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CAREER & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

1) Employment and Consulting opportunities: The Venture Center offers challenging employment and consulting opportunities for people who can identify with Venture Center's goals and mission. Venture Center seeks employees and consultants who have a strong interest and passion in seeing technology innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed, and have a strong "service" ethos.
We also welcome applications for specialized functions relating to incubation/investment/innovation management/support functions all through the year. For enquiries related to this you can email us at hr@venturecenter.co.in.

Current Openings at Venture Center
Call ref: 2020/Sep; Call opens: 26 Sep 2020;

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A) Regular positions, full-time

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Tech transfer Trainee – TechEx.in

JOB CODE: TT01
  • Should have a sound knowledge of IPR and related aspects
  • Ideal candidate will have a formal training in science stream (Graduate or post graduate)
  • Should have strong basic training in sciences; ability to quickly grasp inventions/ technology, visualize them and assess them
  • Will be expected to be a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision and efficiently deliver project goals.
  • Good communication skills especially in context of the proposed training programs.
  • Skills required: Ability to assimilate and understand scientific and technology disclosures
  • Technical and scientific information support: Contribute to building dedicated resources in academic and R&D institutions.
  • Identifying tech partners in academic/R&D organizations
  • Working closely with the faculties, management of R & D organization & Industry
  • Technology sourcing, patentability assessment
  • Promoting awareness of the importance of IP and other commercial issues in organization research
Incubation & Mentoring

Job Code: REG6

Location: Pune
Necessary:
  • Bachelor of Engineering or Technology or Masters in a Scientific Discipline/Engineering from a reputed and recognized University / Institute. Should have strong basic training in sciences/ engineering; ability to quickly grasp inventions/ technology and assess them.
  • Prior work experience in a professional organization of 1-2 years
Desirable:
  • MBA or equivalent/ post graduate training in project management
  • Prior exposure to incubators or investment firms or technology transfer organizations
  • Will be expected to be a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision and efficiently deliver project goals.
Skills required:
  • Comfort with MS Office tools, online collaborative tools & online video-conferencing platforms
  • Strong spoken/written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, persistence & resilience, service orientation
Incubation & Mentoring:
  • Meet with entrepreneurs and innovators, understand their needs, match them to various resource persons/facilities/VC services etc
  • Help creating a pipeline and signing-up potential incubatees
  • Interact regularly with incubatees to understand needs and take necessary actions
  • Ensure timely execution of incubation agreements with incubatees and track extensions and renewals of the contracts.
  • Developing the innovation ecosystem, create new facilities/programs/resources relevant for the innovators & entrepreneurs
Project management
  • Contribute to defining, raising money, executing and tracking the deliverables and managing various projects as they come up.
  • Contribute in writing project reports and facilitate coordination with various stakeholders and partners
  • Help write applications for recognitions and awards etc.
Events
  • Contribute to conceptualization and execution of technical workshops and organize events of use to entrepreneurs, start-ups, budding entrepreneurs etc. Managing the online video-conferencing platforms.
Tracking impact & visibility
  • Creating mechanisms to track and make visible the impact of Venture Center and its incubatees
  • Coordinating with social media team to ensure visibility for various activities under incubation programs
  • Any other tasks assigned by GM or project leader-in-charge
Head- Technology Transfer Office

JOB CODE: TT02
  • Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, science, or engineering
  • Minimum of Five year experience and proven track record driving innovation in a well-regarded corporate, consulting, or academic environment
  • Experience promoting technological transfer, innovation, and translational research of intellectual property
  • Experience developing and overseeing strategic plans to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in a complex organization
  • Business knowledge and negotiation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; discretion and independent judgment
  • Knowledge of academic research methods
  • Location: Pune, Flexible
  • Provide leadership for the TechEx.in and the TTO Hub project (Supported by NBM)
  • Recruit and manage a team of 10-15 team members
  • Take responsibility for delivering the commitments under TTO hub project
  • Design, Initiate, operate program relating to innovation management and technology venturing including:
    • Technology marketing
    • Tech transfer – Deal structuring, valuation, negotiations
    • Spin off and new venture creation
    • IP protection
    • Policies, institutional mechanisms and office support for R&D organisations for innovation management
    • Industry – Academia technology partnerships, research and contract management
    • Technology scouting and open Innovation
    • Awareness programs and trainings
  • Undertake other appropriate responsibilities as requested by the director
CBA Center Coordinator

