Subsidies & Funding

We empower medical innovation

Project Management

We manage research & innovation projects

Business Strategy

We support successful commercialisation


(Experienced) Consultant Life Sciences & Health

Location: Utrecht, Netherlands


‘At ttopstart it is our mission to empower biomedical innovators. We want to enable their success in tackling the challenges associated with disruptive healthcare innovations, for the benefit of patients. As a durable partner, we take pride in ensuring that innovations are implemented faster and better, and businesses thrive.’


About the position of consultant

Are you a consultant in life sciences with several years of experience in grant writing who wants to work at the interface of science and business in a project based international environment?

You have insight in state-of-the-art technologies and how to facilitate the commercialisation process of these technologies. You are capable of, independently, managing large consortia taking into account different stakeholder perspectives. You are, just like us, dedicated to deliver high quality products and make a difference.

In this job you will, independently, develop new business plans and acquire funds to start new businesses and research projects. In collaboration with today’s leading scientists and innovative companies you will have the opportunity to co-create new concepts and ideas that will address many industrial and societal needs. With your analytical approach and proactive attitude, you will provide innovative solutions to our clients. Additionally you have a specific relevant expertise area you are passionate about. You would love to develop this expertise even further and transfer this knowledge to your colleagues.

You are a consultant with

  • 3-6 years of grant writing experience (FP7, H2020). This is a prerequisite;
  • In-depth knowledge of national and international funding schemes (e.g. H2020, KWF);
  • Affinity for commercialisation of science and innovation;
  • Preferably A PhD degree in life sciences, medtech or related;
  • Experience in collaboration and managing teams (internal and external);
  • Strong ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.;
  • The ability to extract insights and craft solutions in different situations;
  • Consulting skills such as flexibility in communication, expectation management and customer focus;
  • Skills to balance time, efficiency, effort, quality and innovation. 

ttopstart: a European science and business consulting company

Our driver is the contribution to development of innovations that can strongly advance healthcare, such as diagnostics and treatments for a wide range of diseases with unmet medical needs. Therefore we serve leading researchers and innovative companies in the fields of life sciences and medical technology. We acquire funding for cutting-edge research and development, co-create corporate strategies and conduct detailed market assessments. With a young, dedicated and enthusiastic team we work from our office in Utrecht in an open and positive working atmosphere.

What’s on offer?

  • A great variety of innovative projects in Europe;
  • A challenging and entrepreneurial working environment;
  • Training and coaching;
  • Good career opportunities;
  • A full time position;

Wish to apply?

ttopstart is part of the PNO group, If you wish to apply please send in your application via


Eva van de Kraats
+31 (0)30 7370779