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Job opening Washington D.C.

Senior Health & Life Sciences Advisor in Washington D.C.

Deadline for application: May 20th, 2024

Do you want to pursue an international career? Are you interested in working with public affairs, diplomacy and consultancy? Do you want to assist Danish companies in making a difference in addressing healthcare opportunities and challenges in the world's largest economy? Then you might be our new Senior Commercial Advisor in the Health & Life Sciences team in North America. As a Senior Commercial Advisor, you will be an integrated part of our North American Health & Life Science Advisory team (reporting to the regional life science team coordinator based in Boston). You will be responsible for coordinating and leading strategic initiatives within public affairs including identifying, maturing and executing project opportunities for Danish companies.


Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Specializing in the U.S. healthcare and life science sector with a specific focus on public affairs and pharma.
  • Coordinating and managing GPA related initiatives and secure business development processes across North America (US and Canada).
  • Mapping and managing key stakeholders in the U.S.
  • Organize and execute events, workshops, and delegations to and from Denmark in close collaboration with the posted health sector expert at the embassy in Washington DC as well as the rest of the Health & Life Sciences team.
  • Organize and execute events, workshops, and delegations to and from Denmark in close collaboration with the posted health sector expert at the embassy in Washington DC as well as the rest of the Health & Life Sciences team.
  • Research, develop, and present North American public affairs plans, market entry strategies, business development strategies, and market intelligence to Danish companies and institutions.


  • Expand our local network in Washington and engage in collaborative discussions with hospitals and academic institutions, health authorities, associations, consultants, and key opinion leaders.
  • Work as a link between U.S. customers and stakeholders, and Danish partners.
  • Help execute project and collaboration opportunities.
  • Creating ambitious meeting programs and providing support to high-level programs for delegations, ministerial visits and summits throughout the year – both in the United States, Canada and in Denmark
  •  Provide support and input during Danish ministerial visits to North America.


Required qualifications

  • Experience in the US healthcare and life science sector is a requirement.
  • The ideal candidate has strong analytical skills while possessing curiosity and creativity to build deep knowledge in healthcare solutions and develop strong local networks across public and private stakeholders.
  • You have relevant education – preferably with relevant work experience (5-10 years) in public affairs, consulting, business and project development, sales, etc.
  • You are ambitious, efficient, outgoing, and able to handle multiple tasks and work under time pressure.
  • You have a high sense of responsibility and the ability to work independently as well as in teams.
  • You have an excellent command of English (written and spoken).
  • You have an analytical mind-set.
  • Management skills would be an advantage


We offer

  • An exciting, inter-cultural and dynamic work environment with a wide range of diverse tasks. Great opportunities for further development of your professional and personal competences.
  • A large degree of flexibility in planning your day-to-day work
  • Some travelling – both across North America and Denmark.


Employment conditions

You will be a part of the local Trade department as well as our North American Health & Life Sciences team that is lead out of our Boston.

  • We offer full-time employment for two years on a local contract with the possibility of extension
  • The advisor will have activity and value targets that should be achieved through direct contracts with Danish Health and Life Sciences companies that needs support in the US market.
  • Your standard working hours will be 37 hours per week, with a large degree of flexibility in organizing your daily working hours.
  • You will be entitled to 25 days of paid vacation per year.
  • Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience, and proven work-related results.
  • You will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.
  • Benefits and other conditions are based on the Local Staff Handbook.


Application and recruitment process

To apply for the position, please send us your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations, and 2-3 references) in English to [email protected] marked "Senior Health & Life

Sciences Advisor" no later than May 20th, 2024.


The Danish Missions in North America embraces equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age, or disability. We will invite

selected candidates for an interview. Starting date will be as soon as possible.


The chosen candidate must be able to present a "No Criminal Record" and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.



For any questions regarding the position, please contact Jeppe Fredslund at [email protected].


About us (

The Danish Foreign Service is a globally operating organization comprising the Ministry in Copenhagen and a global network abroad of Embassies, Consulates and Trade Commissions. The network of diplomatic missions abroad is the hallmark of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also provides the basis for enabling the Ministry to safeguard and promote Denmark’s international interests in the most optimal way.


The Embassy of Denmark is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy covers the United States of America. The Embassy is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 55

employees, 17 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries in Copenhagen.