Director - Diversity In Clinical Trials

Hiring By - Biostaffic


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Posted 4 months ago
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About The Department
The Clinical, Medical and Regulatory (CMR) department at Novo Nordisk is one of the most diverse and collaborative groups within the organization. From health-care-provider interactions and developing and implementing regulatory strategies with the FDA to providing medical education and collecting data to support efficacy and new product development, CMR is involved. The one thing that keeps us all marching to the same beat is our patient-centered focus. At Novo Nordisk, you will help patients around the world. As their needs evolve, so does our challenge to find better and more innovative ways to improve their quality of life. We’re changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?
The Position
Drives the North America Clinical Operations Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy integrating diversity and health equity systematically in clinical trial planning and execution.
The Director will create an equity & inclusion experience for patients, sites, and serve as DE&I advocate for North America Clinical Development (NACD). They will actively work to understand patient barriers, advocate for inclusive trial design, collaboration with private and public sector to establish common understanding and definition of diversity and establish site selection criteria on diversity in the feasibility assessment process. They will serve as an advocate for patient and site awareness, education, knowledge, and inclusion in our clinical portfolio that is grounded in diversity and inclusion for all patients.
Reports to Executive Director Operational Excellence and Delivery. This role will partner with other internal and external stakeholders. Internally, they will partner with the Local and Global Clinical Operations, regulatory affairs, legal, communications and compliance. Externally, this role will regularly interact with patients, sites, advocates, caregivers, and community organizations.
Supervisory responsibilities including both direct and indirect reports, as well as supporting contingent workers.
Essential Functions
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the DE&I clinical trial strategy to fulfill and adapt to the needs of patients, sites, and caregivers
  • Successful delivery of DE&I focused advocacy & engagement initiatives, with holistic implementation plans for patient and site experiences in alignment with the overarching North America DE&I strategy
  • Serves as NACD DE&I SME for local and global forums, initiatives, and communications
  • Develops DE&I clinical trial partnerships & forums and works to ensure that the patient voice of underserved patient populations is embedded into the clinical development plans and materials
  • Engages with clinical sites throughout the development program to drive a diverse recruitment and retention strategy in collaboration with Clinical Operations and OED
  • Enhances data visualization via dashboard for easy access of NACD data to facilitate tracking of trends in diversity by therapeutic area over time and promote overall actions on improving diversity across North America
  • Drives training and support of NNI staff on diversity, health equity and inclusion
  • Identifies patient advocacy groups for key TAs in collaboration with NN global strategy. Develop consistent process for including diverse patient voice in the planning and execution of clinical trials
  • Champion diversity enrollment and enrichment efforts to attract broad patient populations
Physical Requirements
Up to 20% overnight travel required; May be required to work company holidays and weekends.
Development of People
Ensure that reporting personnel have individual development plans (IDP), with annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process.
Ensure that the IDP forms include completed learning and aspiration plans and are in place for all reporting personnel to enable the achievement of goals and capability to assume increased levels of responsibility.
Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree preferred and may substitute for some years of experience as deemed appropriate.
  • 12 years of progressively responsible clinical trial experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CRO and/or healthcare industry with a minimum 3 years of supervisory experience
    • Preferrable with 10 years of recent experience as an employee in clinical, medical and/or regulatory in the pharmaceutical industry and 5 years of team leadership in clinical development/trials
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. healthcare systems, including managed care organizations, integrated health systems, PBMs, Medicare, and Medicaid
  • Proficiency in ICH-GCP principles and their application to clinical trial design, planning, and conduct
  • Understanding of regulatory and compliance requirements for clinical research, ICH GCP Principles, and their application to clinical trial design, planning, and execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Experience in clinical trial diversity and inclusion plans, site relationship management, and site segmentation
  • Demonstrated abilities in:
    • Collaborating with local and global stakeholders to design and execute analyses to support decision-making and planning
    • Successful change management, including strategy development and implementation of organization-wide changes
    • Maintaining a deep understanding of industry trends and best practices to drive informed decision-making with management
    • Project management experience, including problem-solving skills, root cause analysis, and financial return on investment analysis
    • Being a motivated self-starter with a willingness to take responsibility, take ownership, and challenge the status quo intelligently.
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.
Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.
If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 13, 2024
Company Overview
Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk

Current Openings: 0

Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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