Business Development for Circular Economy

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20 Dec 2017

LEITAT TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER has the mission to promote R&D&I within different industries and to contribute to social development, as well as the encouragement of the innovation culture and the improvement of competitiveness.

Now we are hiring a candidate for a position in Business Development for circular Economy

LEITAT Technological Center one of the leading research organization based in Barcelona active in research and technological activities in more than 14+ technologies and has a large portfolio of funded research projects. The position will be based in the International Projects Department in a multidisciplinary team, writing and managing top quality proposals with the main responsibility of successfully securing research and innovation funding principally from European Commission's funding programmes, mainly H2020.

Primary functions:

  • Writing high quality proposals to secure research and innovation funding
  • Working closely with LEITAT's internal research groups to understand their competencies and proposing relevant topics of interest to develop fundable proposal concepts in collaboration with them.
  • Consultation about non technical aspects of proposals to research staff
  • Help in writing proposals specifically in defining innovation potential, impact, exploitation strategies with feasible business cases and implementation aspects
  • Drafting proposal budgets according to EC requirements and funding rules.
  • Maintaining effective communication with proposal consortia members.
  • To carry out promotion and networking activities mainly EU level
  • Working efficiently in a progressive and supportive way with other LEITAT's departments and senior managers in administrative support tasks
  • Review and evaluation of proposals to ensure quality before submission to funding body

Education:

  • BSc in Environmental Science, Chemistry or biology
  • BSc in Engineering
  • MSc or PhD in Environmental Science, Environmental engineering, Chemistry, Biology
  • Candidate with background in environmental technologies (bioeconomy, waste/water technologies, biotechnology and/or circular economy) will be beneficial but it is not a must

Job requirements:

  • Knowledge of EU funding programmes (H2020) with proven experience in successful writing, submission and management of funded proposals/bids
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in sourcing relevant market data for developing and managing proposal submissions from concept to implementation with major focus on market exploitation
  • Knowledge on technology transfer and commercialization
  • Understanding of the administrative and financial rules (mainly for H2020).
  • International experience

Competencies and skills                                                                                                                                            

  • Demonstrably high levels of accuracy
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • High motivation and discipline
  • Writing high quality proposals to secure research and innovation funding
  • Writing proposals specifically in defining innovation potential, impact, exploitation strategies with feasible business cases and implementation aspects
  • Drafting proposal budgets according to EC requirements and funding rules

Languages:

Mandatory: Advanced English level

Desirable: Spanish

Software:

High command of MS Office (Word, Excel)

What we offer:

  • Immediate start
  • Salary related to skills and background
  • Flexible working hours

Please send your CV and cover letter at seleccion@leitat.org

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