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  • Nationality: British
  • Age: 25
  • Field of study: Science and Business Management
  • Current employer: Ttopstart
  • Current position: Business Developer


Why I started my career in the Netherlands 

I recently started my career in the Netherlands in April 2108, after graduating from my Master programme Science & Business Management at Utrecht University. I thoroughly enjoyed studying here for my bachelor and Master and so the natural step seemed to stay and work after graduation


A typical work week 

Typically, business developers are spending time connecting with researchers and companies in the fields of life sciences and keeping up to date with the latest scientific developments. At ttopstart the goal is to transform healthcare and life sciences by empowering biomedical innovators, towards true impact for patients.


Cool projects 

I’ve just recently joined the company so my knowledge is limited however ttopstart is involved with lots of cool projects to advance scientific development within life sciences. One example is the new IMI2-funded project PIONEER, where ttopstart will provide project management service to support this project. PIONEER is a promising consortium of 32 partners that sets out to improve care for prostate cancer patients by using big data.


What I like about the Dutch work mentality 

I like that people here are fully committed to both working hard but also enjoying their social life; sports, family and friends are all really important. The Dutch seem to have got the balance just right! 


My career advice to you

Don’t be afraid to apply to jobs if you do not completely have the correct qualifications. If you really think the job sounds perfect but may be missing one or two skills, get in contact with the recruiter anyway. You may be Lucky!


Want to connect?!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eleanordawson