Healthcare Compliance Senior Specialist

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2024

Are you passionate about Healthcare Compliance?

If so, now is your chance to join Ascendis Pharma as our new Healthcare Compliance Senior Specialist.

Ascendis Pharma is a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company with locations in Europe and the United States. We are applying our TransCon® technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives.

We are seeking an experienced Healthcare Compliance Specialist who will take on the role as Healthcare Compliance Senior Specialist and provide solution-oriented assistance to the business with the primary focus on ensuring compliant promotional and scientific exchange as well as engagements.

As a key member of the Ascendis Pharma Compliance team, you will play a crucial role in building and maintaining our Corporate Compliance Program and all that it entails. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment, collaborate with cross-functional, global teams working together to achieve extraordinary results.

You will be joining the Compliance team which in addition to Compliance and Data Privacy works with Enterprise Risk Management, Trademarks and P|ESG.

As we are a small team, it is important that you thrive in a role where no tasks are too small or too big to handle.

You will report directly to Isabell Jensen, SVP, Compliance, Risk & Corporate Responsibility, who is based in Hellerup, Denmark. You will be located in the Hellerup office as well.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Support our Healthcare Compliance work in our Direct Markets.
  • Ensure accurate legal reviews of promotional and scientific exchange to mitigate the risk of legal and economic sanctions through a risk-based, proactive approach.
  • Coordinate country-specific reviews of materials in countries where Ascendis Pharma has no local presence.
  • Develop, update and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Collaborate to create a culture of compliance.
  • Provide insight into external industry and compliance environment and recommend best practices and process improvements.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive compliance training consistent with Ascendis Pharma policies, applicable laws, and industry standards.
  • Stay updated on relevant regulatory changes and industry standards in the healthcare field.
  • Conduct Compliance monitoring.

Qualification and skills:

You hold a relevant academic degree – preferably a master’s degree in law – and have substantial Healthcare Compliance experience from an international, multi-cultural environment. Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and knowledge of healthcare laws are required.

Furthermore, we expect you:

  • Have experience with document and information management systems.
  • Are proficient within promotional and scientific exchange compliance, and the requirements and standards under relevant legislation and industry standards such as he IFPMA, EFPIA and ENLI.
  • Have worked with healthcare compliance and legal reviews for at least 5 years.

Key personal competencies:

You are a strong team player, analytical, and have a can-do attitude.

To succeed in the role, we expect you to be result-oriented, flexible, adaptable and possess an entrepreneurial mindset, and can thrive in an informal, open environment where innovation and change are key.

Travelling: 10-15 days per year.

Place of work: Ascendis Pharma headquarters in a modern and bright office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view of the harbor, the canals, and the sea.

Apply now.

If you are excited about the role and passionate about joining a dynamic company dedicated to bringing new therapies to improve patients’ lives, we encourage you to apply.

Applications will be evaluated when received, so please apply as soon as possible.

Please send your motivated application as well as your CV in English. All applications are treated confidentially.

For more details about the job or the company, please contact Isabell Jensen, SVP, Compliance, Risk & Corporate Responsibility at M: +45 2291 5030 or E:


  • You can expect an attractive remuneration package, short- and long-term incentives, pension scheme and health insurance.
  • Laptop, iPhone, paid internet and home office equipment.
  • A thorough and structured onboarding program.
  • To succeed in your job and expand in your ole, you and your manager will continuously have impact conversations about how to propel your development. If a need is identified, we find a way to help you grow.
  • Soft drinks, fresh fruit and a wide variety of snacks every day, no strings attached.
  • To ensure a balanced approach to the office, all employees have the opportunity to work from home up to two days per week.