Regional Institute of Oncology Iasi, Romania is looking for a specialist in technology transfer within the ERA-Chair project

Part Time Expert in Technology Transfer within the ERA-Chair project



The Regional Institute of Oncology – Iasi, Romania, is looking for a specialist in technology transfer. The position is available in the H2020-WIDESPREAD-06-2020 - ERA Chairs grant ( running in the TRANSCEND research center. The project aims to strength excellence in TRANSCEND center by creating a multi- and inter-disciplinary team of highly-skilled and dedicated researchers in nanomedicine.


1. ERA-Chair Project in brief

  • Type: WIDESPREAD-06-2020 - ERA Chairs
  • Title: Enhancing and Strengthening the Excellence in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research at TRANSCEND
  • Acronym: ESEI-BioMed
  • Budget: € 2 500 000
  • Period: 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2026
  • Location: Iasi, Romania
  • Description of the project:


2. Description of the job, documents and selection process

The specialist in technology transfer will be involved in the activities related to the laying the foundation of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) at the TRANSCEND. The part-time position is founded by the ESEI-BioMed project. The main duties will be focused on the creation of a database of the research and innovation in nanomedicine with focus on oncology, establishing the most appropriate structure of the TTO, IP management, TTO development plan, good practice manual for the technology and knowledge transfer

  • Job title: Specialist in technology transfer
  • Expected experience/competences:

The ideal candidate should have at least 3 years of experience in IPR, TT. Participation in specific seminars on IP management and TT will be a plus in evaluation. Due to the particularity of the job and the institution, the candidate should know both English and Romanian.

  • Main requirements and responsibilities:
  • Higher education in technical/ natural sciences/legal or economic sciences (Master degree)
  • Communication skills, fluent in both English and Romanian
  • Organizational skills
  • Computer skills, particularly word, excel, power point
  • Commitment to professional development of his/her own career
  • Creation of a database centralizing the research and innovation in nanomedicine
  • Participation in relevant training courses and seminars for TT
  • Involvement in establishing the most appropriate structure of the TTO for the TRANSCEND
  • Identify relevant organizations and associations in technology transfer, as well as industrial stakeholders and potential investors for potential collaborations
  • Increasing awareness of the scientists and IRO administrative team on the benefits of TTO in the institution and technology transfer
  • Study and implementation of the legal framework for intellectual property at national and European levels, in collaboration with the Ethic’s responsible of the project and legal adviser of the institution
  • Participation in establishing the TTO development plan
  • Elaborating a good practice manual for the technology and knowledge transfer


Documents required for the application:

  • Application form (free format)
  • CV
  • Evidence and details of specialist in technology transfer experience (e.g., diplomas, certificates)
  • Motivation letter
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts of records
  • Copy of ID or other identity document;
  • Declaration on one's own responsibility attesting that the candidate has no criminal history that would make her/him incompatible with the position for which she/he is applying;
  • Medical certificate attesting the state of health issued by the candidate's family doctor or the qualified health units at least 6 months prior to the recruitment.;
  • Letters from two references



  • All documents should be in English.
  • The electronic file containing the pdf version of all documents will be sent at (Prof. dr. Eugen Carasevici, in charge of TTO) and (Dr. Maria Spiridon, Assistant Manager).
  • Please use the subject: “Specialist in technology transfer - application file”
  • Incomplete applications will be excluded from the selection process.


Application period:

11.04 – 11.05.2023


Selection procedure:

  • Ranking of candidates based on the information provided in the application file.
  • Shortlisting of the most suitable candidates and communication of decision to the applicants (16.05.2023)
  • Interview (23.05.2023)
    The most appropriate candidates will be invited to interview in front of the Recruitment Committee (management team of the project and ERA-Chair holder). For 10 min, the candidates will present their knowledge, achievements and skills in line with the requirements for the job.
    (The interview will take place either at TRANSCEND center or online via webcam depending on the location of the candidates, their availability and international situation.)
  • Ranking of candidates and decision of the Recruitment Committee
  • Notification to the successful applicant (26.05.2023)


Note: The estimated deadlines depend on the number of applications. A high number of applications may postpone the subsequent steps of the selection process accordingly.


What is offered to the successful candidate?

  • A part time position contract ( ~42 months, depending on the starting date) (The position should be filled by June 2023; after a 6-month probation period the decision of hiring until the end of the project will be taken)
  • Remuneration package, covering the hours worked, social security contributions (mandatory employer and employee contributions), and health insurance, will be established depending on the experience of the candidate. (According to Romanian legislation, the activity on research projects is not taxable.)
  • An opportunity to work in an inter- and multidisciplinary team
  • Professional development


Non-discrimination and equal-opportunity:

  • The selection of Specialist in technology transfer will be performed in line with The European Charter for Researchers - The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the National Plan for Research and Development 2015 - 2020 through GD 583/2015, following a transparent, open, and merit-based recruitment process.
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