R&D Director

Wroclaw (PL)
Competitive salary, Holiday bonuses and other fringe benefits
December 07 2018
ref. no. D/RD/2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

PORT – the Polish Center for Technology Development - is a research and development organization focused on the development of new technologies by conducting research for the needs of - and in cooperation with industry. PORT is a network of specialized scientific-research and technological laboratories, as well as measurement and specialist laboratories which are concentrated in six research areas: Biobanking, Biotechnology, Nanobioengineering, Special Materials, Photonics and Electronics and Analytics. Each of the areas brings together several specialized laboratories. By way of this, a given area can focus on selected scientific and technological issues and carry out comprehensively, both scientific and research work, as well as industrial pilot studies. All laboratories of the PORT Polish Center for Technology Development are equipped with the highest-class of research equipment. This allows us to conduct application research that meets top quality standards.


PORT is seeking a visionary

R&D Director

who will tackle strategy building and development in the R&D area of our organization


  Localization: Wrocław, Poland

ref. no. D/RD/2018

Major responsibilities:

  • Establishing and executing R&D strategy based on data-driven analytics, projections and financials.
  • Participating in the laboratory infrastructure set-up process, including, but not limited to:

- Reviewing technical and research solutions,

- Defining the needs concerning technology and laboratory equipment,

- Participating in the process of purchasing, delivery, acceptance, installation, start-up, testing and training.

  • Managing staff and budget of the R&D area.
  • Identifying and developing the potential of laboratories and creating directions for the use of this potential.
  • Ensuring a stimulating environment for creativity and scientific excellence that will attract and encourage outstanding research staff.
  • Guaranteeing scientific excellence in the research performed in the R&D area by providing sound scientific advice and guidance to the principal investigators.
  • Representing PORT and participating in collaborations with external partners - including acquiring third party funded projects.
  • Managing the consigned assets - including efficient utilisation and proper use.



  • A Ph.D. Degree (minimum) in one of our main scientific areas (nanotechnology and biotechnology), or equivalent, and in-depth knowledge and experience of operating large-scale R & D practices.
  • At least eight years of experience leading international multi-disciplinary research.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in training and supervising a growing team of scientists
  • The ability to guide individually proficient members with strong morale and high productivity.
  • A distinguished record of research achievement, as evidenced by scholarly publications, patents, and/or funded research grants.
  • Industry experience preferred.
  • Language skills: perfect command of English.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.


What we offer:

  • Full time contract.
  • Competitive salary.
  • An entrepreneurial setting where curiosity-driven research is matched with product or application-oriented R&D activities.
  • Assistance with relocation.
  • Broad administrative support, including an assistance in recruiting technicians, PhD and post-doc scientists for your group.
  • Access to excellent, well-staffed core facilities at our Science Campus.
  • An appropriate relocation package.
  • Holiday bonuses and additional benefits.


Please send your application to: rekrutacja@port.org.pl. Please include in the email title ref. no. D/RD/2018

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