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CAREER & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

1) Employment and Consulting opportunities: The Venture Center offers challenging employment and consulting opportunities for people who can identify with Venture Center's goals and mission. Venture Center seeks employees and consultants who have a strong interest and passion in seeing technology innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed, and have a strong "service" ethos.
We also welcome applications for specialized functions relating to incubation/investment/innovation management/support functions all through the year. For enquiries related to this you can email us at hr@venturecenter.co.in.

Current Openings at Venture Center
Call ref: 2019/Mar; Call opens: 29 Mar 2019; Call closes: 30 Apr 2019 or earlier if suitable candidate found

Apply here


A) Regular positions, full-time

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
BRBC Project Management (Designation TBD)

JOB CODE: BRB1
  • MSc/ BE or higher with biotechnology/ biochemical sciences/ engg or any life science related discipline background
  • Prior experience and interest in organizing and managing events/ boot camps will be a plus
  • Any industry experience and awareness of regulatory matters will be a plus.
  • Interest in careers in technology business incubation management
  • Clear communication skills and people management skills
  • Comfort with a computer, MS Excel, WordPress
  • Full-time
  • To take responsibility for execution and delivery of BRBC events/ activities/ platforms that are focused on science based startups and innovators
  • To carry out detailed planning of content, create workbooks, plan mentors/ faculty, find match between mentees and mentors, event organization, writing reports etc
  • To identify mentee needs and identify suitable events/ mentors/ connects for each of them.
  • This role involves travel and event design and management.


More info: http://brbc.venturecenter.co.in
Front Desk Executive JOB CODE: ADM1
  • Any academic training
  • Interest in client facing and conversation-heavy roles
  • People who have excelled in any discipline or hobby will be given preference
  • We are looking for a happy person with a good sense of humour and friendly nature
  • Attention to details. Diligence.
  • Clear communication skills and people management skills
  • Comfort with a computer, MS Excel
  • Full-time
  • To take care of Venture Center Front Desk. Assist visitors and clients with their queries.
  • Contribute to various data entry and database management activities
  • Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate.
Visual design and events support (Designation TBD)

JOB CODE: REG1
  • Skills in fine arts, visual design, sketching, painting, etc
  • Friendly demeanor and interest in interacting with people, organizing events, etc
  • Good English communication skills
  • Comfort with Computing, Windows, MS Office, visual design and publishing softwares
  • Full-time
  • To design flyers, banners, posters, signages, images for websites etc as per request.
  • To assist in the organization and running of events of Venture Center both in Pune and elsewhere.
  • To contribute to the visual ambiance and ethos of NCL Innovation Park campus through various means.

Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate.
Construction and works support (Designation TBD)

JOB CODE: REG2
  • Exposure to electrical engineering or civil engineering or works activities.
  • Clear and confident communicator with friendly demeanor
  • Comfort with a computer, MS Excel
  • Full-time
  • To assist in works acitivities in the campus. To assist in detailed planning, budgeting, execution, supervision etc

Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate.
Events management and logistics (Designation TBD)

JOB CODE: REG3
  • Minimum undergraduate degree
  • Interest and experience in event management; Familiarity with events related options and documentation.
  • Diligence and attention to details
  • Clear and confident communicator with friendly demeanor. Strong phone and email communication skills.
  • Comfort with a computer, email, MS Excel
  • Full-time
  • This role will be aligned with major programs of Venture Center like BRBC
  • Tasks include all logistics of event faculty/guests and participants, handling of registrations/ payments/ refunds, compiling feedback, event venue logistics, event delegate kits, document preparation, media etc.
  • This role involves travel and event management.

Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate.
Mass Spectrometry (Designation TBD)

JOB CODE: CAM1
  • Education and experience reflecting theoretical and hands-on (in-depth) experience with mass spectrometry techniques.
  • Preferably, PhD in Analytical Chemistry with a thesis focused on mass spectrometry
  • Clear communication skills and people management skills
  • Comfort with various relevant computing tools and methods
  • Orientation and interest in setting up and operating service facilities of use to industry and startups.
  • Full-time
  • To provide leadership for the Center for Applications of Mass Spectrometry (CAMS)


More info: http://cams.venturecenter.co.in/

B) Jobs on assignment basis

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Associate

JOB CODE: AST1
  • For students of architecture/ design/ commercial art
  • Develop a campus development plan with a contemporary outlook based on a need analysis and need forecasting
  • Create an attractive, artistic and easy to read campus map
  • Duration: 15 days
Associate

JOB CODE: AST2
  • For science graduates with interest in law/ government regulation
  • Compile and document various regulations related to technology products. Develop algorithmic flowcharts and develop a wiki equivalent of the same.
  • Duration: 2 months

2) Fellowships & internship: From time to time, Venture Center announces fellowships & internship opportunities for young people with science, engineering, intellectual property and/or management backgrounds through our website and also newspapers. Please see our announcements section for such announcements. Those very keen on such opportunities, can write to us at hr@venturecenter.co.inenquiring of such opportunities at any time.

