Industry Liaison Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Apr 2021

The Institute

The Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) is an international biomedical research institute of excellence, based in Barcelona, Spain, with more than 400 scientists from 44 countries. The CRG shares principles of an interdisciplinary, motivated and creative scientific team that is supported by high-end and innovative technologies and a flexible and efficient administration.

In November 2013, the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) received the 'HR Excellence in Research ' logo from the European Commission. This is a recognition of the Institute's commitment to developing an HR Strategy for Researchers, designed to bring the practices and procedures in line with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Charter and Code).

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The role

The Technology Transfer and Business Development Office is seeking an Industry Liaison Manager to maximise the social and business impact of the research activity and results obtained by the CRG scientific community.

The successful candidate will:

  • Pro-actively contribute to monitor the latest lab news, research, and technology developments at CRG. She/He will contribute to the assessment and prioritisation of CRG’s innovations and design of the critical path to project maturation and value creation.
  • Actively prospect and engage expertise, technological partners and companies to progress projects towards licensing or spin off launch.
  • Design and implement a plan to boost Co-operative Innovation with Industry aiming to create value for the CRG research community and the industrial partners, thereby contributing to accelerate and de-risk the adoption of new knowledge and technologies.
  • Improve visibility of CRG and enable companies worldwide to access the CRG research capacities.
  • Nurture strong working relationship with innovation and industry experts with the aim to understand current challenges and to anticipate future needs.
  • Engage the CRG scientific community to solve innovation challenges for industrial applications.
  • Create regular forums and organize expert-level workshops for formal and informal interaction and knowledge exchange between CRG research community and innovation stakeholders.
  • Pro-actively seek funding for innovation projects and support CRG researches in the preparation of grant proposals, particularly in Proof of Concept and public-private partnerships.
  • Manage formal agreements with innovation and industry partners and perform research alliance function.
  • Actively contribute to the goals and initiatives of the TBDO, including generating financial resources for CRG’s innovation activities and fostering entrepreneurship culture.

About the team

The Technology and Business Development Office (TBDO) engages with CRG`s scientists having the ambition to transfer scientific results into the marketplace or to solve innovation challenges for industrial applications. Our aim is to ensure a positive impact on society out of the knowledge and technology developed at CRG. We strive for an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence, offering CRG`s scientist business oriented training and connections with innovation, investors and industry experts. TBDO strategically evaluates, protects and commercializes products and services for the life science sector through licensing and launching of spin off companies.

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