Data Science Graduate (Canada)

Novo Nordisk

Data Science Graduate: Kick-start your global career!

Looking for a life-changing and rewarding career within Data Science? Then look no further and join our 2-year Graduate Programme!

The Data Science Graduate Programme has been designed to develop the next generation of Data Scientists and gives you the opportunity to be part of the transformation of the pharmaceutical industry. The technological transformation of the industry is already underway, helping to ensure that millions of patients worldwide get the full benefits of life-changing medicines. Take your understanding of Data Science to the next level and help shape the future at Novo Nordisk.

About the Data Science Graduate Programme

The Data Science Graduate Programme offers rotational opportunities with a total of 3 challenging and exciting 8-month rotations within a global pharmaceutical company. When you join the programme, you will gain broad experience and invaluable skills within Data Science and Data Engineering, thereby ensuring that Novo Nordisk can better develop and deliver life-changing medicines to our patients in a sustainable way, for both the company and our society.

During the programme, you could work with e.g., Product Supply Manufacturing Intelligence, Advanced analytics or Trial Data Management utilizing technologies as Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Vision Technology as these are just some of the technologies that we are currently working with at Novo Nordisk. You will work with many different stakeholders in an international network of world-class colleagues, while establishing yourself as one of tomorrow’s key people in Data Science at Novo Nordisk. For this we need the brightest and most innovative minds.

The Position

During the 2-year programme you will get the opportunity to expand your international network, while experiencing how digital transformations take place with some of the most data-savvy people working in the forefront of Data Science. You will have an essential impact on where you would like to focus during your 3 rotations, as well as be mentored by experienced colleagues who will continuously challenge and guide your development throughout the programme.

You will take part in different use cases, which will have different components in 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. You will learn that you can apply your skills in different settings, ranging from development of new medicines in R&D, to delivering high quality medicines from complex production units.

About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is one of the top 10 largest pharma companies by market value, founded in 1923 and headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases. 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 50,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries. Read more and watch this videoto get a feeling about Novo Nordisk as a workplace.


To apply to the Data Science Graduate Programme, you must have:

· Recent Master’s degree (from 2022 or 2023) in either Data Science, Data Science Engineering, Information Robotics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Mathematics/Statistic/Physics, or similar within Life Science or Manufacturing/Supply Chain, combined with strong analytical and programming skills

· Above average academic achievements

· International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering. If Covid-19 restrictions have prevented you from obtaining (additional) international experience, e.g. studying or completing an internship abroad, feel free to still apply and explain what your plans were, how they changed and what relevant experience you have gained instead.

· 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 21 December 2022 GMT+1.


For questions about the Data Science Graduate Programme, please contact Graduate Programme Manger Isabel Hoffmann, +45 30 79 35 19 or use the chat functionality at the graduate website. The chat is open every Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm GMT+1 and the last three days leading up to the application deadline 21 December 2022.

Important: Prepare this before you apply
Before clicking the apply button please ensure you have prepared your CV, latest transcript and motivational letter in English. We estimate that you will spend around 30 minutes on the application page (after having prepared your attachments). 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.

In the motivational letter, we would like to learn more about your motivation: why do you want to join the pharmaceutical industry, Novo Nordisk and the Graduate Programme; about your expectations: what are your expectations to the Graduate Programme and how will the programme support your career aspirations and lastly we want to learn more about your fit: which personal and professional competences makes you a great fit with the graduate programme.

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 graduate programme click here.

Job Type: Full-time

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