Junior Business Developer Life Sciences

Amsterdam-Duivendrecht | WO | Fulltime | 28-07-2020

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.

We are expanding our sales team in our Amsterdam office and therefore looking for a:

Junior Business Developer Life Sciences

You will join a growing international team in Amsterdam bursting with energy. As our new Junior Business Developer Life Sciences, 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 (Junior) 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 Europe and far beyond. Your goal is to accelerate the development of their innovative products.

What are we looking for?
Ideally this will be your first or second sales position. Your degree in Life Sciences gives you an advantage in understanding our customers when it comes to advising them on their research and development projects. You have a passion for innovation, and you strive to help our customers to bring their products to market faster. It is an advantage if you already have a network in the Life Sciences industry, but it is a must that have some knowledge of research and development grants. Furthermore:

  • Master or PhD degree in Life Sciences, Health Sciences or Biomedical
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Goal oriented and solution-oriented thinker
We offer
  • A competitive salary with good employment conditions
  • A good bonus system
  • A personal training budget
  • A phone, laptop and a lease car
  • Loads of fun activities like Yoga, Catalyze Football team and Kick Boxing


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.
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 Junior Business Developer Life Sciences vacancy, please contact Marieke Swaneveld (Recruiter) on phone number 0203034311.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.