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Excerpted from the Denmark Career Guide

The Danish medtech cluster is among the top in Europe, specializing in R&D, design and innovation, market testing and high-tech production. 'Medicon Valley,' the region of Øresund in eastern Denmark and southern Sweden, is considered one of Europe's top biotech sites, along with Cambridge in the UK and Basel in Switzerland. Overall, there are more than 150 biotech companies in Denmark. The Danish biotech sector specializes in cancer, bioenergy, metabolic diseases, inflammatory and infectious diseases, CNS and neuroscience, and drug development.

Occupations in Demand

Medtech and biotech occupations in demand include biochemist, medical science researcher, medical specialist and pharmacist.


The average monthly salary for private-sector workers is 39,389 DKK, while it is 32,330 DKK for public sector workers.

Organizations and Trade Associations

Dansk Biotech
Danish Association of Biotechnology Industries

Dansk Biotech, the Danish Association of Biotechnology Industries, works to improve conditions for biotechnological research and production in Denmark and to further the common interests of members, nationally and internationally. It represents the biotechnological industry within drug development, industry and foods (red, white and green biotechnology), and spans all areas of research, development and production.

Dansk Biotach
Ole Maaløes Vej 3
2200 København N
Tel: +45 2889 5854
Email: office@danskbiotek.dk

Trade Unions

Danish Medical Association
http://www.laeger.dk (Danish, English)
The Danish Medical Association is a trade union in Denmark. It has a membership of nearly 25,000 and is affiliated with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, an umbrella organization for Danish trade unions. Its objectives are to unite Danish doctors in order to protect the interests of the medical profession, and to serve as the body through which the influence of the medical profession may be exercised on general social issues in the best interest of health and the health care system.

Domus Medica
Kristianiagade 12
2100 København Ø
Tel: +453544 8500
Email: dadl@dadl.dk


This publication is issued each Thursday and targeted towards doctors, pharmacists, medical sector management and politicians. DagensMedicin.dk has a list of job vacancies within the medical sector.

Dagens Medicin
Christian IX’s Gade 5, 2 Sal
Postboks 194
DK-1006 København K
Tel: +45 33324400
Fax: +45 33188666
Email: dm@dagensmedicin.dk

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Denmark Guide.

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