JOB AD
Project statistician for clinical development
Biostatistics
Denmark - Søborg
Do you wish to work in a highly professional, engaged and global environment where you can
use your statistical skills and quality mindset bringing clinical projects to registration and
market? You may be one of our new statisticians.
In Global Development, we take responsibility for new products based on proteins and peptides
from early development phases to product introduction. We are responsible for managing
clinical drug development worldwide, securing that the process lives up to uniform global
standards, regulations and business ethics. We work in global project teams with focus on
delivering viable products that make a difference to patients and ultimately benefit society.
All the way, a high level of individual dedication and talent is central to our identity. What
keeps us focused is a shared ambition to work together in and across teams to develop cuttingedge treatments. And we never compromise.
About the department
The Biostatistics function is growing and consists currently of 150 statisticians and statistical
programmers globally in our R&D clinical development organisation. Biostatistics is a dynamic
department which cooperates with many different areas in the organisation both within
Denmark and across borders with our affiliates in the US, India, China and Japan, as well as
our outsourcing partners in India.
Novo Nordisk has a broad R&D pipeline and most of our statistical work is done in-house, thus
we offer a wide variety of statistical challenges. Biostatistics provides a strong scientific
community and we are organised in smaller units for each clinical project to ensure close
collaboration with our various stakeholders.
The job
As project statistician you are responsible for planning and coordinating both standard and
more complex and time critical statistical tasks. You are responsible for statistical input to
clinical development plans, clinical trial protocols, summary documents and publications. You
will be involved in presentation and discussion of results both internally and externally, and act
as contact to regulatory authorities and external collaborators. You handle many assignments
concurrently and will work in close collaboration with a team of statisticians and statistical
programmers which you will guide and to whom you will delegate tasks.
You will interact in cross disciplinary development teams across country borders and
communicate statistical issues and ideas to non-statisticians. You can be involved in coaching
of more junior colleagues and be responsible for coordinating and supervising the work of
contract houses around the world performing outsourced tasks. Therefore we expect you to be
able to communicate statistical problems and ideas clearly.
Development of methods and processes, as well as knowledge sharing is continuously on-going
in Novo Nordisk, especially based on the initiative of the employees. We expect you to take
part in the maintenance of Biostatistics as a good and challenging place to work. In exchange
we of course offer great opportunities for on-going training to ensure the continued
competency development of our employees.
Qualifications
You have a solid theoretical background in statistics corresponding to MSc level and at least
eight years of experience within clinical research. Statistical consulting experience with
biological applications and SAS experience is preferable and we expect you to have an in-depth
understanding of practical statistical problems.
You work independently, are proactive, flexible and efficient. You are able to handle several
challenging tasks in parallel without compromising the quality of your work. You have the will
and courage to take on challenging assignments working with different teams globally. You
always exhibit a great sense of perspective and have a positive attitude, also when things are
moving fast. Experience with project management and supervision of staff is an advantage.
You have good collaboration and communication skills and are fluent in English.
Research & Development is vital to Novo Nordisk’s continuous growth. Your ambition and
passion is therefore essential to achieve our goal of creating better lives for people living with
chronic diseases. That is why working here is rewarding for us – and for you.
Contact
For further information, please contact Tina Christiansen at +45 3079 1748.
Deadline
23 January 2015
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