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Director for newly established Data Science department

Requistion ID:  1135

Copenhagen, N/A, DK


Director for newly established Data Science department


Are you passionate about using statistics, mathematics and machine learning to extract insights from large or complex data? Do you thrive using your extensive methodological knowledge to help others succeed and grow? If you also wish to be a leader of a team with highly skilled specialists, then you could be the new Head of Data Science at Lundbeck, we are looking for


Data Science is a newly established department within the Biometrics Division and currently employs 7 highly-skilled data scientists and statisticians, including an Industrial Postdoc.

Biometrics has the responsibility for handling and analyzing data across the drug development value chains. The primary responsibility of the Data Science department is to ensure that Lundbeck has access to the right data sources and that insights to support our Research and Development projects are being extracted from internal and external data sources. This includes analyses of biomarker data (fluid, imaging, EEG etc), data from health registries, patient data obtained via digital technology, disease progression patterns, patient segmentation, and text-mining.

Biometrics also includes the departments Digital Technologies & Data Management, Biostatistics & Statistical Programming and a Digital Agile Lab. In total, we are more than 60 people located in Copenhagen.

The position is placed in our Headquarter in Copenhagen.

Your job and key responsibilities

You will have the managerial responsibility for all employees in the department. You will ensure that your employees thrive, develop, and deliver value to our research and drug-development projects. You will be overall responsible for the scientific validity of methodologies applied and the continuous development of new methods.

We work in a regulated area and with patient data, and you must appreciate the restrictions this impose as well as the impact of analyses on major decisions in drug-development projects and budgets.

Your main stakeholders will be managers across the organization, and experts in the drug-development projects. You will be part of the global Biometrics Management team and take part in developing Biometrics to meet future needs.

Few travel days can be expected.

We offer

Lundbeck offers a great workplace that is based on a flat structure, forming a collaborative working environment based on respect and equality. We employ dedicated colleagues and encourage continuous development. In Biometrics, we strive every day to bring our expertise within data handling and analysis into play to make a real difference to patients. 


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • A MSc or PhD degree in Statistics, Mathematical Sciences or Computer Science
  • Experience with management of highly-skilled scientific staff
  • Strong methodological understanding and hands-on experience with machine-learning and advanced statistical analysis
  • Previous work experience in clinical or biomedical research (e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry, or a public or academic setting)
  • Highly motivated by continuously improving our data handling and analysis methodologies and adapting these to the challenges in our Research and Development projects
  • A strategic mind-set and good communication skills
  • Fluent in oral and written English

Further information

For further information, please contact Ingrid Sofie Harbo, VP Biometrics on insh@lundbeck.com. Your application and CV should not be sent via email.

We also recommend that you have a look at our website, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Your application


Please click on the apply button. Applications must be received no later than 9. August 2020


Lundbeck’s passion links to our purpose about restoring brain health so every person can be their best. We strive to make a real difference to patients. By developing innovative treatments, we improve the lives of people living with brain diseases. Your dedication is crucial. That is why you can expect us to be committed to your progress, so you can stay committed to ours.





Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with brain diseases and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.

Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind.
Our approximately 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales. Our pipeline consists of several late-stage development programs and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research center is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 18.1 billion in 2018 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.8 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.