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Bioventure is hiring: Bioscientist (m/f/d) for life science technology analysis in a permanent or freelance position

Screenshot 2022-10-13 181745Bioventure is looking for candidates with a PhD to fill an open position as a Bioscientist for life science technology analysis (permanent or freelance position). The original job advert is in German and availabe here:
Stellenausschreibung Biowissenschaftler.
For an English translation see below.

Bioscientist (m/f/d) for life science technology analysis in a permanent or freelance position

About Bioventure
Bioventure was founded in 2001 with the intention of contributing to the economic realization of the immense benefit potential inherent in life science progress. After its beginnings as a consulting company, Bioventure has been founding and managing financing companies – Bioventure Club Deals – since 2011 to enable investors to make attractive investments in carefully selected life science companies. To date, Bioventure has been entrusted with more than 55 million euros from wealthy individuals, which have been invested in six club deals. Two of these investments, in which a total of approximately 15 million euros was invested, have since been sold at company valuations of 310 million euros and 1.2 billion euros respectively. The company currently has five employees and two venture partners (freelancers involved in the success of the club deals). The company’s goal is to initially increase the investment volume to 100 million euros and the number of investments to at least ten in the next few years, and to expand the regional focus beyond the DACH region to the whole of Europe as well as North America. In addition, the launch of a fund investing in listed life science companies is planned.

Your tasks
Bioventure identifies new portfolio companies on the one hand through recommendations from its global network and through long-standing industry contacts, and on the other hand increasingly in the future through a science-oriented process, for which we are currently seeking reinforcements. In this process, we look at promising (bio)technological trends with an individually assembled panel of experts and analyze the application maturity of the underlying technologies and the critical success factors such as important patents, know-how carriers and dependencies on other technologies. Using the grid developed in this way, we identify companies worldwide that meet the criteria and analyze them in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. Finally, we contact the best ones and then try to bring about a participation with them. Your task would be to help structure and support the bioscience part of this process internally. Among other things, you would help to put together and manage the expert panel, become deeply involved in the relevant technology fields, analyze the property rights situation in cooperation with patent attorneys, and examine the technological strengths and weaknesses of the identified companies and prepare them for the further decision-making and investment process. After the investment, it would then be your task to keep an eye on the technological and scientific competitive environment of the investee company. This is a task that you would also take on within the framework of our existing investments.

Your Profile
We are looking for a personality who works in a structured and independent manner and has a high level of analytical comprehension. You should also be able to work under pressure and have a confident and engaging manner. We require an excellent degree in a life science and an excellent doctoral degree as well as good to very good English skills. Experience as a postdoc abroad would be desirable. Furthermore, you should be broadly interested in different fields and technologies within life sciences and to a lesser extent medical engineering. Last but not least, an interest in translating the latest scientific findings into practical applications as well as a general openness to commercial topics would be an advantage.

Development opportunities
Bioventure is a fast growing and ambitious company. The position offers you the opportunity to grow with your scope and responsibility, as it is intended to further expand the department in the medium term. You can start with us either as a permanent employee or initially as a freelancer.

Organizational information
The position is to be filled as soon as possible. We look forward to receiving your application as well as your questions and non-binding requests to get to know us. For further contact please contact Mr. Simon Kaltenhäuser (