The projects and technology department is looking for a project and technology transfer manager assistant


Ref. num. ADM_21_05

Project and Technology Transfer Manager Assistant

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 17 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused in the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health-care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials. More information can be found at


As part of the Research Strategic Programme, within the María de Maeztu seal of excellence and the European Project Office (both initiatives supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation), IMDEA Materials Institute seeks a Project and Technology Transfer Manager Assistant to join the Projects and Technology Department. The selected candidate will give support to the Project Management Office (PMO) and the Technology Transfer and Innovation Office (TTIO). The candidate should be a proactive, dynamic, self-motivated, and collaborative person with good communication skills.

His/her main responsibilities will be:

  • Provide support to researchers in all aspects of R&D proposal preparation process (detect and communicate funding opportunities, presence at events, development of project ideas, building project consortiums and proposal writing and review)
  • Management and administrative reporting of ongoing projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator.
  • Provide support for implementing plans for exploitation and transfer towards promoting links with industry.
  • Provide support for managing the intellectual property generated in the Institute.
  • Provide support for developing market analysis and technological benchmarking.
  • Provide support for developing business plans of potential Spin-off companies


  • MSc or Ph.D. degree related to materials science or engineering
  • At least 1 year of experience in a similar position
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent English (both spoken and written)
  • Proactive, dynamic, and self-motivated
  • Project writing and/or management and/or technology transfer and/or business studies will be highly regarded


  • 2 years contract with full social security coverage.
  • Salary range 22.000 – 25.000 euros.
  • Immediate incorporation.


The Institute is committed to equal opportunities for men and women and the promotion of a healthy work environment and work-life balance.

Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to training the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here.

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