From molecule to market, our focus is always on the patient when developing best-in-class treatments. Long-term thinking drives all our activities, and we continuously demonstrate our commitment to environmental and social responsibility. This sets us apart from other pharmaceutical companies. And now you can start your life-changing career and be a part of this journey. Are you studying Pharma, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Medicine, Bioengineering, or similar areas within Life Science, and are you looking for an opportunity where you can explore how to use your theoretical knowledge in everyday business life? Then apply and join our Life Sciences – Pharma & Biotechnology Talent Pipeline – and get the opportunity to get matched with several positions across Novo Nordisk that never get posted. 

Student Assistant positions within Life Sciences – Pharma and Biotechnology
We offer Student Assistant positions within Life Science in different areas of our business but mostly within Clinical Development and Medical, Regulatory, Rare Diseases, and Research.

You will support a lot of colleagues with different backgrounds such as:

  • Analytical or formulation scientists and technical
  • Bioinformaticians
  • Cardiovascular researchers
  • Medical doctors
  • Modeling and data scientists
  • Oral formulation researchers

The Life Science – Pharma and Biotechnology Talent Pipeline covers Student Assistant positions in the following fields:

  • Research and development
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Science 
  • Quality control
  • Stem cell biology 
  • Regulatory Affairs 

Student Assistant position details
A Student Assistant position in Novo Nordisk is between 8 – 20 hours per week, but most Student Assistant positions are 10 – 15 hours per week with a small possibility to work from home – most of the work will be on-site. For Novo Nordisk, you as a student must get the flexibility that allows you to prioritise your exams and assignments as needed.

A Danish work permit is required. ´

You are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Life Sciences, e.g. Cell Biology, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, or another relevant field and you have at least 1 year left of your studies. 

We are looking for Student Assistants who are keen to learn and able to manage their own time. It’s an advance if you have laboratory experience and are used to working with a various number of stakeholders. 

Fluent in English is a requirement and you need to submit your CV in English.

Joining a Talent Pipeline in Novo Nordisk
Most of our Student Assistant positions a filled through our Talent Pipelines which means that by joining the pipelines you will get the opportunity to get matched with a lot of positions that never get posted. 

When applying to this Talent Pipeline you will be considered as a potential match for several Student Assistant positions within the fields of Finance, Procurement, Strategy, and Law, and if there is a match, we will reach out to you and invite you for a 1st interview with the hiring manager. 

You will only be contacted if we find a relevant position that matches your profile, but you will remain part of the Pipeline for up to 6 months unless you inform us that you wish to withdraw. 

Due to GDPR regulations, we are closing the pipelines after 6 months and we send email notifications to all active candidates in our pipelines when they are closed, - with a link to where you can re-apply to our new line of Talent Pipelines. 

Checklist when applying

  • When creating your profile, it is important that you “unlock” your profile. When your profile is “unlocked” it will state: “Profile Visibility: Novo Nordisk Recruiter Worldwide”.
  • Please describe your motivation, areas of interest, and when you graduate.
  • Please upload your diplomas or current study records.
  • Remember to submit your CV in English – an application is not a requirement but you a welcome to submit one. 

For any questions, please reach out to

31. May 2023. 
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We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 

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