Head of the Chem­ical Inven­tion Fact­ory
Technical University Berlin Insti­tute of Chem­istry
Germany

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fac­ulty II - Insti­tute of Chem­istry

Head of the „Chem­ical Inven­tion Fact­ory“ TU Ber­lin (John Warner Cen­ter for start-ups in Green Chem­istry) - Employee with aca­demic degree - salary grade E14 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len

part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin is an inter­na­tion­ally renowned uni­versity loc­ated in Ger­many’s cap­ital city, Ber­lin, at the heart of Europe. A clear pro­file, research and teach­ing excel­lence, provid­ing our gradu­ates with excel­lent qual­i­fic­a­tions, and a mod­ern approach to uni­versity admin­is­tra­tion form the corner­stones of our activ­it­ies. Excel­lence and high qual­ity are guid­ing prin­ciples for our efforts in pro­mot­ing know­ledge and tech­no­lo­gical pro­gress.

Work­ing field:

Head of the new Chem­ical Inven­tion Fact­ory (CIF) at the TU Ber­lin

The Chem­ical Inven­tion Fact­ory aims at a broad, sus­tain­able, and fin­an­cially suc­cess­ful imple­ment­a­tion and anchor­ing of green chem­istry in busi­ness and soci­ety. This makes the CIF the first innov­a­tion centre for green chem­istry in Ger­many, which in par­tic­u­lar aims at stim­u­lat­ing and sup­port­ing suc­cess­ful start-ups in green chem­istry. In addi­tion, the CIF has the ambi­tion to strengthen indus­trial innov­a­tion poten­tial in green chem­istry, and to provide decision sup­port related to green chem­istry to polit­ics and pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion. Ulti­mately, the Chem­ical Inven­tion Fact­ory intends to con­vey the topic of "Green Chem­istry" to a wider pub­lic and to activ­ate soci­ety for green chem­istry.

The CIF is loc­ated at the inter­face between the Insti­tute of Chem­istry and the Centre for Entre­pren­eur­ship of the TU Ber­lin and com­ple­ments the excel­lent basic research in the field of chem­istry and sus­tain­ab­il­ity estab­lished at the TU Ber­lin. In par­tic­u­lar, this includes the sci­entific focus area "cata­lysis" as one of the core top­ics of green chem­istry and rep­res­en­ted by the UniSy­sCat cluster of excel­lence. At the same time, applied research is made pos­sible e.g. by the Joint­Lab Bas­Cat (in close cooper­a­tion with BASF). In col­lab­or­a­tion with the Ber­lin Sen­ate, a state-of-the-art labor­at­ory and start-up incub­ator is cur­rently being built at the TU Ber­lin as a strik­ing future dom­i­cile of the CIF in a cent­ral loc­a­tion on the main cam­pus. The head of the CIF reports to the inter­dis­cip­lin­ary CIF gov­ern­ing board.

Spe­cific tasks:

In addi­tion to the gen­eral task of man­aging the CIF, the fol­low­ing spe­cific tasks are part of the head of the CIF respons­ib­il­it­ies:
  • Head­ing the CIF team, which is expec­ted to grow to approx­im­ately five employ­ees
  • Rep­res­ent­ing the Chem­ical Inven­tion Fact­ory to external stake­hold­ers
  • Devel­op­ing and strength­en­ing the CIF port­fo­lio of activ­it­ies, in par­tic­u­lar the sig­ni­fic­ant expan­sion of suc­cess­ful start-ups at the TU Ber­lin and strength­en­ing of the indus­trial innov­a­tion poten­tial in green chem­istry
  • Secur­ing an eco­nom­ic­ally viable CIF busi­ness model, includ­ing secur­ing private and pub­lic grants fund­ing fur­ther CIF activ­it­ies
  • Devel­op­ing and main­tain­ing con­tacts with poten­tial entre­pren­eurs and investors, the chem­ical industry, national and inter­na­tional part­ners, fund­ing organ­isa­tions, and rel­ev­ant units of the TU Ber­lin and the Ber­lin Uni­versity Alli­ance
  • Reg­u­lar and close col­lab­or­a­tion with the "Centre for Entre­pren­eur­ship" of the TU Ber­lin and other units related to tech­no­logy and know­ledge trans­fer

Require­ments:

