Biotechnology Department Director

Wroclaw (PL)
Competitive salary, Holiday bonuses and other fringe benefits.
December 07 2018
ref. no. D/BT/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.


Currently, we are looking for

Biotechnology Department Director

who will be responsible for developing the department in the area of infrastructures, staff, commercial and research projects.


  Localization: Wrocław, Poland

ref. no. D/BT/2018

Major responsibilities:

  • Participating in developing strategies for R&D and models of laboratory infrastructure maintenance - especially in the area of biotechnology.
  • Managing departmental finances and contributing actively to departmental fundraising and grant applications.
  • Reviewing the department’s scientific projects together with group leaders and principal investigators in order to remain competitive at the international level.
  • Ensuring collaboration and transparent communication between departmental groups.
  • Representing the department at both national and international levels and with main stakeholders and potential business partners.


Qualifications and requirements:

  • Ph.D. Degree in the biotechnology area, or equivalent.
  • An in-depth knowledge and experience of operating large-scale R&D infrastructure and projects.
  • Several years of experience as a senior researcher in one of the department’s areas of interest.
  • Leadership experience and strong organizational, management and communication skills.
  • A distinguished record of research achievement, as evidenced by scholarly publications, patents, and/or funded research grants.
  • Focusing upon the application aspects of research projects.
  • Experience in running national and European research projects.
  • 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.
  • The prospect of participating in bringing to fruition own and team members’ projects
  • Access to excellent and well-staffed core facilities at our Science Campus.
  • An appropriate relocation package.
  • Holiday bonuses and additional benefits.


Please send your application to: Please include in the email title

ref. no. D/BT/2018


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