This website uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue we assume that you consent to receive all cookies on all websites.
For further information, please click here >>.

Business Development Project Officer

Context & Job description

The business development officer will be responsible for establishing a Competence Center in Radiation Hardness for the testing of micro-electronic components, in Grenoble, within the framework of the Platform for Advanced Characterisation-Grenoble (PAC-G) of the Nanoelec Technological Research Institute (IRT Nanoelec). In this context, he / she will ensure the valorisation and promotion of the activities of the Characterisation Programme of the IRT Nanoelec towards the semiconductor industry, to identify their needs, define the market positioning and maintain and develop the activities of PAC-G, in the context of which the Centre will be launched. In this highly collaborative context, he / she will also have the mission of coordinating the activities of the programme among the various partners (ILL, ESRF, LPSC and CEA-LETI) to ensure continuity and flawless alignment of the emerging project with respect to the framework in place. True force of proposal, he / she will be in charge of the following tasks:

  • In conjunction with the partners of the Large Instrument Characterization programme, the candidate will be responsible for designing, organising and setting up a Competence Centre in irradiation of electronic components, the main objective of the contract. At the end of the contract, a commercial development plan for the aforementioned centre will be delivered, containing a marketing plan.
  • Under the supervision of the programme director: a) monitor and pilot the various activities of the programme with the various member partners (ILL, ESRF, LPSC, CEA-Leti) and institutional partners; b) coordinate the actions of the PAC-G commercial promotion platform (Platform for Advanced Characterization-Grenoble).
  • Identify, build and develop high potential industrial relationships in the short and medium term, with players in the microelectronics sector.
  • Organise meetings and visits of customers and industrial partners to member facilities of the programme.
  • Plan, promote and organize events, training workshops and participate in trade fairs and conferences in support of PAC-G promotion activities.
  • Organize and animate regular and extraordinary meetings to monitor the activities of the programme.
  • Reporting: responsible for drafting the monthly and annual reports of the programme for the directorate of IRT Nanoelec.

The candidate will be recruited in the Business Development Office (BDO) of the ESRF and will work full time on the Characterisation programme supporting transversally the actions of all partners. In this context, he / she will work under the responsibility of the Programme Director.

Expected profile

  • Engineering degree in micro-electronics, material science, physics or related fields is needed. A further degree related to business or management (e.g. MBA) would be an asset.
  • Competences in design and processes for microelectronics and characterisation are requested.
  • A certain familiarity with the problematics of the interaction and the relationship between industry and academia would be an asset, in particular good understanding of the mechanisms of open innovation.
  • Previous experience in a synchrotron or neutron source would be an asset.
  • At least two years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Excellent written communication and editing skills in English and French are essential.
  • Ability to be organised and analytical, but also to take initiative and deliver original ideas.
  • Professionalism, trustworthiness, self-motivation and the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.

Working conditions

Do you recognize yourself in this description? Apply now for your next professional adventure!

What we offer:

  1. Join an innovative international research institute, with a workforce from 38 different countries
  2. Collaborate with global experts to advance science and address societal challenges
  3. Come and live in a vibrant city, in the heart of the Alps, and Europe's Green Capital 2022
  4. Enjoy a workplace designed to support your quality of life
  5. Benefit from our competitive compensation and allowances package, including financial support for your relocation to Grenoble

For further information on employment terms and conditions, please refer to

The ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

Company description

The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 21 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

This website uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue we assume that you consent to receive all cookies on all websites.
For further information, please click here >>.