The Volunteer for International Experience programme is aimed at people up to the age of 28 from France or other countries of the European Union.


Duration: From March 2019 to March 2021

As a Business Development Associate, you’ll be responsible for actively participating in the development of Alvéole’s business in Europe (excluding the French speaking countries). For this position we are looking for a highly motivated individual with strong scientific background. You will be supervised by our Business Development Manager based in Cologne, Germany.


You are expected to:

  • Actively participate in lead generation activities by phoning and emailing to initiate new business in your region
  • Assist manager with preparation of visits
  • Follow up sales process
  • Follow up with contacts and provide necessary information
  • Define user needs, evaluate market trends and competition
  • Active involvement in communication with the R&D team and the application engineers to ensure coordination within different projects
  • Participate in client meetings by phone or face to face

Position Requirements:

  • Scientific degree, PhD degree preferred, in a relevant discipline within life sciences
  • First working experience in the life sciences industry is a plus
  • International work experience is highly valued
  • Knowledge of cell biology and microscopy techniques

Personal requirements:

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage both, complex personal tasks and team work
  • Experienced in time and project management
  • Well organized
  • Good listening skills.
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Knowledge of German is an advantage.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel (~ 50 %)


If this challenge appeals to you, and you can offer drive, commitment, and enthusiasm, please apply via the offer posted CiviWeb website.

We look forward to hearing from you.