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Innovation Officer, Health & Life Sciences, Shanghai

Position:   Innovation Officer, Health & Life Sciences
Deadline:  24 January 2021
Location:  Shanghai International Trade Center,
200336 Shanghai

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 at 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. We also offer a good work-life balance on a local contract with 20 annual leave days and a 40-hour workweek. 
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 knowledge ecosystems and their Chinese counterparts.

You are expected to understand/quickly acquire an overview of the Danish healthcare and life science sector 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 for Danish organisations, such as companies from start-ups to multinational corporations, public authorities and universities. You will develop projects and activities that underpin their 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 seven 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, digital health and biotech etc., as well as contribute to Health innovation projects across Global Innovation Centres.

Desired Skills and Experience

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.



To apply for the position, please send your CV and one-page written application (mandatory) in English explaining your motivation and qualifications for the job to 
Deadline for application: 24 January 2021.
The subject of the e-mail should read “Innovation Officer, Health & Life Sciences”. 
Interviews will be held on a continuous basis until the right candidate has been found. For questions and further information, please call Martin Rune Hoxer, Executive Director +86 158 0058 0722.

About us

Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai is an 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, Boston, Seoul, 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