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May 26, 2024
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Novo Holdings is one of the key players in the international life science investment industry. Our portfolio spans the entire range of life science development – from early-stage research to large and mature commercial players.

We are looking for a motivated Junior Analyst to support the Venture Investments team in investment analysis and administrative tasks out of our Copenhagen office.  

Venture Investments is one of the most active venture capital investors in the life science industry globally. Currently, Venture Investments’ portfolio consists of biotech companies in both Europe and the US, ranging from preclinical start-ups to publicly traded companies.

We offer an opportunity for professional and personal development in a dynamic and ambitious work environment. The job provides an excellent opportunity to learn about venture capital, drug development, and investment analysis of life science companies through scientific, clinical, regulatory and commercial assessment.

The Job

The role as Junior Analyst provides exposure to venture capital, biotech and drug development, while allowing the successful candidate to work alongside and learn from an international team of seasoned life science investors.

The primary role of the Junior Analyst will be to support the European investment team through deal flow administration and investment due diligence. Additional activities include screening of new companies, participating in global team meetings, as well as various ad-hoc tasks. The role will provide exposure to biotech companies spanning a range of therapeutic areas and stages of development.

The Junior Analyst will be expected to be in the office 15-20 hours per week in our Copenhagen office, with flexibility provided for study and exam commitments.

Professional qualifications 

  • 3rd year Bachelor’s student or 1st year Master’s student within natural life sciences, biomedical sciences, medicine, biomedical engineering, or similar
  • Sufficient scientific literacy to read primary research literature
  • Basic understanding of drug development and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Demonstrated interest in commercial application of scientific research, biotech, entrepreneurship or venture capital
  • Strong academic results – GPA in top of the class
  • Fluent communication in English – verbal as well as written
  • Experience with Microsoft office, experience with Salesforce CRM is an advantage  

Personal characteristics

  • Excellent analytical skills with the right combination of overview and attention to details
  • Able to work structured and independently, highly motivated self-starter
  • Team player, who wants to be a part of an international environment

Working at Novo Holdings

At Novo Holdings, we aspire to a set of values that define the way we work. Our values underpin the Novo Holdings culture of high performance with high responsibility and long-term thinking.  

Our work environment is driven by purpose and values, and we strive to be recognised by our stakeholders and people as an exceptional enterprise. Our aim is to create an environment where our people can develop to their full potential.  

Application and Information

For more information, please contact Magne Stoknes via e-mail at  

Application deadline is June 5, 2024 with expected start date as soon as possible. To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and grade transcripts from high school and onward by clicking on the “Apply” button.

About Novo Holdings A/S

Novo Holdings is a world-leading life science investor, driven by the purpose of improving people’s health and the sustainability of society and the planet. Since 1999 we have been investing to promote groundbreaking solutions in healthcare and bio-sustainability. We employ more than 180 professionals from various nationalities and backgrounds, all sharing the same goal: To generate attractive long-term returns on the assets of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Our investment teams are spread across offices in San Francisco, Boston, London, Singapore, and Shanghai - our headquarters is located just north of Copenhagen in Hellerup.

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