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30 Jan 2017

Full-Time Regulatory Affairs Graduate Programme

Novo Nordisk – Posted by admin Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark


Job Description

Regulatory Affairs Graduate Programme

Regulatory Affairs Graduate: kick-start your global career!

Looking for a life-changing career within R&D regulatory affairs? Then look no further. Use your master’s degree and join the 2-year Regulatory Affairs graduate programme. It will give you comprehensive knowledge of our regulatory work and of the drug development process, enabling you to find the niche where your competencies and interests coincide. This is a great opportunity for future regulatory leaders to gain international experience in a world-leading company where you can make a real difference to the millions of people who rely on our products.

About the Regulatory Affairs graduate programme

In Novo Nordisk, Regulatory Affairs secure the approval of new multi-billion dollar products and drug indications, making it possible for the company to bring innovative products to patients. We stand at the centre of project planning and execution from the earliest stages of drug development all the way through life cycle management. The Regulatory Affairs graduate programme has been designed to develop top talents into becoming future leaders within this area.

During the programme you will work with senior managers and build an international network of world-class colleagues, establishing yourself as one of tomorrow’s key people in Regulatory Affairs at Novo Nordisk.

We’ve designed the Regulatory Affairs graduate programme so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experience to become an integral part of our company – typically with a permanent position in Denmark or elsewhere in our global organisation.

The position

During the 2-year programme you will undertake three rotations of 8-months duration. Two rotations will take place in our corporate headquarters in Denmark and one rotation will be in one of our global affiliates. Examples of recent international rotations include the US, China, Japan, Canada and Brazil.

The rotations are shaped to suit your development needs, while meeting our business requirements and to ensure you build the required competences. Below is an example of how the rotations could be shaped:

Rotation 1

Placed in a department in corporate headquarters with strong connections to Regulatory Affairs, you will be introduced to the regulatory trade and gain hands-on experience. Regulatory Affairs are closely integrated in the drug development and drug maintenance processes of Novo Nordisk. Hence, this rotation will give you the capacity to understand the business from the viewpoints of our partners, such as R&D and Product Supply.

Rotation 2

Working in one of our global affiliates or regional offices, you will gain insight into regulatory affairs work from a local perspective. You will work to ensure the timely submission of applications and subsequent approvals. Local regulations and different cultures make this a very interesting challenge, calling for great project management skills and deep insight into rules and regulations, and for negotiation and collaboration skills as you will liaise with different stakeholders in and outside of Novo Nordisk. This unique international perspective should prove invaluable as new markets continue to evolve for Novo Nordisk.

Rotation 3

During this placement back at our corporate headquarters, you will now be able to perform strongly in the role of a regulatory professional. You will manage important and complex projects as you help us realise our vision of achieving and sustaining best in class approvals.

Working at Novo Nordisk

Working at a successful global pharmaceutical company which is also the world leader in diabetes care, you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to patients and society while also delivering exciting results from a business perspective.

Joining Novo Nordisk should appeal to you not just because we respect and value our employees, but also because of what we do to change the lives of millions of people around the world. To work here you need to be highly ambitious, yet have a team player mind-set and enjoy working in a global and culturally diverse organisation.


To apply for the Regulatory Affairs graduate programme, you must have:

  • A PhD or a master’s degree from 2016 or 2017 in a natural science, for example within pharmacy, chemical engineering, biology, biotechnology or a related field;
  • Please note: if you are graduating outside this timeframe then check out these opportunities: student jobs, internships and permanent entry level jobs;
  • A minimum of 6 months’ international experience from working, studying or voluntary work;
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities;
  • Above average academic achievements;
  • Professional fluency in English.

If you meet all the criteria then apply now and no later than 12 February 2017 by submitting your motivational letter and CV (in English) plus a copy of your master’s certificate or latest grade transcript.

In addition, you must provide a 1-minute video of yourself explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the Regulatory Affairs graduate programme.


How to Apply

See all our other graduate programmes, read current graduates’ blogs and learn more about the application process at For further information, please contact Karina Kokholm at +45 3079 8101 or Nicoline Andersen at +45 3075 9921.

Important: before you apply!

Before you click to apply, please ensure you have already prepared a motivational covering letter, your CV and latest transcript. To supplement this written information, you will also be asked to record a 1-minute video, to answer the question: “Why am I the perfect candidate for this graduate programme?”. Your answer will be an integral part of your application. Please note that you will be able to record you answer several times, to ensure you are happy with your performance, before submitting your application. Tip! Meet current graduates and Programme Managers in this video and hear their experiences with the application video.

Job Categories: Medicine. Job Types: Full-Time.

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