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Business Finland

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 21.1.2019


Finland is one of the most innovative, best-educated countries in the world, and recently added the happiest country in the world to its list of credentials. The United States and Finland have a long history of a cooperation in the fields of science, technology, and innovation with the US being its most important trading partner is healthcare.  Furthermore, Finland boasts several medical firsts: created the wearables industry (1976), invented the panoramic dental x-ray machine, and launched the first EMR where social determinants of health sit on top of patients’ clinical information.

Business Finland serves Finnish companies in the areas of trade promotion, investment, export, tourism, and innovation with offices in over 30 countries. We are now looking for an Advisor to New York to advance Finnish exports, US market entry, co-development, and joint R&D in the healthcare space. We are offering the opportunity to work with startups, SMEs, and universities, who have new ideas and technologies, many of which are ahead of the market adoption curve. Business Finland seamlessly works with the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs creating a forward thinking, agile, fast moving, and global ecosystem.

Our offices are located in the Finnish Consulate in mid-town and we work closely with our Nordic counterparts, including the newly established Nordic Innovation House, also in mid-town. We collaborate with Team Finland representatives in Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles and New York, as well as in the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C.


  • Forming and continuing long-term networking and cooperation between US and Finnish companies, ecosystems, and partners
  • Guiding and coaching Finnish genomic, health IT, bioinformatics, and life science/biotech companies, and occasionally companies in other sectors
  • Participating in foresight and sense making activities – Sales Leads, Market Opportunities, and Future Watch services
  • Taking an active role in Finnish and joint Nordic collaborations and initiatives in healthcare and life sciences
  • Being a proactive member of the Team Finland USA network and business councils in arranging delegation visits, attending industry events, sharing industry information, and providing support to Finnish enterprises


You are a person who thinks big, gets excited and shows passion. You are persistent. Problems are opportunities for you, you thrive on challenge. You reason and communicate your views comprehensively, if necessary boldly. You are proud of your work in an expert organization, your co-workers and your employer. You are your own boss, who helps, listens to, appreciates and inspires others. For you, networking means continuous development and new, fresh perspectives. You believe in cooperation and you value people. You know when to thank them and when to give constructive feedback. You are target oriented and analytical with a consultative mindset and you possess project management skills.

You are living in the area with established networks and have experience in more than one of the of the following fields: healthcare, life sciences, genomics, bioinformatics, health IT, health technology, within the US. In addition, you have a Master’s degree and/or higher degree with 5-10 years of direct US experience in healthcare/life sciences and in tasks related to the internationalization and growth of companies, including industry/university cooperation, joint research, business development, funding, and co-development. Experience with Finnish and/or Nordic companies is a plus. You are fluent in English and Finnish skills are not required. The position requires the possibility to travel both within the US and internationally, up to 30% of working time.


With Business Finland, you will be at the centre of the Finnish and global business life. Our activities involve business and research leadership and responsible political decision-making. With Business Finland, you participate in helping Finnish companies enter global markets and making the domestic competitive environment more attractive. Our work has a great impact on the future of Finland as a whole.

The range of our combined knowledge is huge. Our community is full of experts in their own fields. In an international and multicultural work environment, you will meet colleagues from different countries and learn about different industries. Working for us, you can realise your full professional potential. Being a versatile organisation, we can offer you interesting work assignments and possibly fulfill your professional dreams.


This position reports to the Head of North America and works closely with the current Director of Healthcare.

This position is with a local, US employment contract. Please note that there is no Visa sponsorship available.

If you match the characteristics described above and have a proven record of accomplishment, you might be the person to join the US Business Finland team. Please apply including your separate CV and application in English, by February 24, 2019 (at 12 am Finnish time, UTC +2) at https://www.sympahr.net/public/pq.aspx?9178796f

For more information, please contact: Val Kratzman, val.kratzman@businessfinland.fi

As part of the recruitment process, we will conduct a security clearance on the successful candidate with his/her consent in accordance with the Security Clearance Act 726/2014 of Finland. For more information on security clearance procedure and individual’s rights, please visit https://www.supo.fi/security_clearances

Business Finland is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to hr.info@businessfinland.fi.