VSC Business Developer

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
March 18, 2023
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VSC Business Developer

Category: Management & Professionals

1 - Working at the VUB

For almost 50 years, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has stood for freedom, equality and connectedness. These values are strongly present on our campuses, in our students as well as our staff. At the VUB, you'll find a diverse collection of personalities: pure innovators and especially people who are 100% their authentic selves. With about 3.500 employees , we are the largest Flemish-speaking employer in Brussels , an international city with which we are all too happy to be connected, and around which our four campuses are located.

2 - Position Description

The VSC (Flemish Supercomputer Centre) supports the HPC (high performance computing) activities in all Flemish university associations (https: // www. vscentrum.be) for more than 10 years. Within the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the local VSC hub is part of the Scientific Data and Compute team ( https: // hpc.vub.be ), responsible for the Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) office of VSC.

We are looking for a new colleague to join this team full of passionate people, to work as a business developer between current and new RDI users (mostly industry) and the VSC.

A quick look at your work package:

  • You will be responsible for connecting to new RDI users while identifying and understanding their needs or business cases and will follow up leads whilst building up a network with valorization offices at the university associations, spin-off communities, and other company hubs, such as (pre)incubators.
  • You will help translate computational problems into solutions built with VSC services and will help and advise in setting up services tailored to RDI users.
  • You manage and communicate with stakeholders, including the VSC team, clients, and partners to ensure successful implementation and adoption of HPC solutions.
  • Together with your other VSC colleagues you will actively promote the VSC and its services on all relevant platforms or events, provide input for the VSC marketing and documentation where relevant.
  • You report on intake of RDI users and help prepare contracts and invoices for them.
  • For this function, our Campus in Etterbeek will serve as your home base, in combination with working from home (2-3 days/week) and with customers on site in Flanders.

    3 - Profile
  • You feel at home in an IT environment.
  • You have a master's degree, phd or postdoc in a relevant field of study or sufficient relevant experience to master the complexity of the subject
  • Experience with HPC is a big plus.
  • You have some affinity with industrial RDI. You have the needed skills and the eagerness to set up a RDI network within Flanders (VLAIO, Agoria, Voka, companies, …)
  • Knowledge of any of the main domains of industrial RDI is a big p lus: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Machine/Deep Learning, Data science, Quantum Chemistry, Bioinformatics, …
  • You have strong social/communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills
  • You love to share knowledge and express yourself fluently in English and Dutch
  • 4 - Offer

    Are you going to be our new colleague? You'll be offered a permanent full-time contract at a salary linked to Grade 8 or Grade 9, depending on your competences and previous relevant work experience.

    At the VUB, you're guaranteed an open, involved and diverse workplace where you are offered opportunities to (further) build on your career. As well as this, you'll enjoy various benefits:

  • Full reimbursement for your home-work commute with public transport according to VUB-policy, or compensation if you come by bike;
  • Cost-free hospitalisation and group insurance with guaranteed income;
  • The space to form your job content and continuously learn via VUB LRN;
  • Excellent facilities for sport and exercise;
  • Ecocheques;
  • Delicious meals at attractive prices in our campus restaurants ;
  • An open, family-friendly work environment where attention is paid to work- life balance, and exceptional holiday arrangements with 35 days of leave (based on a fulltime contract).
  • 5 - Interested?

    Is this the job you've been dreaming of? Apply before the 8th of March via jobs.vub.be

    Your application will undergo various steps as follows:

  • Step 1: CV screening by one of our recruiters.
  • Step 2: A remote practical exam (no testing, but questions on your approach). This will give you a good idea of the job itself.
  • Step 3: A final interview with the hiring manager and some peers.
  • Do you have questions about the job content? Contact [email protected]

    Do you have questions about the selection procedure? Contact [email protected] or call 0479/74.93.79.

    Would you like to know what it's like to work at the VUB?

    Go to www. jobs.vub.be and find all there is to know about our campuses, benefits, strategic goals and your future colleagues.

    6 - For office use


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    Head unit/faculty: Directie ICT

    FTE: 1

    Function: ICT consultant

    Pay grade group: 8-9-10

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