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Health & Life Science Innovation Advisor

FULL TIME$7,000 - 8,000 / month
2 Year

The job offer for the Health & Life Science Innovation Advisor position was made available on December 21, 2023, and it will expire on March 20, 2024. Is full time work something that you've considered before? Work experience in the same field for a minimum of 24 months is a crucial prerequisite for this job. Your salary, if you are selected for this job, will be $7,000 - 8,000 / month. This vacancy is in Boston, but it is possible for the company to accept applicants from outside the area who meet the specified qualifications.

Position: Life Science & Healthcare Innovation Advisor
Type of employment: Full time 2 years' employment with possibility of extension
Starting date: March 1st, 2024
Location: 50 Milk Street, 18th floor, 02109 Boston, MA, USA
Deadline for application: 31 January, 2024

Join our Team in Boston!Innovation Centre Denmark in Boston (ICDK Boston) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, purpose driven, and ambitious Life Science & Healthcare Innovation Advisor to join our team. ICDK Boston is part of seven Innovation Centres globally. We are a partnership between the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Our mission is to bridge research institutions, start-ups, SMEs and corporates as well as capital between Denmark, Boston, and the US East Coast. We aim to accelerate the entry of Danish life science, health innovation and digital solutions into the US, scouting and facilitate knowledge sharing, networks and research cooperation. ICDK Boston is well positioned as a government entity to catalyse these ambitions and is now expanding our team with a Life Science & Healthcare Innovation Advisor to support and advance our initiatives.

Boston is a prolific life science ecosystem with some of the most advanced hospitals in the world, high-ranked universities like Harvard and MIT, the most successful life science companies being present here, and a plethora of life science start-ups having sprung up and matured in this environment. Boston’s pioneering position in the life science sphere is reflected in the record pace of venture capital flowed into Boston’s biotech start-ups, ending the year 2020 at $7.6 billion, a 61% year-over-year increase.

We are looking for a person that thrives in the intersection between the commercial and bio-innovative spheres that has a keen interest and experience within one and preferably several of the following areas: life sciences, health innovation, digitalization, hospitals, pharma, and bio-entrepreneurship. The success of the advisor will be measured by the contribution to enhance Danish-US partnerships . Typical partners are within the Danish life science industry and include corporates, start-ups, SMEs, hospitals, universities as well as institutional investors. The advisor will focus on exploring innovation opportunities, creating partnerships, and strategic positioning of Danish solutions and companies in the Boston ecosystem and the East Coast. A central role will likewise be to nurture the DK-US knowledge bridge through extraction of knowledge and fostering of knowledge sharing.

The advisor will be a part of the team in Boston and work with the other six Innovation Centres globally, with specifically close collaborative ties to the innovation centres in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv. The advisor will also be a part of a larger matrix structure, collaborating with colleagues across North America in Washington D.C., New York, Toronto, Ottawa, Houston, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Higher Education and Science respectively in Copenhagen.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Working with all relevant stakeholders and bridging the Danish and US life science eco systems
  • Executing the initiatives and objectives of ICDK Boston’s current strategy and the Danish national life-science strategy.
  • Lead-generating and outreach to Danish companies operating within the life science industry and affiliated sectors
  • Business development, innovation and internationalization strategies
  • Building relevant networks and strategic partnerships and platforms to support Danish companies
  • Scoping and executing high-level events, academies, and workshops
  • Mapping of US stakeholders, creating ambitious meeting programs and providing logistical support to high-level participants
  • Consulting Danish Corporates, SMEs and start-ups on US opportunities through billable projects
  • Execute high-level virtual events, workshopsand delegation visits

Required qualifications

  • A graduate degree in natural sciences, business administration or other relevant degrees preferably within a life science field
  • Life science experience either from work or education
  • Purpose driven
  • Able to identify business & innovation opportunities and trends within life science and health innovation
  • Results oriented, proactive, and efficient at promoting and executing projects
  • Able to work well independently and in teams
  • Experienced in strategic business planning and project management
  • Strong understanding of the interlinkages between innovation and business
  • Socially acute and able to liaise with stakeholders in the USA
  • Fluent in English (writing and speaking).

Desired qualifications

  • Intrinsically motivated with professional curiosity
  • Having an exciting network within the life sciences either in Denmark or US
  • Organized and attentive to details
  • Capable of managing multiple activities in parallel
  • Creative and proactive in your approach to problems with a solution-oriented mind set
  • Positive and able to work under pressure to meet target and deadline deliverables

Employment conditions

· You will be hired on local terms as “Innovation Advisor” at the Innovation Centre Denmark in Boston with reporting line to the Head of Innovation Centre Denmark in Boston who is also the Head of the Health and Life Science Export Team in the USA.

· Starting date as soon as possible.

· You will be offered a 2-year, full-time local contract with possibility of extension

· Your salary will reflect your qualifications, work experience and proven work-related results.

· Your contract is regulated according to the “Local Staff Rules” of the Danish representations in North America.

· Your work week will be an average of 37 hours, but without an upper working hours limit. This implies that you must work more than 37 hours a week if your work so requires without receiving compensation for overtime. You do however have a large degree of flexibility in organizing your own daily working hours

· You will be entitled to 5 weeks (25 working days) of paid vacation days per year

· Other benefits: Group healthcare benefits, pension scheme and potential for year-end bonus. If appropriate, the ICDK Boston will handle personal VISA, and work permits

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· Travel days should be expected and may vary depending on projects and the covid-19 situation

Application Process and Questions

To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, and references) in a single PDF file in English to [email protected] marked ‘Application for Health & Life Science Innovation Advisor’ by January 15 2024. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews.

ICDK Boston attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age, or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place January 15th – 19th 2024.

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record”.

About us

The Innovation Centre in Boston consists of a dynamic and result-oriented team focused on building bridges between research institutions and companies in Denmark and Boston area; accelerating the entry of Danish companies into Greater Boston Area; and facilitating research cooperation, and supporting Danish companies in accessing cutting edge of new science and technologies.

For more information about Innovation Centre Denmark in Boston at

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Ana Luiza Hyppolite [email protected]

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $7,000.00 - $8,000.00 per month


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Compensation package:

  • Yearly bonus

Experience level:

  • 2 years

Ability to Relocate:

  • Boston, MA: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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