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Danaher Corporation Government Affairs & Policy Director, Europe in Uppsala, Sweden

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

Design and lead Cytiva’s Government Affairs Strategy to ensure that Cytiva stays alert to changes in government strategies and policies, and acts as a thought leader to help shape emerging initiatives and regulations for the benefit of the Life Sciences sector and its customers.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and implement strategies to protect and promote the Cytiva businesses through engagement with Global, National, Federal and State Government entities, including legislative, administrative and regulatory bodies.

  • Work with business leadership to ensure awareness of key issues and build policy positions on those issues.

  • Identify opportunities and threats to business and utilize the function to achieve commercial opportunity for the business.

  • Shape emerging regulations and legislation to the benefit of the Life Sciences sector and its customers.

  • Support commercial and market development opportunities identified by the businesses in which government is an instrumental decision-maker or payer.

  • Work closely with Public Affairs leaders to identify and deliver opportunities to position Cytiva as thought leaders, in the field of Life Sciences technology and innovation.

  • Lead and drive Cytiva’s Government Affairs and Policy initiatives in Europe, liaising with business and functional leaders, as well as with Danaher Corporate’s Government Affairs leaders.

  • Collaborate with Danaher’s Government Affairs Leaders across the globe to share best practices and drive consistent themes.

  • Engage and lead within key Life Sciences trade associations to ensure Cytiva leadership on key industry issues and initiatives.

Who you are


  • Bachelor’s degree in the area of business, technology, or law with a minimum 8-10 years experience in government or the government affairs field.

  • Deep understanding of the Biopharma / Pharma / Life Sciences systems.

  • Experience interacting with government officials within the Life Sciences space.

  • Demonstrated understanding of government policy development and decision-making processes, including the ability to identify and have access to key policy makers.

  • Demonstrated orientation towards business growth and experience in connecting policy and business outcomes.

  • Substantive understanding of key healthcare policy and business issues.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to advise Cytiva business leaders.

  • Proven team player with high degree of personal initiative.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Commitment to conducting the business affairs of Cytiva with the highest integrity.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute comprehensive strategies to lead and shape complex legislative or regulatory policy matters.

  • Successful experience working on government affairs and industry-related issues, ideally in senior leadership roles in both government and the private sector.

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, including proven ability to prioritize, balance, and meet conflicting demands from multiple business entities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website (https://jobs.danaher.com/global/en/cytiva) , Instagram channel (https://www.instagram.com/cytiva/) and LinkedIn page (https://www.linkedin.com/company/cytiva/) !

Cytiva is global life sciences leader with over 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to advance and accelerate therapeutics. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .