Ghent University is seeking a motivated staff member to support the development of innovative technologies within the domain of sustainable agriculture - plant production
Ghent University is committed to stimulating the commercialization of innovative knowledge and technology. For its liaison with industry, Ghent University has a network of specialized business development centers, funded by the Industrial Research Fund (IOF), and backed by a central Technology Transfer Office.
The business development centers group research teams by application domain or research expertise and are headed by a Business Developer. Key activities of the Business Developer include setting-up industrial partnerships, building patent portfolios and creating spin-off companies.
Due to the success of this business model, Ghent University is looking for Innovation Officers to support the development of innovative technologies in several research areas.
In the domain of sustainable agriculture, the Ghent University would like to develop more innovative technologies in following themes:
You will work for the business development centers in this domain - CropFit and End of Waste.
The Innovation Officer will have a key role in shaping research projects and acquiring (governmental and mixed public-private) research funding for innovative technologies that could have major economical and societal impact. The goal is to bring these technologies to a level (proof-of-concept, pilot, demonstration, …) at which they can be transferred to industry.
As an Innovation Officer, you will:
On longer term, this position will enable you to build an extensive network of academic and business partners in a number of research areas and to obtain a deep understanding of the value chain in the corresponding industries and markets.
Location: Faculty of Bioscience engineering, Coupure Links, 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium
This position involves a contractual appointment of indefinite duration. We offer you solid career prospects in the context of a stimulating employment status, which will largely depend on your knowledge and experience.
How to apply?
Applications for this position should be written in English and include:
For more information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit: www.ugent.be/iof
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|Title||Innovation Officer Sustainable Agriculture - Plant Production (15288)|
|Job location||Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent|
|Published||May 28, 2020|
|Job types||Researcher  |
|Fields||Agronomy,   Physiology,   Botany and plant science,   Crop Science,   Plant Fertilization, Animal and Human Nutrition,   Plant Protection and Animal Health,   Soil Science,   Chemical Biology  |