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Technology Manager, Industrial biotechnology and Food solutions

Alkuperäinen julkaisupäivä 8.5.2018

Form of employment: Full time, Regular
Locations: Espoo, Finland
Job area: Industrial biotechnology and food solutions
Application period: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - Tuesday, May 27, 2018

About us

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe. Our research and innovation services give our partners, both private and public, all over the world a competitive edge. We pave the way for the future by developing new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovation services. We create technology for business – for the benefit of society.

With us you will be responsible for

Technology manager is responsible for business and offering development of industrial biotechnology and food solutions.

Main responsibilities:

  • Creates business funnel from low TRL research to high TRL offering in close co-operation with scientists, sales, external partners and funding entities
  • Co-operates effectively with potential customers to identify current and future customer needs of the area. Generates external funding for commercialization work
  • Participates in sales activities together with customer sales personnel and builds bridges between research and sales
  • Responsible for implementing IPR, patenting and spin-offs strategy
  • Coaches people in research projects and programs to build new offering and business impact around the technology area.
  • Supports scientists to understand and reveal the current and future potential of the research work
  • Actively contributes to implementation of VTT strategy, customer engagement and commercialization of research results

We expect you to have

This position requires understanding of research technologies, platforms, infrastructure and business logic within the field of Industrial Biotechnology and Food Solutions. You know how to enable and enhance research and business opportunities arising from the research innovations, technologies and infrastructures. You know the key actors of the value networks, and you are aware of trends and major activities in the national and international level. The key actors include companies, research organisations, authorities and funding organisations. We appreciate experience in networking internationally through for example European research programmes.
Degree in life science field is necessary and experience in research related to molecular biology technologies and/or food technologies, is considered important. The position requires good written and spoken English skills, Finnish is an asset. Preparedness to work with national and international partners is expected.

As a person you are

  • Motivated to work in a customer-oriented, multidisciplinary research organization
  • Creating positive drive and getting people excited with intrinsic “can do” - attitude
  • Self-driven, willingness to learn new things, well-organised
  • Excellent networker with good communication skills

We offer

At VTT, we believe that our impact is built on scientific and technological excellence in all our work. Our people is the core of VTT. Our personnel’s wellbeing and competence development are key priorities. You will be a part of a creative and international working environment. We offer versatile, independent and challenging tasks and the needed support and coaching.

For further information 

Arto Forsberg, Vice President, Industrial biotechnology and Food solutions, arto.forsberg@vtt.fi (tel. +358 50 541 4767 on Monday May 14th at 15:00-17:00 or Thursday May 17th at 15:30-17:00)

Tiina Nakari-Setälä, Vice President, research, tiina.nakari-setala@vtt.fi

Peppi Härme, peppi.harme@vtt.fi​

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV with your salary request as soon as possible, however by Sunday May 27th, 2018 at the latest.