Lead Data Scientist - Wearable Devices

Novo Nordisk A/S
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Job Description

Are you enthusiastic about driving the design of next generation healthcare solutions that will change the life of patients with diabetes and other serious chronic diseases? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of science to discover novel therapies and technologies that benefits patients’ lives? If yes, then this opportunity could be right for you, so apply today!

Please note we are open to hiring at more junior and senior titles commensurate with experience.

About the department

The Digital Data Science department consists of 8 data scientists across our Boston and Copenhagen sites. Our purpose is to enable the use of wearables, devices, and digital therapeutics (DTx) within Novo Nordisk’s development portfolio from a data science perspective. We work with data from a variety of sources including time series data generated by multiple sensors like activity monitors, continuous glucose monitors, connected pens, and DTx solutions. By using advanced signal processing, time-series analysis, and machine learning models we generate actionable insights from these diverse sources and identify diagnostic, progression, and prognostic digital biomarkers.

The Digital Data Science team is part of the AI and Analytics organization in Novo Nordisk’s Data Science division. We apply sophisticated algorithms and machine learning techniques to some of the hardest problems in the discovery and development of new healthcare solutions. By leveraging a blend of scientific, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, we provide superior data insights that empower Novo Nordisk to further develop and deliver life-changing treatments. We work in multidisciplinary teams with strong collaboration across all areas of the organization and engage in external collaborations to ensure access to cutting edge research and technology.

The Position

The Lead Data Scientist leverages their domain knowledge in data collection, preparation, and engineering as well as software engineering in a data science context, to perform their individual tasks and help set direction for a portfolio of projects. The Lead Data Scientist will help guide the team in the development and validation of algorithms and models in support of data science efforts and will actively coach more junior Data Scientists.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Lead development and validation of algorithms based on digital device and therapeutic algorithms based on established best practices and current emerging AI and ML research
  • Implement and maintain local and cloud-based data and computational environments and platforms and help to integrate data and solutions from different sources
  • Build data pipelines (data acquisition, preparation, cleaning, and consolidation) as an integral part of data science activity
  • Demonstrate an ability to take initiatives and drive projects from concept to adoption
  • Ensure a strong team collaboration with other Data Scientists, as well as engineers from other disciplines and teams to ensure progress on a portfolio of projects
  • Identify and propose improvement initiatives that evolve and improve the way the team works and collaborates

In addition, you will engage with internal and external stakeholders across US and Denmark to understand challenges, identify areas of innovation, and build solutions using appropriate techniques. You will report to the Director of Digital Data Science, you will actively participate in cross-functional teams such as, engineers, partnership developers, medical doctors, software developers and more, to develop AI and ML solutions in order to achieve business goals, share learnings and knowledge; having as well the chance to collaborate with external commercial and academic partners.


A Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years’ relevant experience, or master’s degree with 5+ years’ relevant experience, or PhD with 4+ years’ relevant experience can be considered. Degree within computer science, data science, biomedical/electrical engineering, physics, or a related quantitative discipline preferred.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Demonstrated expertise with data science approaches for connected and/or wearable devices and digital therapeutics
  • Experience in multiple digital device modalities
  • Experience with digital signal processing and working with time-series data
  • Deep understanding and experience with modern end-to-end data science tools, including writing high quality code using Python/R
  • Ability to perform in-depth data analysis and present results and conclusions to engineering and leadership team

Preferred experience includes:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with software development like CI/CD, containerization, cloud infrastructure, IoT/Edge deployment, and Edge computing
  • Experience in data management/data engineering and familiarity with SQL, NoSQL and/or Graph database
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry, healthcare industry, regulated medical device development or in another regulated field

Working at Novo Nordisk

Everything we do starts and ends with the patient. And, while changing the future of chronic disease treatment, such as diabetes and obesity, is no easy task, we also recognize the importance of an enjoyable workplace, which is why we’ve cultivated a culture of fun, ingenuity, and innovation. Our competitive compensation package and support of a healthy work-life balance all add to a best-in-class employee experience.

Physical Requirements

  • 10-20% overnight travel required.

Please note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.

You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few lines about your motivation in your resume or CV. Please assist us in maintaining a fair and inclusive selection process by not attaching a photo to your application.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.

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.

Company Info.

Novo Nordisk A/S

Novo Nordisk A/S is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Bagsværd, Denmark, with production facilities in eight countries, and affiliates or offices in five countries.

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