JOB CODE: CBA0
  • Qualification: Ph. D (Bioprocess/BioPhysics/Biotech)
  • Experience: 10+ years of Biopharmaceutical R&D experience.
  • Interest in engaging with industries/ startups etc in a service mode.
  • Very strong interest and skills in hands-on work in lab management, equipment handling and maintenance of the same.
  • A self-starter, can work with minimum supervision, efficient, strong communication skills.
  • Teaching/ mentoring talent.
  • Interest, orientation, willingness to learn will be more important than detailed prior experience.
  • To provide leadership for the Center for BioPharma Analysis
  • Skilled and well versed with Biosimilar characterization
  • Implement and support Quality Systems, ensure department compliance with GLP standards & Venture Center's EHS policy.
  • Ensure routine maintenance, repairs, calibration of scientific and calibration records maintained.
  • Conduct verification and validating studies leading to regulatory submissions.
  • Present progress updates and experimental results at project meetings
  • Operate lab, procurement & installation of equipment in coordination with scientific mentors and advisors of the VC
  • Conduct Technical Workshops and Training programmes
BioPharma Analyst

JOB CODE: CBA1
  • Qualification: M.Sc. (Biotech/Chemistry) / M. Tech. (Bioprocess/Chemical/Biotech)
  • Experience: 2+ years of Biopharmaceutical R&D experience
  • Interest in engaging with industries/ startups etc in a service mode.
  • Very strong interest and skills in hands-on work in lab management, equipment handling and maintenance of the same.
  • Develop, qualify and validate analytical methods suitable for characterization, release testing, and stability testing of Biopharmaceuticals
  • Prepare test procedures, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and data collection forms, progress reports and results.
  • Implement and support Quality Systems, ensure department compliance with GLP standards & Venture Center's EHS policy.
  • Conduct verification and validating studies leading to regulatory submissions.
  • Operate lab, procurement & installation of equipment in coordination with scientific management.
  • Ensure routine maintenance, repairs on scientific instrumentation
Library & Events

JOB CODE: REG4
  • Qualification: Any Graduatecan apply No minimum experience required
  • A candidate whose interests are in reading and in sharing insights from books especially related to business, finance, innovation management, time management etc. will be preferred
  • Experience in event organization and management will be beneficial.
  • The candidate should have good communication skills and a friendly demeanour.
  • Young energetic and responsible graduates with ample enthusiasm and ownership will be given preference.
  • The main responsibilities will be to operate a business library and maintain all the library assets on a daily basis.
  • Involvement increating adatabase of new books that would be relevant and helping in procuring them..
  • Most importantly curate interesting events for young people focused on entrepreneurship, inspiration, soft skills etc.
Construction and works support (Designation TBD)

JOB CODE: REG2
  • Exposure to electrical engineering or civil engineering or works activities.
  • Clear and confident communicator with friendly demeanor
  • Comfort with a computer, MS Excel
  • Full-time
  • To assist in works acitivities in the campus. To assist in detailed planning, budgeting, execution, supervision etc

Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate.
Mass Spectrometry (Designation TBD)

JOB CODE: CAM1
  • Education and experience reflecting theoretical and hands-on (in-depth) experience with mass spectrometry techniques.
  • Preferably, PhD in Analytical Chemistry with a thesis focused on mass spectrometry
  • Clear communication skills and people management skills
  • Comfort with various relevant computing tools and methods
  • Orientation and interest in setting up and operating service facilities of use to industry and startups.
  • Full-time
  • To provide leadership for the Center for Applications of Mass Spectrometry (CAMS)


More info: http://cams.venturecenter .co.in/

B) Jobs on assignment basis

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Associate

JOB CODE: AST2
  • For science graduates with interest in law/ government regulation
  • Compile and document various regulations related to technology products. Develop algorithmic flowcharts and develop a wiki equivalent of the same.
  • Duration: 2 months

2) Fellowships & internship: From time to time, Venture Center announces fellowships & internship opportunities for young people with science, engineering, intellectual property and/or management backgrounds through our website and also newspapers. Please see our announcements section for such announcements. Those very keen on such opportunities, can write to us at hr@venturecenter.co.inenquiring of such opportunities at any time.

