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Valorization Manager (IOF) - Belgium  

KU Leuven (company)


Posted on : 19 July 2017

Project Description

You will help to acquire, manage and coordinate industrial research related to beer production and industrial fermentation that is carried out at all LIBR partner laboratories , the Technology Campuses.
This includes:
  • Defining and writing research proposals in collaboration with the LIBR partner teams and industrial partners
  • Evaluating the valorization potential of research at the LIBR and coordinating valorization efforts (patenting, licensing, bilateral contracts, joint research projects, 
  • Coordinating the organization of conferences and courses in beer brewing technology in collaboration with the LIBR partner teams
  • Representing the LIBR at various conferences, events and companies. 

  • PhD or minimum 5 years of equivalent experience in innovative research, in biological engineering, biotechnology or similar
  • Profound, in depth knowledge of the beer brewing process and affinity with the beer industry as well as modern biotechnology
  • Experience in the exploitation of research results and developing valorization strategies 
  • Experience with writing (successful) grant proposals and patent applications
  • Experience in the management of a broad research portfolio and good organizational kills (managing meetings, follow-up of contacts, in time reporting)
  • You have experience with presenting results and reports to industry and at (scientific) conferences 
  • Profound knowledge of Belgian, European and Global IP regulations and guidelines
  • Fluent in English and Dutch. Knowledge of French, German, Spanish or Italian are an advantage.
  • Good and dynamic team player
  • You are pro-active, efficient, result-oriented and you are stress-resistant
  • You have a driver licence B.

  • An exciting and challenging job, focused on continuous innovation and development in a multidisciplinary and international context. 
  • We offer a permanent position as Industrial Research Manager of the Industrial Research Fund (IOF) at our university.