Data scientist - Real World Data

Location: Søborg

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Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your programming skills to large amounts of Real-World Data on health and medicines to be used throughout the company? And are you ready to join a team of data scientists using advanced methods for analysing data to improve people’s lives? Then this may be your opportunity to pursue an exciting career in a global organisation!

The Position
You will contribute advanced programming skills to a team of Data Scientists that, together with epidemiologists and stakeholders from across the organisation, create actionable insights and evidence from real world data. Our data come from digital health initiatives, in-licensed real-world databases, observational studies and many other sources.

Your main responsibilities will be:
  • Generate insights from our many diverse sources data.
  • Generate visualisations, reports and dashboards on novel disease areas.
  • Participate in designing, planning, developing and documenting quick insights as well as studies from our data for our stakeholders to make informed decisions based on it.
  • Apply state-of-the art methods within programming, statistics and visualisation to generate insights and knowledge from our large data sources.
  • Writing, documenting and maintaining code in R, Python and SQL to visualise and analyse data, and continuously deliver results.


  • You have a master’s degree in Life sciences e.g. Biostatistics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer science, Data Science or equivalent and preferably a PhD degree in a field relevant for the position.
  • In addition, you have >3 years of experience, preferably from the pharmaceutical industry, a CRO, consultancy, or a medical/biological area, with managing, analysing, documenting and programming comprehensive data.
  • You quickly understand stakeholder needs and translate those into solutions and results through programming and analyses.
  • You have strong programming skills and experience with transforming millions of rows of data by writing advanced, well-performing and maintainable code in SQL, R and Python.
  • You know how to get good performance from relational (and NOSQL) databases and preferably also Spark.

It would be considered an advantage if you have experience with git, Linux, creating dashboards using R/Shiny or other software, project coordination and technical writing. We emphasise accountability and reaching goals through a collaborative effort, thus it is essential that you use your good interpersonal and communication skills to achieve results together your other colleagues. You enjoy responsibility and complete your assignments proactively and within timelines. Finally, you communicate fluently in English, both orally and in writing.

About the Department
In Development, we are responsible for managing Clinical Drug Development worldwide from early development phases to product launch and beyond. We provide medical and scientific documentation for clinical submissions and authorities while ensuring that the process lives up to global standards, regulations and business ethics.

The department of Advanced Analytics is part of Data Science in Development and located in Søborg, Denmark. The department was established in 2017 with a focus on Real World Data (RWD) and advanced analytics. We analyse many different data sources to generate evidence to support clinical drug development projects and launched products. You will be joining a team of highly professional, engaged and motivated data scientists.

Working at Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases.

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.

Moreover, 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 the communities we operate in.

For further information, please contact Anders Rething Borglykke at +45 3075 8761.

8th August 2021.

Millions rely on us

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive change. 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. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees to change the lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.

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