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Academic Relations Manager
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.
As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together 4,000 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference!

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.
We are proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth.
We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a competitive salary with many fringe benefits.


Job Description:

You build a network of strategic relations with universities and research institutes at regional, national and international level within the different research domains of imec.
Together with the technical units, you will develop a long-term strategy focused on the collaboration between imec and universities/research institutes that fit within the research roadmap of imec. You do not only define topics that to be worked on right away, but you also work proactively by identifying potentially interesting future topics.
You negotiate and draw up cooperation agreements tailored to the intended collaboration.
You will work closely with the legal department and the intellectual property department.


You have a PhD degree in (applied) sciences.
You have experience in setting-up collaborations with universities/research institutes.
Knowledge of legal / contracts / IP is a plus.
You are fluent in communication and making contacts.
You like to work in a team.
You can process a lot of information in a short time and you convince with arguments.
Working independently and efficiently is your second nature.
You speak fluent English and Dutch.
You are willing to visit international universities.

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Date Posted: October 9, 2018