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Job Opening - Innovation Officer within Health and Life Sciences

04.08.2017  06:14

Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai is looking for an energetic and bright individual to take over a full-time position as Innovation Officer within Health & Life Sciences.

The position is based in the Innovation Centre Denmark at the Royal Danish Consulate General in Shanghai. The position is available now.

This challenging and fulfilling job in an international environment offers plenty of opportunities for professional and personal development.

You will have an outstanding platform to develop Sino-Danish partnerships within research, development, commerce, entrepreneurship and innovation – working with new technologies, innovative business models and partnerships to enhance Danish – Chinese value creation and growth ultimately.

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of the Innovation Centre in Shanghai, you will join a team of excellent colleagues dedicated to commerce, research and innovation collaborations between the Danish high tech sectors and their Chinese counterparts.

You are expected to understand/quickly acquire an overview of the Danish healthcare and life science segments and networks, with support of your colleagues at the Danish missions across China and the HEALTH team leader based in Beijing.

You are expected to identify Chinese business and innovation opportunities towards Danish stronghold positions; and develop projects and activities that facilitate the Danish companies from start-ups to multinational corporations, organizations, and knowledge institutes’ growth opportunities in China.

You will be responsible for sales and execution of business consultancy services towards the Danish healthcare and life science companies on various needs, including but not limited to: technology scouting, partner identification, concept discovery & validation, business model development, innovation ecosystem introduction, meeting facilitation & arrangement.

One of the tasks of the Innovation Centres based in 7 Global innovation "hot spots" is to scout for new technologies, disruptive innovations and opportunities, and to bring insights into state-of-the-art developments back to Denmark in the form of smaller reports, analysis and workshops/conferences.

The Health & Life Sciences Innovation Officer is part of the Trade Council China Health Team and the new consultant is also expected to join projects within the broader healthcare sphere, i.e. pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotech etc., as well as contribute to Health innovation projects across Global Innovation Centres.

Desired Skills and Experience

We are looking for an open minded, positive and extrovert, flexible and enthusiastic team player, with an eye for quality and efficiency in your daily work, and with the capability to deliver tangible results.

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Preferred master degree in life science/health related academic disciplines
  • Sales and consultancy experience from an international firm, and/or research experience from an international university/research institute and/or industry experience from pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotech sectors
  • In-depth knowledge about the Chinese healthcare industries, i.e. policies, stakeholders, business models and/or innovation and Life Science entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Cross-cultural experience is a must. Experience in Europe and maybe even Denmark is a plus. Please specify in the application/Cover Letter your specific experience & engagement with Western companies/institutions/universities
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to write reports and conduct analysis in relation to innovation projects
  • Good business understanding
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin (written and verbally)
  • Self-driven, good interpersonal skills, result-oriented approach, and high drive to succeed your own and the team’s projects


 Please send written application in English with CV, references and photo as soon as possible to: Interviews will be held on a continuous basis until the right candidate has been found.

For questions and further information, please call Naja Morell Holm Hjortshøj +86 21 8025 0600.

About Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai

 Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai is and innovative unit within the Danish foreign missions in China, focusing on promoting the Sino-Danish innovation collaboration on both academia and commercial level, with the ultimate goal of creating Danish growth.

The Innovation Centre is a joint cooperation between The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, located in technological hot spots around the world. Innovation Centre Denmark is currently present in Silicon Valley, Munich, Shanghai, Seoul, Sao Paolo, New Delhi and Tel Aviv.

Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai is fully integrated within the Trade Council China, which is the government export, investment and collaboration promotion organization under Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Read more on

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