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Director, Global Drug Discovery, Search & Evaluation

A position as Search & Evaluation Director is open for immediate placement.

If your career has provided you with solid life science experience, you now have the opportunity to make your next career leap. As a Search & Evaluation Director, you will be a driver for change while executing Novo Nordisk’s external innovation strategy and activities on a global scale. The position has high level exposure and increasing focus from top management.

About the department

Search & Evaluation creates value by identifying and assessing external opportunities, both drug candidates and technologies to enable Novo Nordisk’s pipeline. We are a global department with 11 colleagues based in Måløv (Denmark), France, the US and China. We work across the R&D organisation and have key stakeholders across Novo Nordisk.

The position

Your overall objective is to secure access to novel pipeline assets and enabling technologies to further strengthen our R&D pipeline, as well as building and maintaining strong networks among our prospective therapy and technology partners. The role will have a strong focus on cutting edge technologies.

Working cross-organisationally, you will champion external innovation opportunities and be responsible for all relevant processes related to the identification, evaluation, and endorsement of due diligence and support senior management decision making around these.

You will also leverage your network, and actively engage with a broad selection of stakeholders including academia, university technology transfer officers, biotech companies among others, to ensure that Novo Nordisk becomes the preferred partner across of our therapy areas and technologies.


You have a PhD degree, a medical degree or qualifying experience at same level within life science. This is backed by at least 10 years proven track record of project management, search and evaluation or equivalent R&D role.

Your analytical capabilities are at top level just as your networking, stakeholder management and communication skills. As a person you are outgoing, analytical, a good communicator and function well in a dynamic environment.

You are fluent in written and spoken English, proficient with IT tools and ready to invest time and effort in personal and professional development.

You have outstanding ability to link science and strategy, and thrive in a dynamic environment.

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, you will be part of a company respected equally for its financial results and its business ethics. Across geographical, cultural and professional communities we develop and deliver innovative medicines. Working here is not just a way to make a living, but a way to make a difference.


For further information, please contact Miriam Frieden at +45 30795082.


June 9th 2020

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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.