The Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST, https://labust.fer.hr/) at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER, https://www.fer.unizg.hr/) is looking to recruit an Ecosystem Development Manager (m/f) for the implementation of the EU Horizon Europe project “Croatia-Cyprus Excellence Hub on Eco-Innovative Technologies for Healthy and Productive Seas (SeaTecHub)” and other projects running at LABUST.
– Support leadership of the innovation ecosystem consortium around the programs, events, and initiatives maintaining the level of quality expected
– Support the development of cross-border inter-sectorial strategy, action and investment plans
– Develop new programs, events, and initiatives to improve the ecosystem’s ability to achieve its mission and vision.
– Support the events and programs teams by guiding lead coordinator to success in their meetings
– Aid the event and program coordinator(s) in creating project plans for events, projects, and programs.
– Work with the consortium to understand vision, goals, and objectives for each event or program. Coach and support teammates while holding them to a high standard of event / program execution.
– Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the consortium coordinator informed of all critical issues related to events, personnel, and organizational operations.
– Manage projects at various levels
– Other tasks as defined by the supervisor
All candidates need to have:
• the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills (in English, other languages are a plus) and the ability to effectively interface with a large and diverse multinational consortium.
• Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Economics, Management, Engineering, Humanities, Languages etc).
• Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict-resolution skills Preferred qualifications
• Strong understanding/experience and/or interest in working with a diverse community of quadruple helix actors, e.g. through work in business incubators, Digital Innovation Hubs, and similar
• Proven track record of success in innovation management and/or strategic thinking
• Public speaking experience
Type of contract: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Number of positions available under the Grant: 1 (one) Contract duration under the Grant: until the end of the project (May 2027) with a trial period
Envisaged job starting date: July 2023
Application deadline: June 1st 2023
How to apply: Send your CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after their application for the interview.
The LABUST origins can be traced back to the late 1960s when the research group was formed at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering (UNIZG-FER) and at the association of shipbuilding industry „Jadranbrod“ in Zagreb. In the 1970s and 1980s cooperation with the Brodarski Institute in Zagreb, Shipyard „Uljanik“ in Pula, and Central Research Institute of Marine Fleet in Leningrad was intense. The main topics of R&D at that time were navigation, guidance, and control (NGC) of ships and submarines. In the 1990s our focus diversified toward unmanned marine vehicles. During that time we operated as a research group at UNIZG-FER, to be finally established as a research laboratory LABUST in December 2011, when the legislation at the UNIZG-FER allowed the founding of research laboratories. The research staff changed over the years to reach the number of 10 researchers in 2016. LABUST is at present the only research laboratory with R&D and innovation capabilities for underwater systems and technologies on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea! We are proud to be able to maintain expertise in this domain in Croatia, against all odds. OUR
The laboratory serves as the focal point for applied research and development activities in unmanned marine systems and technology for end-users. We exist to create new knowledge, educate students, provide advice for end-users, innovate, and implement solutions for our customers. We contribute to innovation in the sustainable exploitation of ocean resources. LABUST sets itself apart from others in its values and mission to inspire and seek challenging tasks.
Our vision is to advance in multidisciplinary engineering research that innovates, applies, and teaches world-class attainment in autonomous marine systems, sensor processing, and underwater acoustics for marine science, maritime archaeology, maritime security, the offshore energy sector, and other applications.