C) Fellowships positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
RK Lagu Fellowships

JOB CODE: RKL1
See : RajendraLagu Fellowships for Technology Immersion See : http://venturecenter.co.in/fellowships /rlf/
For young and aspiring technology professionals to gain experience with Venture Center startups.
Visvesvaraya Fellowship

JOB CODE: VFS1
See : Visvesvaraya Fellowships for Engineering Students & Young Engineers See : http://venturecenter.co.in/ fellowships/vf/
For young and aspiring technology professionals to gain experience in technology development and commercialization with an NCL scientist.
Previous fellowship/ internship opportunities at the Venture Center: SIIP Fellowships

If any particular type of fellowship/ internship opportunities interest you, feel free to write to us with your resume - we will inform you of any new similar opportunity.

D) Ongoing internship positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
NCL Research Foundation Technology Commercialization Intern

JOB CODE: INT1
  • Young engineers/ scientists with entrepreneurial dreams. Highly motivated. Ability to take risks.
  • Good understanding of technology, finance.
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Full-time
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Paid
To help create start-up companies based on science-led technology from NCL or to help advance technology closer to the market.
Mentor: An inventor scientist or Dr V. Premnath
See: NCL RF Technology Commercialization Internship
Intern - Intellectual Property

JOB CODE: INT2
  • BE or MSc with PGD in IPR or Patent Law or IPR degree. Candidates already signed up for PGD will also be considered. Patent Agent qualification will be a plus
  • Full time
  • Fixed duration - 6 months
  • Paid/ unpaid
Contribute to projects and activities of the Intellectual Property Facilitation Center at Venture Center and learn in the process.
Location: IPFACE, Venture Center, Pune
Mentor: Ms Archana Joshi, Patent Agent
More info: http://www.ipface.org
Intern - Intellectual Property

JOB CODE: INT3
  • BE or MSc with PGD in IPR or Patent Law or IPR degree. Candidates already signed up for PGD will also be considered. Patent Agent qualification will be a plus
  • Full time
  • Fixed duration - 6 months
  • Paid/ unpaid
Contribute to projects and activities of the Intellectual Property Group at NCL and learn in the process.
Location: IP Group, NCL
Mentor: Dr Niranjan Yeole
More info: http://www.nclinnovations.org
Intern - Innovation Management

JOB CODE: INT4
  • BE or MSc with PGD in IPR or Patent Law and / or MBA with definitive interest in technology management & commercialization
  • Full time
  • Fixed duration - 6 months
  • Paid/ unpaid
Contribute to the projects and initiatives of the Innovation Management Group at NCL. Understand technology evaluation, commercialization and new venture creation.
Location: Innovation Management Group, NCL Innovations, NCL
Mentor: Dr M. D. Vetal/ Dr Vijayakumar Modepalli
More info: http://www.nclinnovations.org
Intern, Regulatory Information and Facilitation Center JOB CODE: RFC1
  • Education/ training in pharma/ biopharma/ biotech/ biomedical engineering
  • Masters candidate ( 2nd year preferred)
  • Strong interest in becoming a regulatory professional
  • Clear communication skills and people management skills
  • Comfort with a computer, MS Excel, WordPress
  • Full-time
  • Unpaid
  • To work closely with RIFC team and experts to help startups formulate their regulatory strategy
  • Collect, archive and document relevant regulatory documents.
  • Learn about medical products and other regulations via live projects.
  • More info: http://rifc.venturecenter.co.in
  • Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate

E) Short term student internship positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Short term Intern

JOB CODE: SUM1
  • Young engineers/ scientists - recent graduates or in training
  • Good understanding of technology, finance.
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Work closely with selected inventors in technology development and commercialization
Short term Intern

