Graduate Programme for Medical Doctors – Medical Affairs

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Are you looking for the next step to kick-start your transition from being a young medical doctor to becoming a medical professional in a leading pharmaceutical company focusing on brain disorders? Then we have the Graduate Programme for you.

As part of your two-year graduate journey at Lundbeck, you will be exposed to various parts of the business 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 programme that will empower you to grow both on a professional and personal level.

Medical Affairs in Lundbeck
Medical Affairs has an extensive role across the Lundbeck value chain, from new drug concept development to the end of drug life cycle. We work closely with our colleagues from other R&D functions and the commercial functions to address patient needs within Psychiatry and Neurology.

Our key activities include (1) leading the development of the scientific communication strategy, and driving evidence generation strategies and publication plans; (2) conducting advisory meetings with medical experts, symposia at conferences, and disease and product training; (3) reviewing promotional materials and regulatory documents; and (4) supporting affiliates and other functions in Lundbeck in our joint effort to address patient needs.

The position is based at our Headquarters in Valby, Copenhagen. Medical Affairs in headquarters has more than 40 employees, and we highly value the medical and scientific expertise, patient engagement, a strategic approach and the collaboration with affiliates and other functions of the company.

Your job and the journey
The Graduate Programme will give you a good understanding of how we work in the pharmaceutical industry and experience with the different medical roles. You will get hands-on experience with many of the key medical affairs activities listed above. Some of these activities will be led by you, whereas in other activities, you will be included as a team member. In some of the projects, travelling to meetings may be required.

Initially, you will join a product team to learn about strategy and communication related to a marketed drug.
After this, there are 3 rotations planned for you to get experience with:

  • Real-world evidence generation and health economy and outcomes research – you will learn how we use databases and epidemiology to generate evidence related to disease and treatment for broad use in the company, including health economy elements.
  • Medical safety – you will learn how (1) the safety profile of a compound or a drug is being continuously monitored; (2) changes in the profile are being evaluated; (3) in case of changes the appropriate steps are being taken to mitigate the risk; and (4) the changes are communicated to all relevant stake holders (patients, doctors, regulators, company employees).
  • A function based on your main interest – once you get started, you will know better where you would like to go.

Finally, you will be in a pipeline team with focus on new drug development, where you will learn about medical environment assessment and clinical development.

At the end of the programme, we expect you to use your new knowledge and skills, and make a recommendation on digital health tool integration in one of our drug development programmes. You will be working on this overarching task in the last year of the Graduate Programme.

During the programme 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 Medical Doctor (M.D.) degree. A Ph.D. degree is not a requirement, but is considered an advantage
    2-5 years of work experience from clinical practice or research setting
  • 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 February 6th 2019 at Lundbeck’s Headquarters 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:

For further information about the programme and how to apply, please visit our website:, 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

Recruitment process
This year the recruitment process will have an additional screening process between the submission of your application and the 1st round of interviews. Once all applications have been received we will process them and you may be invited to submit a 1-minute video presentation. Based on the videos, we will invite 5-6 applicants for the 1st round of interviews.

Your application
Please click on “Søg job” to apply for the position. Your application should include a motivational letter, CV and academic certificates (or latest grade transcript if you have not graduated yet) – all in English.

Applications must be received no later than February 24th 2019. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in psychiatric and neurological disorders. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of research within neuroscience. Our key areas of focus are depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with psychiatric and neurological disorders 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 psychiatric and neurological disorders – we call this 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 programmes and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research centre is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17.2 billion in 2017 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

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