July 2015: 2 positions for Technology Transfer & Communication Trainees

The Institut de Física d'Altes Energies, a research centre awarded with the Severo Ochoa recognition for excellence, is opening 2 positions for trainees for the Technology Transfer & Communication units.


Job Title: Technology Transfer Trainee

Job Reference: IFAE-2015-KTT-TR

Job Description:

A Technology Transfer Trainee  position is open at The Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE), research centre dedicated to Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology, member of the CERCA Institution, member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) and awarded with the Severo Ochoa Excellence'12.

His/her main tasks will be:

• IFAE Technology and Tech Services commercialization addressed to companies and research centres, in the fields of Microelectronics (ASICs design, hybrid pixel detectors, chip assembly & packaging in clean room), Electronics (radiation sensor readout electronics) Software Engineering and Control (FPGA, microcontrollers) and Mechanics Engineering (cryogenics, high vacuum, precision).

• IFAE industrial customers assessment in Public Grants for the development of R&D&i projects in collaboration with IFAE (RETOS COLABORACIÓN, CIEN, NUCLIS D'INNOVACIÓ TECNOLÒGICA, DOCTORATS INDUSTRIALS, RIS3CAT, H2020 INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP, EMPIR).

• IFAE Researchers assessment in Public Grants for the valorisation of technologies, including development of products, research results protection, technological risk evaluation and prototyping (PROGRAMA INDÚSTRIA DEL CONEIXEMENT, PROGRAMA EXPLORA TECNOLOGIA, ERC PROOF OF CONCEPT).

• IFAE Intellectual property administration, evaluation of research results in terms of transfer potential, invention evaluation, state-of-the-art reports, market search and market studies, technology valuation, business plans, technical and economic reports, contract revision.


Degree in Physics, Electronics or Industrial Engineering. Be registered (or registration in process) at Sistema de Garantía Juvenil [1] (only for less than 30 years old candidates, unemployed).


Full-time contract for 2 years. Training in tech transfer issues. Economic conditions depending on the candidate experience, skills and studies. Tentative starting date at IFAE in September or October 2015.

Candidates must send their CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Interviews starting in July until final candidate selection.


Job Title: Communication Trainee

Job Reference: IFAE-2015-COM-TR

Job Description:

The applicant will work as part of IFAE's communication unit assisting in the ongoing projects led by de department in different areas: press activities, outreach activities and STEM education programs with the objective of increasing the impact, visibility and recognition of IFAE. We are looking for a proactive, motivated and inspirational individual.

His/her main tasks will be:
• Website content management.
• Press contacts management.
• Management of outreach and education events and materials.
• Working as part of IFAE's Communication unit.

The appointee will:
• Be under 30 years of age
• Be registered in the Fondo Garantía Juvenil of the Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad
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• Hold a degree in Science, preferably in Physics, or Communication.
• Have experience in web content management systems and social media.
• Be fluent in English, Catalan and Spanish.
• Be passionate about the communication of science and technology.
• Have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
• Have an eye for detail, responsibility, and an eager-to-learn attitude
• Show demonstrated ability to perform tasks both independently and as part of a team
• Be willing to meet deadlines and follow up on assignments with a minimum of direction.

We offer a full time job and 2-year contract.
Starting date for the position is yet to be determined.

Candidates must send their CV to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Interviews starting in July until final candidate selection. 

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Notes: See the requirements to register in the Fondo de Garantía Juvenil here:

 About IFAE
At the Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) we conduct experimental and theoretical research at the frontiers of fundamental physics, namely in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology. We are involved in the ATLAS project at the LHC, the T2K neutrino experiment in Japan, the MAGIC telescopes in La Palma and the Dark Energy Survey project in Chile, among others. We also work at the cutting edge of detector technology developing pixel detectors for High Energy Physics, telescope cameras and detectors for medical imaging and other scientific and industrial fields.



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