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Manager - Evidence Generation

Novo Nordisk
Plainsboro, NJ
Start date
Apr 12, 2024

Job Details

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 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 Position

Supports the development and execution of observational research / real world evidence (RWE) studies which support the aligned strategy (defined in the Evidence Generation Plan – EGP) spanning one therapeutic area, under the supervision of a group leader.



Reports to a Senior Director within the Clinical Data Science and Evidence (CDSE) RWE team; works closely cross-functional colleagues in the US organization and also on certain occasions with HQ functions. The incumbent works closely with other teams across CDSE, specifically the HEOR Strategy Director(s) for their therapy area, and the therapy area aligned colleagues on the Evidence Strategy and Synthesis team, the latter driving the communication of evidence across stakeholders. Other home-office relationships include Channel Senior Directors, Brand Marketing teams, Medical Writers, PCOR members, and Medical personnel. The incumbent will also work on certain initiatives in alignment with Global Evidence and Payer Access and Global Marketing colleagues in corporate headquarters.

Field-based relationships include clinical and academic KOL relationships, consultants & vendors, and professional associations / conferences.


Essential Functions

  • Leads the development of evidence, through the execution of RWE studies, for one or more product/s or therapeutic area/s
  • Employs advanced technical expertise to design and perform health economic and outcome research projects/studies focusing on value, positioning, and unmet needs of pipeline and/or newly launched Novo Nordisk product/s
  • Responsible for key aspects of effective project management, including RFP development, selection of research partners (associated due diligence and feasibility), contract execution, budget management, protocol design, analytic plan development, oversight of data collection/acquisition, data analysis, and development of research findings into publications in alignment with the strategy captured in the EGP
  • Works as an active contributor in cross-CDSE discussions on their therapy area, bringing knowledge and learnings into the broader group
  • Builds up a strong understanding of the different US datasets available to support evidence generated in their therapy area
  • Potential to support the design and development of health economics models, including decision analytic models, cost effectiveness models, budget impact models, and disease treatment models to support the market access and performance of Novo Nordisk portfolio brands. This is not, however a core element of the role.


Physical Requirements

10-20% overnight travel required.



  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD) in fields related to HEOR - outcomes research, health economics, epidemiology, health services research is preferred with at least 1 year of work experience in observational research / outcomes research, or
  • Masters degree (MSc, MPH) in fields related to HEOR (outcomes research, health economics, epidemiology, health services research) with at least 2 years of work experience in observational research / outcomes research
  • Proficiency in methodological approaches and tools in health services research
  • Knowledge of US healthcare system
  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills; a team player
  • Strong process and project management skills


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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