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Strategic Artificial Intelligence Data Manager

Novo Nordisk
Lexington, MA
Start date
Apr 4, 2024

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About the Department                                                                                                                                             

The Development area of Novo Nordisk, we are responsible for managing clinical drug development worldwide from early development phases to product launch and beyond. We provide medical and scientific documentation for clinical submissions and authorities while ensuring that the process lives up to global standards, regulations and business ethics.

The Real-World Science Department is anchored within the AI and Analytics area, which is part of Novo Nordisk Data Science. In Real-World Science we provide insights and evidence based on advanced analysis of Real World Data (RWD) to support decision making and evidence generation throughout product development in Novo Nordisk. 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 products. 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 methods.

We believe in the value of a diverse and inclusive culture. Together, we build and grow talent to ensure the development of new solutions. The team is comprised of collaborative, diverse and passionate people who have a true sense of pride in their work. We are committed to helping each other grow, and we are driven by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people living with chronic disease.


The Position

This position will focus on developing processes and governance for innovative research projects that leverage RWD for AI & Analytics (AIA) teams within Data Science. They will develop completely new processes such as bringing in RWD for hybrid trials, digital twins, and more.  This position will focus on broader projects that are not in our current ways of working and work closely with existing teams to implement the processes that they develop.



This position reports to the Associate Director of RWD Assets.  Internal relationships include data scientists, epidemiologists, leaders and specialists across AIA, clinical trial teams, legal, compliance, IT and others across US, UK, and Denmark primarily, with additional geographies to be included in the future. External relationships include commercial and academic collaboration partners.

Individual contributor – no direct or indirect reports.


Essential Functions

  • Working with data scientists /AIA team leads to collect requirements, consolidate cross-departmental needs and develop processes for their innovative projects leveraging RW
  • Generate guidance on various tracks to help facilitate and execute RWD and novel AIA projects in clinical development space
  • Support contracting, procurement, compliance, statement of work and legal review with the respective experts from Novo Nordisk
  • Working closely with Real-World Data Stewards to implement new processes and move forward projects leveraging RWD
  • Coordinate with legal and compliance to understand what is in scope and out of scope for new projects and how to move them forward; and to comply with regulations
  • Drive forward projects such as:
  • Software as a medical device
  • Sourcing data from KOLs in a non-interventional study to be used for a CT
  • Digital twins studies
  • Hybrid clinical trial designs
  • Other types of non-interventional clinical studies leveraging both retrospective and prospective data
  • Projects involving commercial vendors and academic collaborators

    Physical Requirements

    Potential for occasional conferences within the US, but not a set amount.



  • Master’s Degree required with 5+ years of relevant experience; additional relevant advanced degrees my substitute for some experience as deemed appropriate.
  • Relevant experience includes:
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry (experience within a pharmaceutical or biotech company preferred)
  • Working with legal and compliance in the context of RWD and/or clinical data  
  • Project management across diverse areas of an organization that required change management
  • Education in or 2+ years working as a data scientist highly preferred
  • Working in the digital health space; working knowledge of Software as a medical device (SaMD) highly desired

    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.


    Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


    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.


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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