Principal Data Scientist

Indrykket: 2.7.2020

Novo Nordisk, Måløv

  • Research
  • Måløv

Are you interested in driving data science solutions at the heart of drug development processes? Do you enjoy working in an international and challenging research environment, where you will actively contribute to the design of next generation medicines that will change the life of patients with diabetes and other serious chronic diseases? Do you have a deep curiosity for modern data science technologies and thrive in an informal working environment? Then you may be our next highly valued Principal Data Scientist in the ‘Advanced Analytics’ Department at Novo Nordisk A/S.

About the Department & the Position

We collaborate closely with research scientists across the R&D area to improve and accelerate active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and drug product (DP) designs of new peptides and biologics. We have access to advanced state-of-the-art data science software and are developing and applying data analysis tools and prediction models to a variety of biological and chemical data, including high-throughput analytical data and images.

Your responsibility will be to drive expansion of our data science platform with new prediction models by employing in-house data from the research area as well as advancing our data science methodologies. For instance, we expect you to contribute to the development and application of better data wrangling and analysis algorithms, including cutting-edge machine learning approaches and advanced analytics methods. An important part of the job is also to engage with stakeholders across the interdisciplinary and international organization.


  • PhD within a discipline with strong modelling and computational components, such as Computer Science, Biostatistics, Data Science and Cheminformatics, and at least 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or academia. More experienced people are in particular encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and applying data science solutions including the analysis, integration and interpretation of chemical and/or biological data
  • Excellent knowledge and practical experience with statistical analysis, modern machine learning methods and data presentation
  • Strong programming and scripting skills (e.g. Python, R, Matlab, C++)
  • Familiar with developing dashboards and web services are considered a plus
  • Desire to drive challenging data analytic problems in a dynamic working environment as well as ability to engage and collaborate with colleagues across different scientific disciplines

Benefits of working at Novo Nordisk

  • Opportunity to work in a collaborative and stimulating work environment with the prospect of improving the lives of patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases
  • Positive working culture where employees are empowered and the importance of achieving a good work-live balance is valued
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For further information, please contact Søren Berg Padkjær at +45 3075 4520 or via [email protected]

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 chronical 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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At Novo Nordisk, we are driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases.

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic diseases: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 43,200 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries.