Senior Specialist, Communication, community-building & relationships

Salary Competitive

Do you have a strong profile in stakeholder engagement? Do you have an interest in working with early-stage life science start-ups and enjoy being part of an entrepreneurial organization?

If so, we have the perfect job opportunity for you. BioInnovation Institute (BII) is looking for a new colleague who will take responsibility for BII’s stakeholder-oriented community-building activities.

The role

In your new role as BII’s new senior specialist in the communications department, you will use your broad communications skill set and understanding of storytelling to create high-impact internal and external life science communications to inspire entrepreneurial researchers and build the BII brand nationally and internationally. You will have a key responsibility in BII’s event management activities and sponsorships agreements. Over time you will also get the opportunity to play a key role in driving the communications efforts centred around new strategic BII life-science innovation initiatives. BII is an independent commercial foundation with a not-for-profit objective. We have established a collaborative workspace in Copenhagen to bring together entrepreneurial researchers and company creators from different disciplines. BII workspace currently hosts more than 50 life science start-ups and company creation projects. Being founded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, we still maintain close ties to both the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Novo Holdings. 

The Job  

In close collaboration with your colleagues in the communications team, you will work with a wide variety of communication channels and methods in your work with initiating, developing and supporting the strategic and operational aspects of BII’s communication and stakeholder relations and brand activities focussed on new strategic initiatives.

You will:

  • Drive internal community-building activities that strengthen BII’s entrepreneurial culture.

  • Develop and execute activities as an integral part of the BII communication team.

  • Raise awareness of BII’s mission and activities among internal and external stakeholders.

  • Support the BII team in building communications activities centred around new strategic initiatives.

  • Have hands-on responsibility for driving event management and sponsorship activities.

  • Develop and maintain the BII communications channels.

  • Work together with a wide array of specialized communications agencies.

Your profile

We are looking for a team member with strategic and operational experience within communications and stakeholder relations and with a strong focus on what it takes to build a strong brand rooted in the life science start-up community. We imagine that you hold a degree in journalism or have a Master’s degree in organizational communication or political communication, e.g., Cand.merc.(kom,), Cand.comm., or similar. You have demonstrated experience within communication and preferably including experience with public relations, public affairs, a communication department in the life science industry or from a communication- or PR agency. As an individual, you thrive in a job with the complexity of taking on responsibility by yourself and at the same time being a part of a team.

Your qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years experience with communication, storytelling, public relations and / public affairs.

  • Experience with internal communications and event management.

  • Proficiency in Danish and English at a professional level, both written and spoken.

  • Passion for developing the scientific and entrepreneurial environment in Denmark.

  • Empathic with interpersonal skills that enable you to build strong relations.

  • Open-minded, dynamic and collaborative mindset.

  • You are a strong and passionate team player and communicator.

Working at BII

We offer a committed and professional workplace in which we emphasize ensuring that our colleagues thrive, are challenged and have opportunities to develop their potential. A career at BII gives you the opportunity to work:

  • on building the largest innovation and incubation initiative within the Life Sciences in Denmark;  

  • with key actors within research and development; and 

  • as part of a dedicated team that is passionate about creating value for society.

BioInnovation Institute provides you with an opportunity to become part of a vibrant and professional workplace with a chance to bring ideas to life and science to market for the benefit for society and human welfare. 

Application and Information

For more information, please contact Casper Linnemann, Communication Manager on email or phone: +45 4172 7994. We encourage you to send your application as soon as possible and no later than 31/08/2022. To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and university transcripts by clicking on the “Apply now” button.

About the BioInnovation Institute Foundation

The BioInnovation Institute foundation (BII) is an international commercial foundation with a nonprofit objective supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. BII operates an incubator to accelerate world-class life science innovation that drives the development of new solutions by early life science start-ups for the benefit of people and society.

BII, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, offers start-ups and early-stage projects within health tech, therapeutics and bioindustrials state-of-the-art labs, vibrant office facilities, business development, start-up business incubation, access to high-level mentoring and international networks, plus unique funding opportunities of up to 1.3 million euro per start-up and 2.4 million euro per project.

Since the inauguration of BII in November 2018, BII has awarded 35 million euros to 68 high-growth start-up companies. Read more on

For more information or questions please contact us at or phone number 41727994

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

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Working at
BioInnovation Institute

The BioInnovation Institute Foundation (BII) is an international commercial foundation with a non-profit objective supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. BII operates an incubator to accelerate world-class life science innovation. Our vision is to support world-class life science innovation that drives development of new solutions by early life science start-ups for the benefit of people and society. With continued positive development, The Novo Nordisk Foundation can provide up to EUR 470 (3,5 mia. DKK) to BII over 10 years.

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