Business Development Manager (f/m/d)

Fraunhofer MEVIS is a world leading and internationally networked research and development center for computer support in medicine. We pursue a patient-centered approach tailored to clinical processes to solve important questions in diagnosis and therapy. With an openness for new challenges and based on mutual trust, we want to lead MEVIS' business development into the future together with you.

In close cooperation with the institute management and the scientists, you build and maintain successful relationships to prospective and existing industrial clients, you identify business opportunities, and collaborate with the MEVIS' management and key researchers on adding value to our projects.

You are able to think strategically, network externally and within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and represent the institute at trade fairs and similar events, which you coordinate and control centrally in sync with the institute's press and media.

Above all, you are keeping your finger on the pulse of time and independently project trends in the medical technology market onto the institute's research fields, thus making an important contribution to optimally positioning MEVIS in its research and market environment.

What we expect from you

  • You have a university degree in the field of STEM, Business Administration and Management, or Medicine.
  • You have several years of experience in the field of Business Development and Technology Transfer by working at an academic institution or an industrial company.
  • You have experience and networks in the field of Medical Technology, Medical Software, Biotech or Pharma.
  • You are confident in capturing complex scientific issues and in communicating them to the target communities and markets in both German and English.

You complement your professional qualifications with your personal strengths: You enjoy teamwork and bring a structured and independent way of working, curiosity about new topics and contents, distinctive analytical, strategic and conceptual thinking as well as a high degree of initiative and very good communication skills.

What you can expect from us

We offer you an interesting and varied job with a high degree of personal responsibility and freedom in a modern and innovative working environment and as part of an excellent and highly motivated team. Your position forms an important part of the institute's internal network and is directly responsible to the institute management. You discover new tasks and grow with them. Professional and personal development opportunities result from the growing demands and the new fields of activity associated with it. Most importantly, we offer the opportunity to work with the "MEVIS Spirit", which is based upon a shared appreciation of achievements, collegiality and loyalty.
The position is initially limited to at least 2 years.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches great importance to the professional equality of all genders.

Fraunhofer MEVIS bears the "family logo" of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - a confirmation that we as an institute offer outstanding opportunities for a good work-life-balance. For example, we support our employees with flexible work options and their arrangement in terms of time and place, part-time work, childcare options (including taking care in emergencies), support in the area of homecare/eldercare, and the organization of parental leave and return to work after parental leave.

The employment of severely disabled people is also an important concern for us. If they are equally suitable, people with a severe disability are given preferential consideration.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Job Reference: MEVIS-2020-7 Closing Date: