EU Project Innovation Officer

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EU Project Innovation Officer

Closing Date

Thursday, 30 September, 2021
Reference: 271_21_DIR_RSTD_TTO
Job title: EU Project Innovation Officer


About BSC
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 700 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
Reporting to the head of the BSC Exploitation unit, the BSC EU Project Innovation Officer will facilitate the exploitation of BSC’s EU research projects.
Key Duties
  • Participate, prepare and execute exploitation and networking tasks in H2020/HE projects or similar, during whole life-cycle from proposal to execution and closing (including work package and task design, Impact, IPR management, exploitation strategy, market analysis, sustainability plans, etc.).
  • Work with Principal Investigators, Project Partners and the BSC TTO in order to identify all the IP related to projects and define the most appropriate protection mechanisms (including patents, open source licensing, etc) in line with Project Exploitation Strategy.
  • Contribute to the consolidation and growth of Project Exploitation unit by sharing best practices, processes, guidelines, training and mentoring.
  • Responsibilities:
    - Follow the development of exploitable technologies being developed in BSC's projects, participate in project exploitation tasks and committees.
    - Identification and management of IP related to projects
    - Plan and execute specifically defined tasks related to networking, road-mapping, industrial engagement, innovation management and daily operation of work packages
    - Elaboration of the necessary project deliverables in due time, including Exploitation plans, Market analysis, Sustainability, etc.
    - Interface with all relevant project stakeholders, including partners, principal investigators, internal BSC teams, EU commission reviewers, etc
    - Attend and prepare the necessary meetings, telcos, F2F meetings, reviews, relevant networking events and tradeshows, etc.
    - Support and manage Industrial and Experts Advisory Boards, Focus Groups, or any external project bodies.
    - Contribute to project proposals, including the impact and implementation sections of EU projects and proposals for technology transfer calls.
    - Support and help principal investigator and rest of the partners in the realization of exploitation activities,
    - Maximise the possibilities of the use of the results after the end of the projects
    - Contribute to the general knowledge of project exploitation team - by sharing best practices, processes, etc.
  • Education
    • Engineering , business, science or law degree preferred.
    • Master in innovation management or similar a plus.
    • Specialized courses on IPR management, exploitation of research results, technology transfer, etc.
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Experience in IPR management and project management and commercialization of technologies.
    • Knowledge of IT sector, especially Computer and Computational Sciences an advantage.
    • Experience in H2020 projects or similar involving non-profit research centers and private industry.
  • Competences
    • Fluency in Spanish and English is essential.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills; a cooperative team player, with a can-do attitude, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues and external collaborators.
    • Willing to travel.
    • Able to work independently and as a team player, with the capacity to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment.
    • Pragmatic and with the capacity to work and play an influential role in multicultural environments.
  • The position will be located at BSC within the Directors Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 2 years renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 01/08/2021
Applications procedure and process
All applications must be made through BSC website and contain:
  • A full CV in English including contact details
  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

    In accordance with the OTM-R principles, a gender-balanced recruitment panel is formed for every vacancy at the beginning of the process. After reviewing the content of the applications, the panel will start the interviews, with at least one technical and one administrative interview. A profile questionnaire as well as a technical exercise may be required during the process.

    The panel will make a final decision and all candidates who had contacts with them will receive a feedback with details on the acceptance of rejection of their profile.

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The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
OTM-R principles for selection processes
BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R). This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment planels and recognizing career breaks etc.
BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.
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This position is reserved for candidates who meet the requirements and have the legal status of disabled persons with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%. In case there are no applicants with disabilities that meet the requirements, the rest of the candidates without declared disability will be evaluated.


Application Form

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