Business Developer AI/Digitalisation @Amsterdam UMC

Business Developer AI/Digitalisation @Amsterdam UMC

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The enthusiastic driver of new collaborative public-private research on digitalization and the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in the medical domain

The UvA (Universiteit Van Amsterdam) and Amsterdam UMC would like to jointly invest in Dedicated Business Development in the field of Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation with research data in healthcare. The aim is to focus on more public-private partnerships in this area with the business community. We are currently seeking a highly motivated Business Developer (BD) AI/digitalisation to join the Innovation eXchange Amsterdam (IXA) team at Amsterdam UMC. You will be responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities coming forth from AI/digitalisation research projects in Amsterdam UMC, building relationships with key stakeholders, and fostering complex collaborative partnerships, within academia and with societal and industry partners.

The use of data in healthcare is as old as medical science itself, where observations and measurements form the basis for treatment and innovation. What is new is the explosion of health data and available analytical capabilities that are able to process this wealth of information, such as AI. These AI innovations have a huge potential to impact healthcare through improved efficiency, enabling diagnostic and treatment pathways ultimately leading to better healthcare outcomes at all levels of our organization. By making smart use of data and collaborating with external parties, we can do transformational research and experience an unprecedented transformation in the organization. Read more about our vision on data-driven care and research here: Data-driven care in Amsterdam UMC

As mentioned the position will be at IXA Amsterdam UMC, supervised by the head of IXA and in collaboration with IXA BD colleagues, while functionally managed by Amsterdam UMC’s Chief Scientific Information Officer.

What will you do?

Your main responsibilities will be:
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including academics, industry and public partners, and potential funding bodies.
  • Support the development of complex partnerships, including negotiating agreements and managing project delivery.
  • Help growing and diversifying the organization's partnerships and revenue streams.
  • Monitor market trends and developments in the field and identify opportunities for the organization to innovate.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities in the field of artificial intelligence with a focus on large scale collaborations, such as federated learning projects.
  • Help to create and implement organizational procedures to facilitate healthcare data use and artificial intelligence research and implementation


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


Required experience, skills and attitude are:
  • A master’s degree with several years of relevant working experience or a PhD in a relevant field, such as artificial intelligence or healthcare informatics.
  • Strong interest in business/impact development and a natural aptitude for identifying and pursuing new opportunities.
  • Preferably has relevant work experience in a commercial and/or business development environment in AI, at a spin-off, or IT company.
  • Preferably has knowledge of intellectual property and licensing strategies in relation to AI models, software/apps, and data
  • Can develop and market propositions for licenses and/or research collaborations
  • Good understanding of the complexities and regulatory landscape of the national and international stakeholders within the healthcare sector is a plus
  • has a service-oriented attitude and the ability to collaborate with both academic groups and companies
  • Strategic thinking and strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to develop and implement effective business development strategies.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new situations, with a growth mindset and a desire to continue developing professionally.
  • Speak and write fluent Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

You will be formally employed at the University of Amsterdam, but in practice be working within the IXA Amsterdam UMC team, the Knowledge Transfer Office of the Amsterdam UMC ( There you will be part of a team of more than 30 enthusiastic business developers and support team members and work in close collaboration with the researchers from Amsterdam UMC. Your work will also include actively seeking collaboration with UvA AI scientists. We have a hybrid work policy where, as far as work allows, you may work from home parttime. Your office workplace will be at both Amsterdam UMC locations at AMC (Meibergdreef) and VUmc (Boelelaan) in Amsterdam.

We offer employment for the period of one year with a probationary period of two months. Upon positive evaluation and good performance, this will be continued in a permanent employment. The employment is for 32-38 hours per week (0.84-1.0 fte @UvA).

This is a versatile position in an exciting, development-oriented organization. The work is classified in the “Universitair Functie Ordening” System (UFO) as Knowledge Valorisation Officer (Medewerker Kennisvalorisatie).

Your salary is, depending on relevant experience at the start of employment, €3,974 to €6,181 gross per month based on a full work week of 38 hours (scale 11/12). The UvA offers a competitive salary with 8.3% year-end bonus and 8% vacation allowance and favourable fringe benefits such as a generous number of holidays, sports facilities, a professional and innovative working environment, flexible working hours and room for professional and personal development. The CAO Dutch Universities (CAO-NU) is applicable.


Technology Transfer Office

IXA – Innovation eXchange AmsterdamOffice UvA/HvA IXA UvA-HvA (Knowledge Transfer Office) is the service center of UvA and Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) offering: valorization support (business development, external collaborations and management of funds), grant advice, legal support for valorization and research collaboration, organizing events and communication about knowledge transfer. IXA UvA-HvA has a team of more than 30 highly motivated professionals.

IXA – Innovation eXchange AmsterdamOffice Amsterdam UMC (Knowledge Transfer Office) is the service center of Amsterdam UMC offering: valorization support (business development, external collaborations and management of funds), organizing events and communication about knowledge transfer. IXA Amsterdam UMC has a team of more than 30 highly motivated professionals.

IXA is a collaboration between the KTOs (Knowledge Transfer Offices) of the University of Amsterdam, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC and the VU University Amsterdam.

University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest range of courses. An intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 staff and 3,000 PhD students. Connected by a culture of curiosity. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad. The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions.

Amsterdam UMC is the largest university medical center in the Netherlands, resulting from the merger of VUmc and AMC and is housing the faculties of Medicine of both UvA and VU. 'Creating Value for Society’ is the motto of its valorisation policy. It is Amsterdam UMC’s ambition to provide accessible, affordable and a qualitatively high standard of care to current as well as future generations. We actively seek collaboration with public and private partners, needed to develop our fundamental understanding of human wellbeing and diseases into effective and affordable health measures, leading to better diagnostics, drugs/therapies and medical devices for our patients.

Curious about our organization and attractive fringe benefits such as a generous vacation plan and development opportunities? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam here.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • 32—38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • 11768


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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