JOB CODE: SUM2
  • Students from Technology policy/ Economics/ Management
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Early stage venture financing landscape of India: Landscape and insights for policy (Build on http://funding.venturecenter .co.in)
Short term Intern

JOB CODE: SUM3
  • Students from Engineering with interest and experience in Makerspaces
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Design, conduct and institutionalize prototyping (electronics, optics, coding, mechanical) workshops for school children and convey the excitement of inventions and model making. (Build on http://tinkeringlab.co.in)

3) Training & volunteering opportunities: From time to time, the Venture Center announces/offers training and volunteering opportunities for persons with backgrounds in science/engineering, business/ management and/ or intellectual property law. Occasionally training opportunities are announced in other areas as well. If interested, please write to us

F) Trainee positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Trainee - Lab

JOB CODE: TRA1
  • BSc/ MSc (Analytical Chemistry); BSc/ MSc (Biology)
  • Prior laboratory experience and experience with analytical instruments will be a plus.
  • Full time
  • To work closely with Lab Manager to run laboratory facilities and analytical techniques. To contribute to laboratory projects, initiatives and events. To work closely with Lab Managers and Scientific Advisors to operate projects and resource centers.

More information: http://www.venturecenter.co.in/lab.php

G) Volunteering Opportunities

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Volunteer

JOB CODE: VOL1
  • Passion
  • Specialist skills
  • Can work independently


Associating with volunteers does require a certain level of in-kind commitment of resources from Venture Center. In this context, Venture Center can accommodate only a few volunteers at any given time.
Volunteering opportunities exist in:
  • Planning and executing events of interest to the ecosystem.
  • Develop databases and useful resources for mentoring entrepreneurs.

Venture Center is a non-profit and a charitable organization. More information: http://www.venturecenter.co.in

H) Continuing requirements:

Besides this, Venture Center is continuously looking for suitable candidates for full-time a) managerial roles relating to technology commercialization, government funded schemes for innovators and general business development (needs science or engineering backgrounds) and b) general management roles (needs strong company administration, HR, financial management, contract management talents).

The above positions will be filled up only if suitable candidates are found.

How to apply: Applications are received online. Please apply here
If you have any doubts or queries, write via email to hr@venturecenter.co.inwith your questions.

General requirements and expectations from Venture Center employees:
  • Venture Center is a non-profit organization with aims to benefit society by promoting entrepreneursstart-ups. Thus, Venture Center seeks employees and consultants who have a strong interest and passion in seeing technology innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed, and have a strong "service" ethos.
  • A strong feature of Venture Center jobs is the rich learning environment and opportunity provided to employees to experiment, take initiative and be creative. The work of most employees has visible impact which can be satisfying. All employees benefit from access to high quality facilities and work environments. Compensation packages can be flexible but are often conservative due to Venture Center's non-profit status.
  • General requirements include: a) strong ethical standards and work ethics, b) comfort with computers, computer applications and internet, c) strong communication skills - spoken and written.
  • Venture Center's working hours are 9am - 6.00 pm (Monday to Saturday) and are designed to keep operations of Venture Center convenient for the start-ups, entrepreneurs, inventors and others that the organization serves. Managers in certain functions are provided the opportunity to avail of flexible hours. All jobs are located at Pune, Maharashtra, India.


About Venture Center:
The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is the trademark of Entrepreneurship Development Center, a not-for-profit company, based in Pune. For more information, go to http://www.venturecenter.co.in

The Venture Center also provides challenging learning and growth opportunities for employees, consultants, trainees/interns and volunteers/ honorary staff. (Statistics as of March 2019):

HR summary by Type of Engagement
(as of 1st May 2020)

Type of engagement Number
Regular employees 36
Consultants 07
NCL RF interns, SIIP Fellowship, Dr. Lagu Fellowship, Visvesvaraya Fellowship, other Interns 00
Volunteers, Sr. Fellows 01
TOTAL 44


HR summary by Gender
(as of 1st May 2020)
Gender Number
Female 33
Male 11
TOTAL 44


HR summary by Roles
(as of 1st May 2020)
Roles Number
Leadership 11
Operational 33
Interns/ Fellows00
TOTAL 44


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