Fellowship - Multidisciplinary - Multiple Positions Job:
Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk
plainsboro New Jersey
About the Department
The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI) is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies with the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved. The one thing that keeps us all marching to the same beat is our patient-centered focus. At Novo Nordisk, you will help patients around the world. As their needs evolve, so does our challenge to find better and more innovative ways to improve their quality of life. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?

The Position
The Postdoctoral Multidisciplinary Fellowship is a two-year, experiential program based in Plainsboro, New Jersey. This fellowship is intended to provide an educational and practical experience for a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) within the pharmaceutical industry. The Fellow will contribute to different functional areas at Novo Nordisk Inc., where a PharmD’s training and expertise will provide value to the organization. The Fellow will gain the skills needed to pursue a career within the pharmaceutical industry where their education and experience can make a significant contribution to meeting customer needs and achieving company goals.

During this two-year fellowship, the Fellow will gain experience in three concentrated focus areas: one year in Medical Information and two 6 months rotations, or a 1-year rotation in another functional areas within the Scientific Center of Excellence department at Novo Nordisk Inc.

The Fellow will report to the Fellowship Director throughout the two-year program and will also have a reporting relationship with a manager in the respective functional areas during their rotations. Additional key internal relationships may include Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Sales Training, Clinical Trial Management, and Clinical Development.

Essential Functions
  • The Fellow will have regular contact with cross functional areas including Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, etc. This structured approach will allow for a broad, “hands-on” experience enabling the Fellows to gain the skills needed to pursue a career within the pharmaceutical industry
  • The Fellows will complete a research project related to challenges, best practices, hot topics, and/or innovative methods to communicate scientific information to healthcare providers (HCPs) for presentation at a key conference/congress. Additionally, Fellows may be asked to attend other relevant scientific conventions, national team meetings and other travel as required for business
  • Multidisciplinary Fellows will gain experience for 12 months in Medical Information and two additional 6-month rotations, or a 1-year rotation in one of the functional areas listed below.
Medical Information:
  • Gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Medical Information Therapeutic Manager in a pharmaceutical industry setting
  • Provide verbal, written, and on-demand video responses to unsolicited medical and technical inquiries about Novo Nordisk products from HCPs, institutions, and/or payors
  • Create and/or revise standard and custom medical information responses for use in responding to existing and anticipated medical and technical inquiries from HCPs
  • Assist field medical colleagues who receive unsolicited inquiries and request medical information support
  • Revise and/or add to content in comprehensive evidence-based medical information documents (e.g., clinical overviews, formulary dossiers, online evidence repository)
  • Ensures compliance with FDA requirements as they affect Medical Communications; responses must be accurate, up-to-date, balanced, and scientific
  • Provide related medical support, which may include but is not limited to: internal product and disease state training, creating/revising Customer Care Center scripts, staffing medical booths at meetings/conventions, global alignment of medical information standards and best practices
Medical Education (option):
  • Gain an understanding of industry regulations pertaining to independent medical education and ensure that all programs are funded and executed in compliance with these guidelines
  • Participate in the review and evaluation of grant requests submitted by various medical education providers. Analyze needs assessments, educational objectives and program content in submitted grant requests to ensure alignment with medical education strategy
  • Project manage assigned medical education programs to ensure successful implementation of programs within budget
  • Complete medical accuracy review of live and enduring programs, after their dissemination to intended audiences, for medical accuracy and fair balance
  • Assess the effectiveness of supported programs by reviewing and/or aggregating outcomes data

Publications (option):
  • Gain an understanding of industry regulations pertaining to scientific publications and ensure that all publications are executed in compliance with these guidelines.
  • Participate in the development of publication plans, needs assessment, gap analysis and publication proposals to ensure alignment with Novo Nordisk Inc. and Global publication strategy.
  • Represent Publications team at global Publications Planning Group meetings, and internal stakeholder and external vendor status update meetings.
  • Project manage assigned disease-state or product-specific publications to ensure successful poster or oral presentations at Congresses and submissions of manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals.
  • Assess the impact and reach of Novo Nordisk publications.
Product Safety (option):
  • Collaborate with Product Safety management and functional groups to learn about general pharmacovigilance-related activities
  • Gain an understanding of basic US FDA and other Global Health Authority regulations related to capturing and reporting of safety information
  • Collect verbal and written safety information from physicians, healthcare professionals, consumers and company sales and field personnel for post-marketing event reports
  • Perform and prioritize data entry and verification of safety data into the required complaint and safety databases based on internal and external timelines

Physical Requirements
10% overnight travel required.

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with strong academic track record required
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Good communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Goal-oriented, high integrity and strong ethics.
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and MS word software applications and overall computer skills with knowledge of literature search techniques required
  • Track record of team work, innovation, and project management
At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status.

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer /F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at
1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Requisition ID: 60308BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Regulatory

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