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Medical Director NASH

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Medical Director NASH

Category: Clinical Development and Medical
Location: Zurich, Switzerland Zurich, CH

Are you looking for the opportunity to make our patients’ lives better and leave your footprint? Are you looking to work in a fast-paced dynamic and international environment where you can drive change? If yes, then we have the perfect opportunity for you as our Medical Director for NASH.

About the department
Headquartered in Zurich, International Operations (IO) covers 22 time-zones and has 13,000 employees around the world working passionately to change over 20 million patients’ lives each day. As a key driver of Novo Nordisk’s growth, and a geographical scope of 7 Regions covering 194 countries, IO offers a dynamic environment and a world of opportunities. Together with colleagues around the globe, we try our best to help improve the lives of people living with diabetes, obesity or NASH every day. The IO-SO Medical & Scientific Affairs department sets the pace for Medical Affairs and medical and scientific activities across International Operations. It also links Global Medical Affairs, HQ medical and science teams with key medical business priorities and needs of IO regions and affiliates.

The position
As a Medical Director for NASH you will be responsible to drive the scientific dialogue and scientific understanding of future offerings for NASH in IO. You will drive the development and implementation of the medical strategy for NASH in IO, both in cross-functional collaboration as well as in collaboration with the NASH medical network in IO. 
Furthermore, you will be responsible to build medical and scientific competencies in Regions and key affiliates, by ensuring focused training and best practice-sharing.
You will ensure that the needs and insights of the markets are addressed by informing medical communication plans out of Global Medical Affairs, as well as development activities in global project teams..
Finally you will drive and support data generation initiatives at various levels such as Regional level or key markets within NASH and in line with the overall IO medical and commercial priorities. Strong leadership in a matrix organisation will be needed to be successful in this role.
The position reports to the Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs, International Operations.


  • MD with min. 5 years of experience in the field of metabolic medicine (diabetes, obesity, CVD, lipid disorders or liver diseases) either from pharmaceutical industry or medical practice/academia
  • Min. 2 years of experience with pharmaceutical industry, including driving medical affairs activities and/ or projects
  • Solid understanding of the role of medical affairs in pharmaceutical industry, medical affairs tools and activities
  • Experience in working in international, cross-functional teams, preferably in driving organizational initiatives within Medical Affairs
  • Successful track record of “functional leadership” within medical affairs in matrix organizations: at global, regional or business area/large business unit level

Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we strive for excellence. You share the same passion and commitment as our employees in our journey to make a difference to patients’ lives. In exchange, we offer you the chance of a lifetime to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from unmatched opportunities for professional and personal development.

If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, please send your motivation letter, CV and relevant documentation directly via our online application tool.

22 November 2020

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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