The National Center of Competence in Research NCCR Catalysis (www.nccr-catalysis.ch) aims to revolutionize catalysis research in Switzerland, developing skills, tools, and technologies that facilitate the transition towards a carbon neutral chemical industry. This challenging goal requires a cross‐disciplinary approach, combining catalysis, chemistry, materials science, chemical and process engineering, and computer science with translational approaches in research, education, and society. Jointly led by ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne, the network currently comprises seven universities and one research institute in Switzerland, and is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
To build a strong cooperation with industry and to support internal projects with high innovation and commercialization potential, we are searching for a Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Officer to join our Project Office.
You will play a central role in developing the knowledge and technology transfer activities of NCCR Catalysis. You will lead efforts towards establishing collaborations with industrial partners as well as creating spin-offs within the broad domain of sustainable chemical processes. Your main duties will be:
We offer a dynamic environment in a multilingual team, flexible working conditions, and good social benefits in line with the standards of ETH Zurich. The start date will be May 1 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.
You have a scientific background in chemistry or chemical engineering with a good knowledge of the chemical industry. Along with a strong interest in innovation and technology, you should ideally have experience in KTT or entrepreneurship, be familiar with different models of innovation and business development, and have knowledge of how to transfer research into relevant applications and industries. Experience in intellectual property rights, setup of research spin-off businesses, and negotiation of contracts with industry are also highly valued.
As a proactive individual with a creative and critical mindset and good organizational skills you are confident in leading the activities described above. A good command of English and German is essential.
We look forward to receiving your online application with your CV and motivation letter. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Marie Francine Lagadec, email@example.com (no applications).
|Title||Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) Officer|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Published||March 1, 2021|
|Job types||Research assistant,   Other  |
|Fields||Chemical Engineering,   Catalysis  |