🔍 Your role
As the Head of Scientific Development & Startup Founder, you will be responsible for shaping and executing the scientific strategy of a startup, focusing on biomanufacturing and its impact on planetary health. Your role will involve:
Leading Research & Development: Take charge of research activities, from experimental design to data analysis and result interpretation.
Fostering Innovation & Collaboration: Create a culture of scientific excellence, innovation, and collaboration within your team, as well as inspire and motivate others to join your mission.
Building Strategic alliances: Collaborate with external partners, academic institutions, and industry experts to leverage resources, access funding, and forge strategic alliances for mutual growth.
Ensuring Compliance & Ethical Considerations: Uphold regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection, and ethical considerations in all scientific research and development endeavors.
Securing Funding & Refine the Business Plan: Work closely with the venture creation studio to secure funding, refine the business plan, and pitch your startup to potential investors.
If the following statements resonate with you, then you're well on your way to becoming one of the VCS’ new co-founders:
You possess a strong bio-business or biotech background (M.Sc., Ph.D., or PostDoc level in biology, chemical engineering, biotechnology, business administration, entrepreneurship or a related field).
You're a driven individual, capable of inspiring and motivating not only yourself but also others to join your mission.
Setting high goals comes naturally to you, and you have a track record of consistently achieving and surpassing them.
You are persistent and overcome any hurdles that come your way.
You are legally allowed to work in Denmark (Danish, EU citizen or work permit).
You have a burning desire to bring your innovative ideas to life and use your research and/or business capabilities to solve real life problems.
While prior experience with entrepreneurship is not mandatory, having it would be seen as a valuable asset that can further enhance your journey.
Note! You do not need a startup idea to apply, but if you have one and people tell you it’s crazy, bring it on!
Kick-off weekend (30/09 - 1/10, 2023): Successful applicants will be invited to the Kick-off weekend in Copenhagen (exact location will be disclosed later), where they will find their cofounders, refine their idea and pitch!
October (1/10 - 30/10, 2023): Startups work on their business plan and strategy, to strengthen their pitch.
November - … : Pitch selected by our investor committee receives EUR 100.000 and receives support from us for at least 8 months!
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity! The application deadline is August 25th, 2023. Visit our website to learn more.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
We want to take you from good to great.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.