Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 10th @ 11:59PM ET.
*Please note that to be considered for this Fellowship, you must apply directly to the position's posting on the Novo Nordisk website at novonordisk-us.com
About the Department
The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk 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 Postdoctoral Multidisciplinary Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 PharmD within the pharmaceutical industry. The Fellow will contribute to different functional areas at Novo Nordisk Inc. (NNI), 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 several concentrated focus areas: one year in Medical Information and two, 6-month rotations, or a 1-year rotation in other functional area(s) within the Scientific Center of Excellence 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/preceptor in the respective functional areas during their rotations. Additional key internal relationships may include Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, Learning & Development, Clinical Trial Management, and Clinical Development.
Fellow will collaborate with cross-functional areas including Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing, etc. This structured approach will allow for a broad, “hands-on” experience enabling the Fellow to gain the skills needed to pursue a career within the pharmaceutical industry
Fellow may complete a research project related to challenges, best practices, hot topics, and/or innovative methods to communicate scientific information for presentation to internal stakeholders or at a key conference/congress. Additionally, Fellow may be asked to attend other relevant scientific conventions, national team meetings and other travel as required for business needs
Multidisciplinary Fellow will gain experience for one year in Medical Information and two additional 6-month rotations, or a 1-year rotation in one of the functional areas listed below
Medical Information (required)
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, Inc. products from health care professionals (HCPs), institutions, and/or payors
Create and/or revise standard and custom medical information responses for use in answering existing and anticipated medical and technical inquiries from HCPs
Assist field medical and sales 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)
Ensure compliance with Food & Drug Administration (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, collaborating on 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 assigned 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, learning objectives, and agenda 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
Review program content, 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
Develop and disseminate monthly communications to internal stakeholders to share the value of supported medical education programs
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, Inc. publications
Product Safety (option)
Collaborate with Product Safety management and functional groups to learn about general pharmacovigilance and 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, HCPs, consumers and company sales and field personnel for post-marketing event reports
Perform case review of safety data into the required intake and safety database based on internal and external timelines
Scientific Communications & Digital Strategy (option)
Gain an understanding of the impact of digital resources on knowledge dissemination
Acquire basic knowledge of web development and its impact on user experience
Learn the significance of content format types and their impact on knowledge retention
Interpret engagement metrics to create actionable insights
Curate content for Scientific Communication channels (e.g., Twitter, externally facing websites)
Collect market/stakeholder research to gauge effectiveness of digital projects
Manage various projects (e.g., content creation for digital use, point of care tool integration)
10% overnight travel required
A PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with strong academic track record
Demonstrated leadership capabilities
Good communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
Goal-oriented, high integrity and strong ethics
Ability to prioritize and multitask
Track record of teamwork, innovation, and project management
Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and MS word software applications and overall computer skills with knowledge of literature search techniques required
We are a global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark with our US headquarters located in Plainsboro, NJ. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity, and rare blood and rare endocrine diseases. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure the diseases we treat. We employ more than 43,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries.
For almost 100 years, we have been translating the unmet medical needs of people living with a serious chronic disease into innovative medicines and delivery systems, like our insulin pens. Our treatments today are benefiting millions of people living with diabetes, obesity, and rare blood and endocrine diseases. From our labs to our factory floors, we are discovering and developing innovative biological medicines and making them accessible to patients throughout the world. Our industry is dynamic. And the scientific understanding of the diseases we treat and the people living with them, improves every day. This is a constant... reminder that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. As an employer, we recognise the need to embrace experimentation and strive f or diversity and inclusion to help make better decisions by ensuring that multiple perspectives are considered. Together, we’re life changing.