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Graduate Patient Insights

Requistion ID:  848

Copenhagen, N/A, DK


Graduate Programme, Patient Insights

Are you thinking about taking your next career step into patient focused medicines development?  Lundbeck is a leading pharmaceutical company focusing on people living with brain disorders – and we may have the Graduate Program for you.


As part of a two-year graduate journey at Lundbeck, you will be exposed to various parts of the medicines development value chain and encounter many exciting challenges across the company. The learning curve will be steep, and we expect a lot from you, but in return we offer a unique program that will empower you to grow both on a professional and personal level.


Patient Insights in Lundbeck

Patient Insights is a newly established team in Lundbeck’s R&D organisation, and part of the business unit comprising Medical Strategy & Communication, Value Evidence and Pharmacovigilance.


Our purpose is to integrate patient and caregiver perspectives in Lundbeck’s medicines development activities, while ensuring a strategic linking to our disease understanding and evidence generation strategies.


This reflects an emerging focus among all stakeholders concerned with R&D on better understanding aspects of disease and treatments that matter to patients and caregivers – both in terms of improved medicines development, treatment outcomes and decision-making.


As a team our overall responsibilities include:

  • Developing interactions with the patient and caregiver community for R&D purposes.
  • Providing expertise in methodologies that can help generate patient and caregiver perspectives, input and preferences.
  • Fostering a more patient-centric approach to benefit/risk considerations.
  • Informing clinical relevance argumentation in support of regulatory and patient access opportunities.


The position is based at our Headquarters in Valby, Copenhagen. The Patient Insights team is currently consisting of 4 colleagues dedicated to strengthening the patient and caregiver voice in R&D activities, and we work very closely with colleagues across Lundbeck’s organisation to collaboratively define and execute activities that help address patient needs in our disease areas.


Your job and the journey

The Graduate Programme will give you experience with the concept of medicines focused development as well as a good understanding of how we work in the pharmaceutical industry. You will get hands-on experience with many of the activities linked to the team deliverables mentioned above. Some activities will be led by you, some will be part of a broader team effort.


You will initially join the Patient Insights team, where you will work with activities linked to strengthening our patient focus in relation various drug development activities. This will help you gain an understanding of how we plan, collaborate, and engage with the patient and caregiver community and other external collaborators to achieve this goal. It will also provide a knowledge base for the functional rotations planned:


  • Clinical Study Management – you will learn how we plan and execute clinical trials and how patient input can be used in the planning and design of these trials. In addition, you will gain an understanding of how information technology can be used to improve the learnings gained from clinical trials and make them better reflect the reality of the patients in need for new treatments.
  • Digital Innovation & Platforms – you will build knowledge about how we explore, test and integrate digital tools and platforms, with a specific focus on supporting R&D activities.


After these rotations, you will return to the Patient Insights team and work with us to assess the readiness in the patient community to engage in clinical trials that incorporate patient-facing technologies (“virtual trials”). During the last part of the programme, we expect you to use your new knowledge and skills to make a recommendation on how we can support implementation of virtual elements into clinical trials, utilising these insights and technologies to develop medicines in an environment as close as possible to the real life of patients and caregivers.


During the program you will participate in a wide range of development activities on your own as well as with other graduates - everything designed to guide you through the programme, making sure you are on track and able to unfold your potential.



Our preferred graduate has the following qualifications:

  • A degree in life sciences or other relevant education that enables a good understanding of drug development and of the possibilities of new technologies.
  • A positive, curious, and creative mindset and willingness to visualise simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Work experience (while studying or post-degree entry level) from a setting that has relevance for patient insights.
  • Excellent English language skills.
  • You have the ambition to push yourself to achieve results.
  • You are eager to learn, contribute and apply knowledge.
  • You build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • You actively seek new ways to grow and to be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

Further information
Join our Open House event on January 28th 2020 at Lundbeck’s Headquarter in Valby. Here you will get a chance to interact with Managers from the relevant areas and hear more about the graduate positions. 

Read more and sign up for the event on our website: https://lundbeck.com/global/career/graduate-program/graduate-open-house.


For further information about the programme and how to apply, please visit our website: http://www.lundbeck.com/global/career/graduate-programme, and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

If you could not find the answer to your question on our website, do not hesitate to send an email to graduate@lundbeck.com.


Your application

Please click on “Apply now” to apply for the position. Applications must be received no later than February 9th, 2020. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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.