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
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
You will help translate computational problems into solutions built with
VSC services and will help and advise in setting up services tailored to
You manage and communicate with stakeholders, including the VSC team,
clients, and partners to ensure successful implementation and adoption of
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 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
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
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;
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
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
Head unit/faculty: Directie ICT
Function: ICT consultant
Pay grade group: 8-9-10