Business Developer Life Sciences - Switzerland (Basel)

Basel | WO | Fulltime | 28-07-2020

For our Switzerland office in Basel we are looking for a:

Business Developer Life Sciences


You will join a growing international team in Basel bursting with energy. As our second Swiss Business Developer you can make a difference in our professional and dynamic scale-up organization who offers room for independence and 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, 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, visit conferences and attend client events. You will work with universities, companies and research institutes in Switzerland. Your goal is to accelerate the development of their innovative products.

What are we looking for?
You are an enthusiastic business developer with 2-4 years of experience who is a resident of Switzerland and you live at a reasonable travel distance from Basel or you are willing to relocate to Basel. You have a passion for innovation, and you strive to help our customers to bring their products to market faster. And:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a sales position within the Life Sciences industry
  • Master or PhD degree in Life Sciences
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Energetic self-starter with strong persistence
  • Goal oriented and solution-oriented thinker
  • Excellent language skills in English (written and spoken)
  • Fast learner, with some humor and creativity

Nice to have
  • Knowledge of grant applications and various funding opportunities
  • Work experience in the Life Sciences and/or healthcare industries
  • Experience in contract negotiations and closing deals

We offer you
  • A competitive salary with good employment conditions
  • A good bonus system
  • A personal training budget
  • A phone and laptop
  • An office in the city centre of Basel

About us
Catalyze is the international market leader in obtaining funding for biomedical and healthcare-related innovations. We help leading researchers and companies secure financing for ambitious R&D projects, from early-stage, pre-clinical research up to clinical-stage development.

At Catalyze, we are distinguished by the motto, "by intrapreneurs for entrepreneurs" and value team players who are not afraid to show initiative, creativity and responsibility. We have a “can-do” culture where fun and professional development go hand in hand.

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.
How to apply for this career opportunity?
We appreciate hearing from all qualified candidates by submitting your application by using our Online Application Form. For questions and more information about the Business Developer Life Sciences - Switzerland (Basel) vacancy, please contact Marieke Swaneveld (Recruiter) on phone number 0203034311.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.