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Call for Applications: Technology Transfer Specialist – Biotech
HUB INNOVAZIONE TRENTINO s.c.a.r.l. (HIT), Trento , Italy
Host Lab
HIT premises, Trento, Italy
Contract Duration
2 years
Deadline for application
March 5, 2017 (11:00 A.M)

Call for Applications
Technology Transfer Specialist – Biotech

Opening date: February 14, 2017
Application deadline: March 5, 2017 – 11:00 A.M. (CET)


HUB INNOVAZIONE TRENTINO s.c.a.r.l. (HIT) intends to select a candidate for the position of Technology Transfer Specialist in the Biotech field.
HIT is a non-profit corporate consortium with limited liability, whose stakeholders are University of Trento, Bruno Kessler Foundation Edmund Mach Foundation and Trentino Sviluppo.
The vision at the basis of HIT is to foster the economic growth of Trentino and its entrepreneurial environment through the driver of innovation.
The mission of HIT is articulated on three main priority goals:
- catalyzing innovation opportunities for local enterprises and for its stakeholders;
- promoting research results of Trentino’s research centres with the aim of favouring local economic development;
- supporting local enterprises in their innovation and internationalisation processes within national and European network.

(Job Description)

The successful candidate will work to strengthen HIT’s technology transfer capacity in the Biotechnologies markets within a Unit committed to the following goals:
i. supporting HIT’s research shareholders to fully exploit their research potential into new marketable knowledge, IPR, and eventually start-ups;
ii. supporting HIT’s shareholders in the growth and development of their units and areas of activity towards the most promising application domains and markets;
iii. assisting HIT’s shareholders on industrial/investors attraction towards Trentino, leveraging on the strong capability of the local research and innovation ecosystem;
iv. supporting commercialization and exit of the most promising technologies included in the portfolios of HIT’s shareholders.


(Duties and Responsibilities)

The successful candidate has advanced level skills in new technology marketing and licensing, assuming primary responsibility to facilitate technology transfer operations, assisting researchers and staff with the establishment of new commercialization agreements and business development relationships. He/she will assume primary responsibility in development and commercialization of technologies, supporting the establishment of R&D collaborations with industry partners to advance early stage discoveries, and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to proactively enable technology transfer.
Also, the successful candidate will provide high quality services including invention receipt and capture, scouting of technology trends and coaching, patentability assessment, market analysis and outreach (in-depth marketing support strategic and tactical), business development (structuring, drafting and negotiating commercialization agreements), and will be responsible for the structuring, negotiation and execution of outbound intellectual property/technology based transactions.
Finally, the successful candidate will develop a network of industrial partners for ventures, partnerships or investments.
Professional requirements are listed in the  table (please download full call) . Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered eligible. Preferred requirements are not relevant for eligibility purposes, but they will be taken into account to evaluate applications.


(Type of Contract and Terms of Employment)

HIT will offer a full-time, 2-year term, employment contract.
The salary will be determined based on the qualifications and experiences of the successful candidate, in accordance with applicable provisions of the Provincial Collective Labor Agreement for Foundations (Ccpl Fondazioni, L.P. 14/2005 e
The post will be based at HIT premises, in Trento, Italy


(Selection Procedure)

Upon expiration of the deadline for submission, a Committee will assess the applications based on the requirements specified in Article 3 above. A shortlist of candidates considered more suitable will be invited for an interview with the Committee. The interview may also be held remotely.
Based on the comparative assessment and the interviews, the Committee will identify the candidate deemed to be the most suitable for the position. The Board of Directors will resolve the hiring of such selected candidate.
For transparency purposes, the name of the selected candidate who will accept the position will be published on HIT website.


(Application Procedure)

In order to apply for the Technology Transfer Specialist – Biotech position, candidates are invited to send an application to the e-mail, indicating in the e-mail subject: “Technology Transfer Specialist – Biotech”.
Email with a different subject will NOT be processed.
The submission of an application is tantamount to an explicit permission to HIT to process personal data, pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 and subsequent amendments, for the purpose of completing the selection procedure and, in case of hiring, for the purpose of managing the employment relation.
Applications must be submitted before and no later than March 5, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. (CET).
Applications received after the above deadline will NOT be eligible, even if the non-delivery or late delivery is due to force majeure, unforeseeable events or the actions of third parties.
Each candidate is required to submit the following documents:
i. Curriculum Vitae, in Italian or English;
ii. Cover letter, in Italian or English.
For any technical problem incurred in the application submission, please send an email to