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Medical Officer (f/m)
Lægemiddelstyrelsen - Danish Medicines Agency
Ambitious chief medical officers/senior medical officers to Medical Evaluation & Biostatistics at the Danish Medicines Agency
Are you a medical doctor and are you interested in medicinal products? Are you passionate about making a difference for
patients and would you like to strengthen Denmark’s impact on the pharmaceutical field in the EU? Are you looking for a job
outside the clinic or are you working in the pharmaceutical industry and would you like to try something new? Then come and
join a strong professional environment at the Danish Medicines Agency.
The Danish Medicines Agency is Denmark’s national regulatory authority for the licensing and monitoring of medicinal products,
medical devices and clinical trials. We are around 400 employees based in Copenhagen. We collaborate with our colleagues from
the other European drug regulatory authorities through the European Medicines Agency (EMA). We participate in various professional
working parties with other experts, and Denmark has a seat on all the European committees for medicinal products.
Our vision is to be a key driver in the European collaboration, secure a strong international position and contribute to making
Denmark a leading life science nation. The Danish Medicines Agency is characterised by strong professional expertise and commitment,
and you will be joining a fantastic workplace. We are busy, but we are also having a great time.
Depending on your qualifications, the position may include the following tasks:
Assessment of clinical data related to adverse reactions and safety risks as well as monitoring of adverse reactions from marketed medicinal products.
Advice for the pharmaceutical industry on the development of new medicinal products (scientific advice).
Participation in European pharmaceutical committees or groups of experts - depending on your qualifications and your areas of interest.
Answers to medicine-related questions from doctors, hospitals and citizens, the media and politicians.
Participation in the professional supervision of the division’s full-time and part-time medical officers and other academic employees.
Risk assessments in connection with short supply situations.
Contribution to information on medicinal products via summaries of product characteristics and to the regulation of medicinal products in the Danish health service.
The position may also include other tasks matching your professional experience and qualifications.
We expect that you hold specialist medical qualifications within a relevant area of specialisation and that you have some years of experience.
We are looking for the following profiles: a haematologist, an oncologist, a CNS specialist (e.g. a neurologist, a neurophysiologist or a
biologically-oriented psychiatrist), a clinical pharmacologist/internal medicine physician for pharmacovigilance/PRAC tasks as well as a
clinical pharmacologist/internal medicine physician for licensing tasks.
You may also have experience from the pharmaceutical industry.
To apply for this position, you also need to:
have scientific and professional expertise and clinical experience
have an interest in and a flair for assessing clinical research
be able to combine and balance attention to details with a pragmatic approach
have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in cross-functional teams
be motivated by working in an international environment where English is the working language, and you speak and write English proficiently
be able to stay focused, maintain control of the situation and meet deadlines.
About Medical Evaluation & Biostatistics
You will be employed in the division Medical Evaluation & Biostatistics (MED). The majority of medical officers at the Danish Medicines Agency
are working in this division. At the moment, we are 22 committed and highly qualified employees. Your colleagues include medical officers,
pharmacists, toxicologists, pharmacometrics specialists and statisticians. We are working in an interdisciplinary environment, often in
small teams. The division also employs 22 part-time specialists within a wide range of areas who provide important specialist expertise.
The division has two units: the Cancer Unit and the Internal Medicine Unit.
What we offer
You will be working at an international workplace with collaboration partners throughout Europe via the European Medicines Agency. You will
become part of a dynamic and professional environment with competent and energetic colleagues, and you will be offered supplementary and
further training within relevant areas. We offer a flexible work organisation and you can to a high degree plan your own working schedule.
You will have challenging and varied tasks and you will be using and developing your competencies within a wide range of tasks. We offer
an informal working environment characterised by dedication, humour and mutual respect.
About the employment
Registration of specialist qualifications is a requirement.
Employment as a chief medical officer will be in accordance with the framework agreement on contract employment of government executives. The position is placed in group 1 (salary scale 37).
Employment as a senior medical officer will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the
Danish Medical Association.
We welcome all qualified applicants, regardless of age, gender, religion, disability and ethnic origin.