Director, EU Data Science External Affairs

Novo Nordisk A/S
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Job Description

The position:

Your key responsibilities will be, but not limited to:

  • Create overview and strategy for important and relevant external Danish and EU stakeholders and engagements for Data Science and Development in Novo Nordisk
  • Develop and maintain strategies for engaging with key stakeholders that affect our ability to innovate within Data Science in the development value chain.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key Danish and EU stakeholders, including national boards and ministries, public and private organisations, political stakeholders, and institutes, and academics.
  • Serve as the Data Science and Novo Nordisk representative in key external meetings, forums, conferences, and engagement with Danish and EU stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement stakeholder engagement plans to ensure Novo Nordisk vision is being brought forward in due time to relevant stakeholders and during relevant processes.
  • Monitor and analyse the development of both Danish and international legislation and regulations that can impact the data science and development organisation.
  • Develop and implement plans for communicating with relevant stakeholders.
  • Be a point of contact for numerous experts throughout the Development organisation and ensure request for expert input is handled timely and efficiently.
  • Ensure numerous stakeholder inputs are consolidated and communicated in a proper manner to relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development of thought leadership content, including publications, whitepapers, articles, and blog posts.
  • Stay up to date with trends and developments that affect and have relevance for Data Science and Development, both on a national and international level.


To succeed in this role, you have:

  • Master’s degree in health science, data science, business, public relations, communication or equivalent
  • Significant experience in external affairs, stakeholder engagement, or communications in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Demonstrated thought leadership in Danish and European external engagements in the areas of data science, the use of AI/ML, -Omics, and related topics in the context of drug development.
  • Strong understanding of the drug development process and regulatory landscape, with specific focus on the EU landscape
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of strategic, organisational, and scientific issues related to drug development in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Structured and systematic mindset with ability to follow-up on a variation of tasks and engagements

About the Department

The Data Science organization within Novo Nordisk's global Development organization is responsible for clinical data capture, storage, analysis, modeling and simulation as well as the application of artificial intelligence/machine learning.

The team is comprised of approximately 1000 collaborative, diverse and passionate people who have a true sense of pride in their work and are committed to helping others grow and develop their careers. You’ll also have a platform to engage with key stakeholders on a global scale throughout the entire pipeline process. And while changing the future of diabetes and obesity treatment 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. And our competitive compensation package and support of a healthy work-life balance all add to a best-in-class employee experience. We are changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?

About Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. 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. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.


If you want to know more about the position, please contact our Vice President Data Science Sandeep Burugupalli at


14th January 2024

We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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

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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