  • Suc­cess­fully com­pleted uni­versity degree in the nat­ural sci­ences, engin­eer­ing, or eco­nom­ics and man­age­ment (Dip­lom, Mas­ter or equi­val­ent, ideally with a focus on chem­istry), a PhD degree would be bene­fi­cial
  • Interest and exper­i­ence in con­sult­ing and incub­at­ing of busi­ness start-ups, prefer­ably with a net­work to rel­ev­ant investors and aca­demic part­ner organ­iz­a­tions
  • Exper­i­ence in the secur­ing pub­lic and private grants
  • Abil­ity to inter­act with industry and uni­versity rep­res­ent­at­ives, and entre­pren­eurs
  • Know­ledge of uni­versity struc­tures and man­age­ment exper­i­ence at the inter­face between the uni­versity and its rel­ev­ant envir­on­ment
  • Decision-mak­ing and innov­a­tion cap­ab­il­it­ies coupled with a pro­fes­sional com­mu­nic­a­tion style as well as mod­er­a­tion skills and con­flict res­ol­u­tion com­pet­ence
  • Skills and prefer­ably exper­i­ence in per­son­nel man­age­ment
  • Very good know­ledge of the Ger­man and Eng­lish lan­guage, spoken and in writ­ing
What we offer:
  • Unique oppor­tun­it­ies for shap­ing the devel­op­ment of this innov­at­ive ini­ti­at­ive in an import­ant and cur­rent sub­ject area
  • A mod­ern work­place at the cent­ral cam­pus of the TU Ber­lin in Char­lot­ten­burg, one of the largest inter­con­nec­ted inner-city uni­versity cam­puses in Europe
  • Close col­lab­or­a­tion with excel­lent chem­istry, entre­pren­eur­ship, tech­no­logy and innov­a­tion man­age­ment research­ers as well as other trans­fer-rel­ev­ant work­ing groups of the TU Ber­lin. Con­nec­tion to an inter­na­tion­ally recog­nized research land­scape for the imple­ment­a­tion of innov­at­ive ideas in tech­no­logy-based new busi­nesses
  • A well-main­tained and grow­ing net­work of com­pan­ies, spon­sors, alumni, etc.
  • Access to a wide range of oppor­tun­it­ies for fur­ther train­ing and career devel­op­ment
  • A "fam­ily-friendly uni­versity", which makes spe­cial efforts to recon­cile work and fam­ily life
For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact: Dr. Lars Merkel, lars.merkel@tu-berlin.de.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion with the ref­er­ence num­ber and the usual doc­u­ments by email (single pdf file, max. 10 MB) to Dr. Lars Merkel, lars.merkel@tu-berlin.de.

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at the TU staff depart­ment homepage: https://www.abt2-t.tu-berlin.de/menue/themen_a_z/datenschutzerklaerung/ or quick access 214041.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Tech­nis­che Uni­versität Ber­lin - Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät II, Insti­tut für Chemie, Dr. Lars Merkel, Sekr. TC 11, Straße des 17. Juni 124, 10623 Ber­lin
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Facts

ID: 79619

Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
Site:
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Type:
  • gradu­ate pos­i­tion
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • Beschäf­tigte*r mit abgeschl. wiss. Hoch­schul­bil­dung
Dur­a­tion:
tem­por­ary employ­ment for 5 years with the option of per­man­ent employ­ment
Part-/Full-time:
full-time; part-time employment may be possible
Start­ing date (earli­est):
At the earli­est poss­ible
Remu­n­er­a­tion:
Salary grade E14
Scope:
  • chem­istry
  • man­age­ment
  • nat­ur­al sci­ences
Field of stud­ies:
  • chem­istry
  • en­gin­eer­ing
  • nat­ur­al sci­ences
  • busi­ness sci­ence
Level of edu­c­a­tion:
Master, Diplom or equivalent
Lan­guage skills:
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)
Job offer is addi­tion­ally pub­lished at:
academics.de, stellenanzeigen.de

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
12/06/20
Re­ference num­ber:
II-272/20
Con­tact per­son:
Dr. Lars Merkel
Con­tact phone:
+49 (0)30 314-22822
By mail:
Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Fakultät II, Institut für Chemie, Dr. Lars Merkel, Sekr. TC 11, Straße des 17. Juni 124, 10623 Berlin
By e-mail:
lars.merkel@tu-berlin.de


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