Experienced Business Developer Life Sciences US

Washington D.C. | University | Fulltime

Catalyze is a scale-up and one of the largest providers of funding advisory services

in the life sciences industry. We help leading researchers and companies to secure financing for ambitious R&D projects. From early-stage, pre-clinical research up to clinical-stage development. Furthermore, we provide management- and strategy consulting services.

Catalyze was launched as a spin-out of a larger group of life sciences companies, after successfully fulfilling their funding needs. Today, we still put skin in the game by offering our clients success fee based pricing models.

We value team players who take initiative, demonstrate creativity and take responsibility. We have a “can-do” culture where fun and professional development go hand in hand. Furthermore, we have a strong passion for the latest technological innovations and support a variety of life science developments including, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare solutions. Our consultants work with the best clients and projects worldwide. Since our number of US clients has grown substantially lately, we are soon opening our US Headquarters nearby Washington D.C. (in Rockville).

Will you be our first US employee? 

We are looking for an:

Experienced Business Developer- Life Sciences

You will join an international team, with 100 colleagues in Europe, that is bursting with energy in a professional and dynamic scale-up organization that offers space for independence and room to further professional development.

What are you going to do?

It is a big challenge for our clients to raise funds for their innovative projects. As a Business Developer, you will identify and qualify prospects, discuss their project ideas and funding strategy. When you have identified a strong match between grant and project, you will negotiate the contract terms and close the deal, which enables us to start working on their grant applications (and related projects). In addition, you will maintain existing customer relationships. You will work with Start-ups, SME’s, Corporates, Universities and Research Institutes in the US. At Catalyze, we want to accelerate the development of innovative projects.

What are we looking for?

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant Business Development experience
  • Excellent communication and proven commercial skills
  • Master or PhD background in Life Sciences
  • Energetic self-starter with strong persistence
  • Managerial skills
  • Enthusiastic and solution-oriented thinker
  • A passion for innovation
  • Desire to help our customers to get their products to the market faster
  • English native speaker
  • Humor and creativity

 Nice to have….

  • Experience with grants / professional consulting
  • Work experience in the Life Sciences and / or healthcare industries


Obviously, we offer:

For candidates with proven Sales Management skills and relevant network:
  • 100K USD fixed per year with up to 70% additional bonus 

For candidates with regular Senior BD profile:
  • 80K USD fixed per year with up to 50% additional bonus 

  • A personal training budget and good employment conditions
  • A phone and laptop

First job interviews are scheduled in Washington DC on the 14th and 18th of October
Are you interested in this position? Then we would like to receive your motivation with CV by submitting our Online Application Form.

For questions and more information about the Experienced Business Developer Life Sciences US vacancy, please contact Wijna Bekker (Recruiter) on phone number 020-7234452.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.