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Technology scout/ technology manager (19-109-9)Friday, 20. September 2019

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) is the National Metrology Institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with scientific and technical service tasks. It furthers progress and reliability in metrology for society, the economy and science. In this metrological environment, the transfer of PTB technologies to industry is continuously gaining significance. PTB's Section "Industrial Metrology" supports this process in the field of technology transfer from the identification of suitable technologies to their exploitation in industry.

Section 9.11 "Industrial Metrology" of Department 9 is looking for a

technology scout/
technology manager

to join us as soon as possible. This is a permanent post. You will be employed at our Braunschweig site.

Depending on your personal qualifications, the remuneration can reach up to remuneration group 14 TVöD Bund.

Your tasks:

  • Tracking down commercially exploitable PTB technologies, their analysis and evaluation as well as consulting the inventors with regard to the patentability and usability of these technologies
  • Analyzing technological trends and markets in the field of metrology in the sectors of science and industry
  • Developing and maintaining the networking with stakeholders, customers, experts and cooperation partners from science, politics and economy
  • Designing and implementing strategic initiatives and projects in the field of technology transfer
  • Participating in the design and implementation of events, fairs and congresses on the subject of technology transfer


Your profile:

  • You have completed university studies in physics, engineering or a related field of engineering sciences. A doctor's degree would be of advantage
  • You have several years of professional experience in evaluating and marketing technologies and in project management
  • You are interested in different novel technologies and you are willing to familiarize yourself with these technologies
  • You have an understanding of trends and market development in the field of metrology
  • Experience in the processes of patenting and licencing is of advantage
  • Experience in human resources management is desirable
  • You have an excellent command of spoken and written German (C2 level)
  • You have a very good command of the English language
  • You have a very good knowledge of the MS Office applications
  • You have excellent communication skills and are a team player
  • You are able to hold effective presentations on an adequate technical level
  • You are willing to travel frequently within Germany as well as abroad for business purposes (project meetings, international conferences)
  • You have a conceptual and analytic mindset
  • You are highly flexible and committed and you have organization skills


For further subject-related information, please contact
Dr. Peter Ulbig, phone: +49 531 592-9090, e-mail: peter.ulbig(at)ptb.de or
Dr. Michael Wolf, phone: +49 531 592-9100, e-mail: michael.wolf(at)ptb.de.


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PTB promotes the professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in applications from women. Within the scope of the official feasibilities, PTB offers flexible part-time work schemes in order to support in particular the compatibility of work and family life.

Disabled persons will be given priority if they have the same occupational aptitude.

Are you interested? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you.

Please use our

or send your application to the following postal address:

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Referat "Personal"
Reference number 19-109-9
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications sent via e-mail.

The closing date for applications is 20 September 2019.