Medical Doctor within Pharmacovigilance

  • Contract
  • Denmark
  • Posted 2 months ago

Novo Nordisk

Are you eager to leverage your skills and experience in pharmacovigilance to play a key role in ensuring the utmost safety and minimizing risk for patients using Novo Nordisk products? Would you like to join a global pharmaceutical industry leader and be part of one of the most skilled and advanced safety functions in Denmark? 

If you find this exciting, apply now for a life-changing career! 

The position

As a Medical Doctor within Pharmacovigilance, you will evaluate the impact and consequences of disease conditions, interpret diagnostic results, and identify differential diagnoses based on individual safety cases reported for development products used in clinical trials as well as for products on the market. 

Key tasks and responsibilities will include: 

  • Bringing a broad and in-depth understanding of medical concepts, disease processes, and therapeutic areas when assessing the potential risk to patients in relation to product quality issues, and potential recall situations.
  • Being a medical expert when interacting with internal and external stakeholders, cross-functional areas in HQ, affiliates, and health authorities.
  • Reviewing clinical trial and non-interventional study protocols to ensure adequate collection of relevant safety information according to regulatory requirements and Novo Nordisk procedures.
  • Chairing “Cross Functional Groups” in clinical trials within Global Safety.


To thrive and succeed, we expect you to have:

  • A Medical Doctor degree.
  • Experience within pharmacovigilance or clinical experience with a strong urge to specialize in pharmacovigilance.
  • In-depth understanding of diagnostic processes, diagnostic techniques, and interpretation of diagnostic results.
  • The ability to evaluate the impact and consequences of diseases and medical interventions.
  • An excellent communication skills and proficiency in English both written and spoken.

On a personal level, you exhibit a collaborative nature and strong relationship-building skills, both with colleagues and external partners. Your exceptional adaptability and strong sense of urgency make you an asset in fostering teamwork and thriving in diverse, multicultural environments. With an organized, proactive approach, you bring a pragmatic mindset to your work.

In your role, you will encounter a wide range of tasks, and your positive attitude toward challenges, along with your adeptness in managing competing priorities under tight timelines, is crucial. Your high degree of flexibility, ability to work well under pressure, and maintenance of a good sense of humor set you apart. 

About the department

Safety Operations is a department within Global Safety and is situated in Søborg, Denmark. Global Safety is an organization of more than 550 highly professional people with a background in natural science. The core activity and responsibility of Safety Operation is to medically assess patient safety based on adverse event reports and potential product quality issues to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements globally. 

We offer a unique opportunity to work independently and in collaboration with a team of highly skilled, committed, and enthusiastic colleagues. Assuming responsibility, communicating information, and acting will be an essential part of your daily work. Focus on work-life balance with a high degree of flexibility.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


For further information, please contact Merete Chur Fischer at +45 30 77 76 75 or Trine Schaffalitzky de Muckadell at +45 30 77 78 78.


30 May 2024

Kindly note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. 

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At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

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