Business developer and marketing specialist position for European Project on time-temperature indicators for pharmaceuticals

The candidate will work on the project The cold-chain challenge: à la carte Time-temperature indicators enabled by patterned structural colour in organic semiconductors (VERITASCAN) within the framework of the EU ERC Proof of Concept 2022 grants. The ambition of VERITASCAN is to advance a novel class of time-temperature indicators characterized by low cost, broad application-centred customisability and ease of handling.

Time-temperature indicators (TTIs) are used to provide visual cues for the undesirable exposure to high temperatures of delicate pharmaceutical and biomedical products such as vaccines, plasma and peptides. Despite the accelerating growth of the global cold-chain market, the existing TTIs cannot address the broad palette of emerging application requirements.

VERITASCAN aims to advance a new TTI concept based on molecular electronic materials and micro-patterning methods pioneered within our group to address the urgent demands of the pharmaceutical market. The goal of the project is to rapidly demonstrate the added value potential of the technology and establish the strategy for its optimal short- and long-term development.

For this specific position our team are looking for a business developer / marketing specialist to accelerate progress by directing the R&D activities to the specific demands of the market in terms of application specifics, cost, product design and business model.

Main tasks of the candidate
Perform market research and explore the relevant legislation.
Establish and maintain industrial contacts for technology validation.
Organise and participate in interactions with the end-users to fine-tune the product concept.
Lead dissemination activities and establish marketing strategies.
Attend international trade-fairs to increase visibility of the technology.
Business model development, analysis of cost and upscaling potential.
Assist with technical tasks to become familiar with the technology.
Participate in the implementation of IP protection strategy.

The candidate should have a Bachelor degree or above in Business or Physical Sciences and a high level of written and spoken English. Most importantly, we are looking for a candidate motivated by ‘science in service to society’ and the opportunity to work in a team that aims to deliver a transformative technology to the market.
Any other relevant experience and expertise will be considered an advantage and we ask you to please mention it in your letter of motivation.

Have you worked previously in the pharmaceutical sector or with molecular electronic materials?
Any prior experience in consulting, sales or marketing, or relevant internships?
Are you a team player with strong interpersonal skills and previous international experience?
Do you have the passion to lead a possible spin-off company?
We look forward to hearing from you.