Business Development Manager IXAnext/APRIL

VUmc, Amsterdam
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Vakgebied Zorgmanagement
Functie Overige beroepen management
Branche Ziekenhuis
Aanstelling Niet nader bepaald
Plaatsingsdatum 9 augustus 2018
Niveau HBO
Ervaring Niet nader bepaald
Dienstverband Fulltime

Your work environment

VU, Amsterdam UMC (location AMC and VUmc), UvA and HvA have linked their Technology Transfer Offices in one expertise centre, Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA). For more information please visit

IXA supports scientists in Amsterdam to forge collaborations with 3rd parties. We help to turn ideas and research results into products and/or services that have commercial and/or societal impact. This involves support on both the commercial and legal side. We also manage financial instruments to facilitate this type of interaction and work.

We are a dynamic and expanding organization. Our key values are customer service, market focus and professionalism.

In collaboration with UvA, VU, Amsterdam UMC, HvA and the research institutes AMOLF and Nikhef, IXA gives a strong impulse to entrepreneurship, innovation and valorization in the collaborative valorization program ‘IXAnext; Talent for innovation’. The goal of the program is to stimulate economic activity and entrepreneurship in education and research. In the program various initiatives have been launched.

Within IXAnext, the Amsterdam Physics Research and Innovation Lab (APRIL) program provides access to high-quality scientific equipment, research facilities and expertise that will allow entrepreneurs, SME’s, industry and public organisations to conduct both short and long term R&D projects, or carry out conceptual or technical feasibility studies within the institutes of the Amsterdam Physics community. In first instance aimed at short term actionable results with the possibility for more long-term collaborations with Amsterdam research laboratories in the universities and NWO institutes.

Your challenge

As Business Development Manager IXAnext / APRIL you will be the driving force for initiating collaboration between academia and 3rd parties in the IXAnext program. You will be responsible for converging leads into actual collaborative projects. You will be working closely with all the IXA teams involved in the IXAnext / April project while functionally part of the IXA team VU & VUmc. In this role you will be working closely with researchers as well as actively going out and speaking to companies and other 3rd parties.

You main tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Building and maintaining a network with University scientists;
  • Building and maintaining a network with 3rd parties;
  • Identifying potential for collaboration in the physical sciences;
  • Initiating and cementing collaboration between research and industry;
  • Negotiating and finalizing the project agreements in the Physics domain.

Your profile

With a background in both science and industry you can converse in both realms and readily translate scientific expertise and infrastructure into valuable business propositions which you are then capable to successfully plug in the market.

To be successful you bring to this function the following skills and experience:

  • A background in science (preferably physics, not biomedical or life sciences) or engineering (mechanical or chemical engineering);
  • 5-8 or more years of experience in a relevant industry sector in R&D and/or business development;
  • Creative and service-oriented attitude and the ability to work with both academic groups and companies;
  • The ability to develop and market research collaboration propositions;
  • Knowledge of intellectual property, patents and licenses is an advantage;
  • Flexible and effective in dealing with scientists and entrepreneurs while adhering to policy boundaries;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch.

We offer

Salary Scale 12: 4350 tot 5592 euro gross when employed full-time (depending on qualifications and experience).

In addition to an excellent basic salary we offer among secondary terms of employment an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and a holiday allowance of 8%. For more information on our terms of employment see:
For Dutch nationals, a VOG (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag) is mandatory.

Additional information

This is a temporary vacancy. In the first instance we offer you a contract for one year. This can be extended with a maximum of two years (till October 2021).


Don’t hesitate to call or email us! If you’re interested about this position, you can contact Secretariaat IXA, via telephone number contactinformatie . If you need more information about the application procedure, contact Anne Drost, corporate recruiter at contactinformatie . You can apply till 2 September 2018 by using the apply button.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated.

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