01/09/2020
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

KTT Graphene Flagship Business Developer

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    02/11/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Castelldefels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    881603

OFFER DESCRIPTION

ICFO is a research center located in the Mediterranean Technology Park in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, and currently hosts 400+ people, including researchers, PhD students and staff personnel. Today, in its area of specialization and category, the institute is consistently ranked among the highest-quality research institutions worldwide.

ICFO’s Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) unit is proactive in establishing partnerships with industrial corporations, and in fostering spin-off creation. One of our main goals is to act as a leading ally of the optics and photonics industry.

 

Job Description

 

ICFO’s KTT unit is expanding its team through a key appointment. We are looking for a Business Developer for a combination of two halftime assignments: business developer for the Graphene and 2D materials Project Portfolio at ICFO and the Graphene Flagship, with a focus on Optoelectronics and Photonics, focusing on broadband photodetectors, sources, THz, free-space communications, plasmonic sensors, integrated photonics, optical sensing systems and imaging sensors.

 

More on Graphene Flagship assignment

 

With a budget of more than €1 billion, the Graphene Flagship is Europe's biggest ever research initiative. The core consortium consists of over 150 academic and industrial research groups in 23 countries.

Innovation work is an elemental part in succeeding in the core task of bringing graphene and related materials from laboratories to factory floor and have a real impact in European economy. We now seek business developers with the aim to accelerate the commercialization of the graphene inventions in the areas above-mentioned.

 

About the tasks

 

The Business Development activities include:

  • Perform prospective technological studies and benchmarking of the state of the art of the targeted technological sectors of interest.
  • Evaluate the commercial potential of the portfolio of inventions, discoveries and research initiatives available in such targeted areas.
  • Perform market analysis and business planning for proprietary technology with commercial potential.
  • Manage a patent portfolio through active promotion marketing and licensing inventions and technologies in the targeted areas.
  • Draft and negotiate contractual terms with industrial partners.
  • Seek for public and private funding; identify opportunities and brief management.
  • Establish relationships with potential allies, companies, other research institutions, and investors.
  • Proactively attend networking events and activities aiming at strengthen the links between ICFO and different type of companies, investors and allies in the targeted technological areas.

More Information

Benefits

We offer:

  • The opportunity to become a member of a young and internationally recognized research institution.
  • Salary according to the institutional salary scales.
  • 2-years position. The position is partially funded by the Graphene Flagship project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 881603.

ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Selection process

The formal application should be submitted online via http://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=532.

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

- Presentation letter with a declaration of interest.

- Curriculum Vitae, including full address, a contact phone number and e-mail address.

Candidates may contact jobs@icfo.eu for informal inquiries regarding the application.

For updated information about ICFO, please visit http://www.icfo.eu/

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Specific Requirements

The appointee will preferably have:

  • A Master or a PhD degree in a relevant area of Science or Engineering, with demonstrated experience in industry or in technology transfer
  • Demonstrated track record in IP management and licensing, or business development of research results.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and excellent presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to understand and appreciate the implications of contractual terms.
  • Eye for details, responsibility, “eager to learn” attitude, creativity.
  • Willingness and motivation to work hard.
  • A strong desire for personal growth, professional development and success.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the different events and activities.

Additionally, she/he will be

  • Able to perform tasks independently or as part of a team.
  • Able to meet deadlines and proactively follow up on assignments.

Fluent in English.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Spain
Castelldefels
08860
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3

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