Technology Transfer Officer

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Technology Transfer Officer

Closing Date

Friday, 30 April, 2021
Reference: 72_21_DIR_RSTD_TTO
Job title: Technology Transfer 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 BSC Technology Transfer Manager, the BSC technology transfer officer will facilitate the exploitation of BSC’s research results by transferring knowledge and technology developed at BSC to the market, and promoting the use of HPC to the national industry.

Key Duties

  • Help to identify technology with commercial potential
  • Help to protect this technology in the most appropriate way
  • Help to promote and license BSC’s know-how and technology through agreements with companies and the foundation of spin-offs
  • Promote the linkage with technology transfer ecosystem
  • Organize tech transfer events to improve the visibility of BSC project results to society
  • Organize training activities to promote internally the culture of entrepreneurship and technology transfer
  • Responsibilities:
    1. Follow the development of exploitable technologies being developed in BSC projects
    2. Be familiar with all BSC IP and the ownership and exploitation conditions agreed in consortium agreements and contracts with companies
    3. Act as an interface between BSC staff and external agents to organize tech transfer events to make more visible the BSC IP portfolio
    4. Act as an interface between BSC staff and external collaborators to organize training activities to promote internal entrepreneurship and technology transfer
    5. Take part in technology transfer projects to transfer BSC IPR portfolio and to improve the linkage with the technology transfer ecosystem


  • Education
    • Business or Law degree preferred (applicants with a science or engineering degree will also be considered)
    • Master in innovation, IPR management, or similar a plus
    • Specialized courses on the exploitation of research results, or similar a plus
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Work experience is not essential but candidates who have knowledge of the following areas, will be at an advantage:
      o Projects between non-profit research centers and private industry
      o Computer and Computational Sciences
      o Creating start-ups
  • Competences
    • Fluency in English, Spanish and Catalan, essential
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to take initiative, prioritize and work under set deadlines and pressure
    • Willing to travel


  • 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 - 1 year 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: 01/04/2021

Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details


The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

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.

Application Form

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