.

You will also advise and drive development of internal and external medical guidance and educational materials. You will be expected to present data both internally and externally and to participate in international conferences and scientific meetings. In addition to this, you will provide medical guidance to various teams that are actively involved in developing Novo Nordisk’s global marketing and market access strategies, promotional materials and other legal and medical aspects.

It is within the role to be stand-in for the Global Medical Director and organize selected tasks across the team independently. You are expected to be able to make decisions and set direction on behalf of Global Medical Affairs in a range of cross-functional project teams.


It is a prerequisite that you are a Medical Doctor with at least 5 years of clinical, research or pharmaceutical industry experience. Experience within cardiology it would be an advantage. A Ph.D. degree is considered a plus but is not mandatory.

You have a proven track record of leading cross functional projects within late-stage R&D (clinical, medical, regulatory) function. Experience within a Medical Affairs function is considered an advantage. Strong stakeholder management experience e.g. senior leaders, governance/steering committees, academia etc is needed.

You have good presentation skills, are extroverted and results oriented, you thrive in a setting with a high level of complexity and have solid problem-solving capabilities and a positive attitude. You have excellent collaboration and communication skills and are fluent in professional English.

International travel of approximately 20% every year should be expected.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we use our skills, dedication and ambition to help people with diabetes and obesity and other serious chronic diseases. We offer the chance to be part of a truly global work place, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.


For further information, please contact Global Medical Director Marianne Bach Treppendahl at +45 3075 3709.


May 2, 2021

Millions rely on us

To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.

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