ICMAB Valorization and Technology Transfer Officer

Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) · Barcelona, Spain

Open until 12/03/2018 · 645 views

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Job description

The Valorization and Technology Transfer Officer will carry out the following tasks, after becoming familiar with ICMAB research groups, the Research Lines and the Scientific-Technological Services:

  • Identify ICMAB know-how and technologies with commercial potential
  • Develope a marketing strategy and oversee the global sales process
  • Promote ICMAB’s know-how and technologies
  • Contact outfits possibly interested in services that ICMAB can provide
  • Help in seeking potential industrial partners to collaborate in projects within the Horizon 2020 EU program
  • Follow the development of exploitable technologies being developed in ICMAB projects
  • Maintain a database related to companies, projects and patents
  • Maintain an internal and external CRM, Customer Relationship Management, (with researchers and companies)
  • Facilitate communication between researchers and lawyers/other partners for patent application, management (CSIC) and start-up creation
  • Help to protect technologies in the most appropriate way
  • Help to prepare proposals to be presented to funding programs for technology transfer related activities, as well as contributing to running projects
  • Provide general support to the ICMAB Direction concerning contacts with companies and other entities
  • Help to prepare documentation concerning internal processes, promotional material, project deliverables, contracts, etc.


  • Advanced degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Industrial or Electronics Engineering, or similar.
  • PhD in Science is advisable.
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) management or similar is a plus
  • Specialized courses on IPR management, exploitation of research results etc. is also a plus.

Knowledge and Professional Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in Technology Transfer within the science and technology research domain. Knowledge of the following areas is a plus: projects between non-profit research centers and private industry; creating start-ups, protecting IP and managing IP portfolios.
  • Contacts in the industry related to materials science and in the research institutes beyond the Spanish- Catalan area.
  • Skills in disseminating information, advertising, and marketing.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to work with minimum supervision prioritize work load and handle multiple tasks.


  • Ability to work and communicate in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Language: excellent level of written and spoken English, Spanish and Catalan.
  • Availability for short trips in Spain and abroad.

Job poster

Anna May Masnou

Communication and Outreach Officer at Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

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Seniority Level

Senior Manager


Higher Education, Research, Materials Science

Employment Type


Job Functions

Research, Information Technology, Dissemination

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About Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)

The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence research center at Campus UAB focused on basic and applied research in Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Our fields of application include sustainable energy conversion and storage systems, superconductors for power applications, low-cost oxide and molecular electronics, and multifunctional nanostructures biomaterials for nanomedicine.

Our center hosts over 70 scientific researchers, 60 postdoctoral fellows and 60 PhD students which, together with the visiting researchers, scientific technicians and undergraduate students, create a motivated and talented group of people capable of exploring the materials of the future. We are a center open to new ideas and projects, always focused in our mission, which is to generate knowledge in the Materials Science and Nanotechnology areas and to transfer it to the society.

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