Student Assistant for the Corporate IT team at the Novo Nordisk Foundation

Are you a tech-savvy student looking for a job to kick-start your career? The Novo Nordisk Foundation is looking for a student assistant to join the Corporate IT team.

Corporate IT is responsible for providing IT services and IT solutions to the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Novo Holdings and its subsidiaries. The Corporate IT function is covering a wide range of IT domains, such as the IT infrastructure, the corporate IT applications, AI-/automation technologies, cyber security and IT service and support to more than 500 colleagues globally.

As a student assistant, you will be part of a team of 10 IT professionals who work closely together to deliver best-in-class IT services every day. This is done in close collaboration with our outsourcing partner, multiple technology vendors, and stakeholders across the organisations. You will have the opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues with different professional backgrounds and gain hands-on experience with various IT projects and tasks. Further, you will become part of a network of student assistants with more than 50 students across the foundation and Novo Holdings.

The Job
You will be referring to and align priorities with our Senior IT project Lead. However, on a day-to day basis you will be working with the entire team and support the team with various administrative and operational tasks, such as:

  • Maintenance of the online meeting platforms (Teams, Webex, Zoom) including the physical meeting rooms at our headquarter
  • Support adoption of corporate IT systems and applications, such as SharePoint, M365, Copilot,Teams, Webex, Zoom and DocuSign. This might include conducting training sessions or 1-1 training
  • Maintenance of the corporate intranet and document management system, SharePoint
  • Participate in various IT projects and initiatives that includes tasks such as minor analysis, design and execution of surveys, outlining minor business cases, draft presentations and/or end user communication, conducting documentation etc.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement and optimization of the IT services
  • Collaborate closely with external IT partners and vendors, who support different aspects out the IT operations

The working hours will be approximately 20 hours a week with flexibility in relation to your studies.

Professional Qualifications

We are looking for a candidate with some of these qualities:

  • At the second or third year of your bachelor or within the first year of your master at an IT University or a Business School. You are probably studying IT and Information in organisations, Communication and IT, Computer science, Digital Innovation and Management, Digital design and Interactive Technologies, or the like, that provides you with a background for understanding the basics of IT and the close connection to business processes and the people using IT
  • Interest in working in the intersection between IT systems and people using the technology
  • Interest in building end user adoption i.e. training colleagues across the organisations in the usage of IT systems 1-1 or in a class room and/or online setting
  • A good understanding of IT domains, concepts, principles and methodologies
  • Preferable experience with or interest in working with SharePoint, Teams, and M365
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and you can work independently and in a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to interact with different levels of stakeholders, vendors and colleagues
  • Proficiency in English and Danish, both written and spoken

Personal Qualifications 

What we are looking for in our new team member:

  • Proactive, interested in feedback and take initiative to learn and improve
  • Highly self-motivated and can work independently but not afraid to ask for help/feedback
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and demands
  • Reliable and responsible, and you deliver high-quality work
  • Curious and open-minded, and you embrace new challenges and opportunities
  • You are respectful, has an extrovert attitude and a collaborative mind-set

Working at the Novo Nordisk Foundation
We offer a committed and professional workplace in which we emphasize ensuring that our colleagues thrive, are challenged and have opportunities to develop their potential. A career at the Novo Nordisk Foundation gives you the opportunity to work:

  • on important projects that benefit society;
  • with key actors within research and development in Denmark;
  • and as part of a dedicated team that is passionate about creating value for society.

Application and Information
For further information, please contact Marietta Bak Hansen, Senior IT project Lead,

We encourage you to send your application as soon as possible and no later than August 1st, 2024. Expected starting date is September 1st, 2024.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, grade transcript (current studies and BSc) and other relevant documents by clicking here.

About the Novo Nordisk Foundation
The Novo Nordisk Foundation dates back to 1922, and is an independent Danish foundation with corporate interests. Our vision is to contribute significantly to research and development that improves the lives of people and the sustainability of society.

In the period 2018-2022, the Novo Nordisk Foundation has awarded DKK 30.6 billion through more than 3,150 grants. Of these, 44% (DKK 13.4 billion) were awarded for physiological, endocrinological, metabolic and other medical research, 5% (DKK 1.5 billion) have been awarded for research hospital activities within diabetes and 51% (DKK 15.6 billion), were awarded for other scientific, humanitarian and social purposes, respectively. The Foundation gets its income from ownership in the Novo Group companies and more than 160 other life science companies.

In the coming years, the Foundation will further broaden its scope and increase its grants for scientific, humanitarian and social purposes. As a consequence, we are a growing organization, which means new job openings and exciting opportunities for employees to be a part of forming the future of the Foundation.