Data Science Graduate

    Data Science Graduate at Novo Nordisk

    Website Novo Nordisk

    Job Title: Data Science Graduate

    Location: Bagsværd, Denmark

    Job Category: Education

    Job description

    Data Science Graduate: Kick-start your life-changing career!

    Are you a master’s student with an interest in Data Science? Turn your degree into a life-changing career at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies! Be a part of Novo Nordisk’s growth journey and accelerate your own.

    Our global Graduate Programme is designed to bring together change makers with a diversity of perspectives and equip them with the tools needed to accelerate their personal and professional development. The two-year programme allows you to explore the world while developing your career. You will be taken on three rotations around the globe where you will work in a fast-paced environment and grow in ways you never could have imagined. You will be exposed to the entire Novo Nordisk value chain while being challenged to explore your boundaries and reach your full potential.

    About the Data Science track 

    The Data Science track offers three exciting eight-month rotations across our company and value chain, providing you with a broad experience and invaluable skills within Data Science and Data Engineering. You get to experience first-hand how Data Science plays a pivotal role across the business in ensuring that Novo Nordisk can better develop and deliver life-changing medicines to our patients.

    During the programme you will work in different teams in Research & Development, Production and/or Corporate IT utilizing different technologies within statistics, modelling, AI, or vision technologies. You will be working in a global organisation with many different stakeholders in an international network of world-class colleagues, where we expect you to contribute and voice your opinion to help shape the future strategy of Data Science in Novo Nordisk.

    The Position 

    Over the course of this two-year programme you will expand your international network, while experiencing how digital transformations take place alongside our skilled colleagues across the organisation. Together we will shape your journey by choosing the focus during your three rotations, all while being mentored by experienced colleagues who will continuously challenge and guide your development.

    You will take part in different use cases, covering front-end, back-end, development, and applications of advanced analytics. As a unique feature, you will have the possibility to investigate different elements in the pharmaceutical value chain, learning to apply your skills in different settings, ranging from development of new medicines, to delivering high quality medicines from complex production units.

    About Novo Nordisk 

    Novo Nordisk is the 2nd most valuable pharmaceutical company in the world based on market cap. It was founded in 1923 and is headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Our purpose is to drive change to defeat serious chronic diseases, built upon our heritage in diabetes. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure the diseases we treat.

    We employ more than 60,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries. We’re on a relentless mission to drive change for millions of people living with chronic diseases, and we need people like you to join us on this mission and take Novo Nordisk into the future. ​

    Read more and watch this video to get a feeling about Novo Nordisk as a workplace.


    To apply to the Data Science track, you must have:

    • Recent master’s degree (from 2023 or 2024) in either Data Science, Data Science Engineering, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Mathematics/Statistic/Physics, or similar within Life Science or Manufacturing/Supply Chain combined with strong programming skills.
    • Above average academic achievements
    • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering.
    • No more than 1 year of full-time work experience after completing your Master’s degree (when hired)
    • Fluency in spoken and written English
    • Globally mobile (also beyond the Graduate Programme)

    If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining the programme, please make sure to submit your application no later than 14 December 2023 GMT+1. 


    For questions about the Data Science track please contact one of our current graduates Arianna March on or Fan Liu on

    Important: Prepare this before you apply  

    Before clicking the apply button please ensure you have prepared your CV, latest academic record and motivational letter in English.

    In the motivational letter we expect to learn more about your motivation for wanting to join Novo Nordisk and the Graduate Programme, as well as your personal and professional competencies. Hence, make sure you include:

    • What are your expectations of the Graduate Programme and how will the programme support your career aspirations
    • What characteristics do you appreciate in others when working in a team and what three characteristics you think others appreciate about you, and why
    • In the field of Data Science, innovation is vital. What is innovation to you? (Max 200 words)
    • Data Science often involves problem-solving. Please share a specific example where you solved a challenging data-related task in previous work or projects? You should provide details about the problem and your solution (Max 200 words)

    You can apply from any device but as you will be asked to answer several questions on the application page, we recommend applying from a PC instead of a mobile phone.

    More information about the Graduate Programme 

    If you want a general introduction to the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme including all 15 tracks then click here. For specific information about the Data Science track click here.

    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.

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