Novo Nordisk - R Package Developer

paid / full-time / This role offers the flexibility to be filled remotely, allowing you to work from Søborg, Aalborg, Madrid, Boston, or Bangalore.

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop R packages? Do you strive in a collaborative and innovative environment? Is the idea of helping Novo Nordisk advance the pharmaceuticals field inspiring? If so, continue reading, we are looking for R Package Developers to join our pharmaverse team.

Apply now, join us for a life-changing career!

The position

You will be part of a team who will have a lot of touchpoints across the pharmaceutical programming community collaborating across pharma companies/CROs hence excellent planning, coordination and communication skills are needed.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop and maintain R packages for use in the Novo Nordisk/pharmaverse ecosystem

  • Collaborate with other internal/external developers and domain experts to design and implement new features

  • Write clear and concise documentation for each package

  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to the development of best practices for package development

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in open-source software development (specifically within the pharma industry)

  • Creating cool things that accelerate, automate and simplify clinical reporting both internally in Novo Nordisk and across the industry should resonate with you!

This role offers the flexibility to be filled remotely, allowing you to work from Søborg, Aalborg, Madrid, Boston, or Bangalore.


  • To excel in this position you will have:

  • A strong background in data science, IT or natural sciences

  • Experience with R package development

  • Strong knowledge of R, including tidyverse and other common R packages

  • Proficiency in software engineering best practices, including version control, testing and documentation

  • Experience working in an agile development environment

  • Familiarity with Python, Julia, and other programming languages is a plus

About the department

In the Novo Nordisk Development area, we are responsible for managing clinical drug development worldwide, ensuring that our processes follow global standards, regulations and business ethics while still delivering viable and innovative products.

Our department, Biostatistics Business Excellence, is a strategic support and business excellence team, which is part of Data Science. We are around 20ish enthusiastic and highly engaged people with a diversity of scientific backgrounds, such as IT, data science and statistics, and in-depth knowledge across Biostatistics processes, regulatory requirements, Health Technology Assessments (HTA), competency development, change management, innovation, automation, visualization, digitalization tools and strategy development.

We collaborate across multiple skill areas and departments in areas such as HTA, automation projects, process improvements, change management and competency development to efficiently improve and advise the entire Biostatistics community which currently covers approx. 400 skilled colleagues mainly in Denmark and India, and smaller teams in US, Spain, UK, Japan and China.

Working at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is its people. We know that life is anything but linear, and balancing what is important at different stages of our career is never easy. That’s why we make room for diverse life situations, always putting people first. We value our employees for the unique skills they bring to the table, and we work continuously to bring out the best in them. Working at Novo Nordisk is working toward something bigger than ourselves, and it’s a collective effort. Novo Nordisk relies on the joint potential and collaboration of its more than 40,000 employees. Together, we go further. Together, we’re life changing.


15 July 2023 Please notice that applications will be processed as they are received.

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