Senior Consultant Life Sciences and Health

Utrecht | WO | Fulltime | 05-10-2020



At Catalyze we strive to positively impact human health. Many academic researchers and biotech companies are developing potentially promising solutions to address major challenges in global health care. And many of them are struggling hard to find the resources to get their idea to maturity and into a marketable product or service.

Catalyze is an international consultancy company specialized in drug development, biotech, medical devices and health care-related innovations. We assist innovative companies and leading researchers in securing funding for ambitious R&D projects, from pre-clinical research up to clinical stage development and market entry. For the Life Sciences and Health sector we are looking for a: 

Senior Consultant in Life Sciences and Health 

Are you passionate about being a part of a young and professional team that collaborates with our clients to make a positive difference in human health? As a senior consultant, you take the lead in project concept design and business case development, in finding and contracting suitable collaborators and in efficient application process management to obtain high quality funding propositions strategized to be successful.

Why You?
  • You want to contribute to solving today’s and future challenges in Life Sciences and Health to create a better world for all
  • You have insight in state-of-the art biotech & health care and in commercial needs within the field
  • You are proactive and independent
  • You are a team player and easily connect to others
  • You have good analytical skills and you want to deliver high quality

As life science consultants we work in teams of highly talented, studious people with different backgrounds. Our clients include world-leading experts and great entrepreneurial minds. This creates a highly inspiring environment that fosters continuous growth. With our keen understanding of the funding landscape we put our clients in the best possible position to attract funding, empowering them to change the world for the better.Erik van Tilborg, senior consultant

Why Catalyze?

As a senior consultant you will be involved in:

  • Leading and preparing high quality funding applications with our clients in the Life Sciences & Health sector
  • Acting as collaborative partner for international public-private partnership consortia
  • Independently acquiring project partners and negotiating commercial conditions.
  • Managing the application process in collaboration with Catalyze clients and colleagues
  • Helping build a team and give quidance to (junior) consultants
  • Taking a lead in knowledge sharing and in attracting new business
Other Qualifications
  • Relevant work experience in Life Sciences & Health sector for at least 5 years with relevant MSc or PhD
  • Experience in grant writing for public-private partnerships and larger consortia (such as Horizon 2020, EIC Accelerator, Eurostars) and understanding of the R&D grant landscape
  • Experience in commercial setting with client management, preferably in consultant role
  • Strong communication and project coordination skills
  • Experience in negotiating is a strong advantage
  • People management skill; small group management is an advantage.


About Catalyze
Catalyze is driven by the motto "for entrepreneurs by intrapreneurs" and values a commercial and collaborative mindset. This means that we regard our clients as co-development partners and that we approach the stakeholders in our projects with positivity and transparency. We are dedicated, supportive and service-oriented. We foster an open culture and a can-do mentality, and we think in opportunities and challenges. Catalyze values team players that show initiative, creativity, and ownership.

Our offer
  • A professional and dynamic working environment that values independence, entrepreneurship, and self-development
  • A growing, ambitious, and diverse team
  • A leading position in a fast-growing international professional services company
  • A competitive salary with excellent secondary conditions including an annual cash bonus
  • Active support for training and career 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 Senior Consultant Life Sciences and Health vacancy, please contact Wijna Bekker (International Recruiter) on phone number 020-7234452.

Acquisition for this vacancy is not appreciated.