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Life Science in Denmark

How to find a job in Life Science in Denmark

We are very happy to welcome you to what might be your starting point for finding a new job in Life Science in Denmark. Have a look at our job portal for vacancies within Life Science.

Meet Alistair Edwards

Alistair is a specialist in mass spectrometry and works as a scientist in pharmaceutical development. He made the move to Denmark back in 2011. Have a look at his story about working in Denmark and his experience with one of the best work/life balances in the world.

For more information on working and living in Denmark, please have a look at this link.

Denmark is the place to be

Denmark is at the forefront of Life Science in Europe because of our very open Danish clinical trial ecosystem, which makes it swift and easy to complete clinical trials with human participants. This is possible through a combination of a highly developed network and a strong public-private collaboration between the Danish regions, hospitals and companies.

In Denmark, the Life Science industry accounts for more than 50.000 jobs and approximately 22% of the Danish product export. Furthermore, the Danish Government has just released a new, ambitious strategy for the Life Science area, making it paramount to gather the best people from around the world in Denmark.

The Life Science strategy consists of 38 concrete initiatives across the 7 following areas:

  1. Improving the framework for R&D
  2. Improving the use of health data
  3. Denmark as a showcase for life science 
  4. Educational skills development
  5. Focus on internationalization and cooperation between authorities
  6. Enhance sustainable growth
  7. Strengthen knowledge-sharing and partnerships

With great and pioneering companies in Denmark like Novozymes, Novo Nordisk, Coloplast, Dupont, Lundbeck, Chr. Hansen and many more, there is always a demand for highly skilled life science-experts in Denmark. 
Not all vacancies are posted, so sending an unsolicited application to companies you are interested in can be a good strategy, if you think you are a good match. However, it is a good idea to do some research first on the company’s recruitment policy. Not all companies accept unsolicited applications. On some websites, you may find job agent tools, a CV-bank or standardised job search forms?.

To get tips on how to write an unsolicited application, a CV and/or a cover letter, please go to our job search video tutorials

Life Science clusters and associations

In Denmark, there are many different life science clusters and associations. It might be a good idea to check these out as well, as they can provide you with more information on the Danish Life Science industry. 
Have a look at these links:
Medicon Valley
Danish Life Science Cluster
The Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry
Healthcare Denmark

Reach out and good luck

If the Danish Life Science sector has caught your interest and sounds like the place for your next career move, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, if you have questions or want to know more about living and working in Denmark. 
You can contact us at +45 7222 3300 or