Senior Technology Transfer and Business Development Manager

The Technology Transfer and Business Development Office at IBEC is looking for a Manager in Technology Transfer and Business development, who will report to the Head of the Unit.

Your purpose will be to facilitate and promote the technology transfer activity at IBEC, so that the research results obtained by the researchers reach the society and the market, and generate an economic return to IBEC and the researchers, according to the institutional policy established.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Management of technology transfer projects and valorization programs
  • Documentation management
  • Technical and market research activities
  • Patent management.
  • Detection and promotion of business opportunities.
  • Detection of financial opportunities for the valorization programs.
  • Detection, promotion assistance in proof-of-concept processes.
  • Promotion of the establishment of Spin-off and Start-ups.
  • Promotion of the establishment of license agreements.
  • Promotion on the establishment of research agreements with companies.

Requirements for candidates:

  • PhD with experience in research, in life sciences.
  • Minimum 4 years of previous experience in technology transfer.
  • Knowledge about public and / or private finance funds for research activities.
  • Previous experience in Proof of Concept projects.
  • Advanced level of English. Advanced level Spanish or Catalan.
  • Competences and skills: Teamwork, Proactivity, Problem-solving, Communication, Negotiation, Commitment, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.

Additional experience that will be also valuable:

Previous experience in one or more of the following:

  • Research projects management with several partners.
  • Drug and/or medical device development.
  • Establishment of Spin-off and Start-ups.
  • Establishment of license agreements.
  • Establishment of research agreement with companies.
  • Establishment of financial accords with venture capital companies.

We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: February 2022.
  • Working conditions:
    • Full time, fixed-term contract with possibilities for extension.
    • Salary will be commensurate with previous experience.
    • Measures to reconcile work and family life (flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills. Mobility grants for first stage researchers, as well as a Mentoring programme for Postdoctoral researchers are offered.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.

How to apply:

Until January 17th an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.

Reference: MTT_ES

If you have any further question regarding your application, please contact us at

Principles of the Selection Process:

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R).

IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:

Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.

Protection of personal data:

IBEC ensures that applicants’ personal data is processed as required by EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Spanish Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data shall thus be processed solely for the purpose of the selection procedure.

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (in charge of research and innovation policy in Spain), which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, 22 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 350 people from 30 different countries.