C) Fellowships positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
RK Lagu Fellowships

JOB CODE: RKL1
See : RajendraLagu Fellowships for Technology Immersion See : http://venturecenter.co.in/fellowships/rlf/
For young and aspiring technology professionals to gain experience with Venture Center startups.
Visvesvaraya Fellowship

JOB CODE: VFS1
See : Visvesvaraya Fellowships for Engineering Students & Young Engineers See : http://venturecenter.co.in/fellowships/vf/
For young and aspiring technology professionals to gain experience in technology development and commercialization with an NCL scientist.
Previous fellowship/ internship opportunities at the Venture Center: SIIP Fellowships

If any particular type of fellowship/ internship opportunities interest you, feel free to write to us with your resume - we will inform you of any new similar opportunity.

D) Ongoing internship positions

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Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
NCL Research Foundation Technology Commercialization Intern

JOB CODE: INT1
  • Young engineers/ scientists with entrepreneurial dreams. Highly motivated. Ability to take risks.
  • Good understanding of technology, finance.
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Full-time
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Paid
To help create start-up companies based on science-led technology from NCL or to help advance technology closer to the market.
Mentor: An inventor scientist or Dr Vinita Panchanadikar
See: NCL RF Technology Commercialization Internship
Intern - Intellectual Property

JOB CODE: INT2
  • BE or MSc with PGD in IPR or Patent Law or IPR degree. Candidates already signed up for PGD will also be considered. Patent Agent qualification will be a plus
  • Full time
  • Fixed duration - 6 months
  • Paid/ unpaid
Contribute to projects and activities of the Intellectual Property Facilitation Center at Venture Center and learn in the process.
Location: IPFACE, Venture Center, Pune
Mentor: Ms Arachana Joshi, Patent Agent
More info: http://www.ipface.org
Intern - Intellectual Property

JOB CODE: INT3
  • BE or MSc with PGD in IPR or Patent Law or IPR degree. Candidates already signed up for PGD will also be considered. Patent Agent qualification will be a plus
  • Full time
  • Fixed duration - 6 months
  • Paid/ unpaid
Contribute to projects and activities of the Intellectual Property Group at NCL and learn in the process.
Location: IP Group, NCL
Mentor: Dr Nitin S Tewari
More info: http://www.nclinnovations.org
Intern - Innovation Management

JOB CODE: INT4
  • BE or MSc with PGD in IPR or Patent Law and / or MBA with definitive interest in technology management & commercialization
  • Full time
  • Fixed duration - 6 months
  • Paid/ unpaid
Contribute to the projects and initiatives of the Innovation Management Group at NCL. Understand technology evaluation, commercialization and new venture creation.
Location: Innovation Management Group, NCL Innovations, NCL
Mentor: Dr MageshNandagopal/ Dr V Premnath
More info: http://www.nclinnovations.org
Intern, Regulatory Information and Facilitation Center JOB CODE: RFC1
  • Education/ training in pharma/ biopharma/ biotech/ biomedical engineering
  • Masters candidate ( 2nd year preferred)
  • Strong interest in becoming a regulatory professional
  • Clear communication skills and people management skills
  • Comfort with a computer, MS Excel, WordPress
  • Full-time
  • Unpaid
  • To work closely with RIFC team and experts to help startups formulate their regulatory strategy
  • Collect, archive and document relevant regulatory documents.
  • Learn about medical products and other regulations via live projects.
  • More info: http://rifc.venturecenter.co.in
  • Note: This role is more suitable for a younger/ junior candidate

E) Summer student internship positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Summer Intern

JOB CODE: SUM1
  • Young engineers/ scientists - recent graduates or in training
  • Good understanding of technology, finance.
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Work closely with selected inventors in technology development and commercialization
Summer Intern

JOB CODE: SUM2
  • Students from Technology policy/ Economics/ Management
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Early stage venture financing landscape of India: Landscape and insights for policy (Build on http://funding.venturecenter.co.in)
Summer Intern

JOB CODE: SUM3
  • Students from Engineering with interest and experience in Makerspaces
  • Strong soft skills - ability to communicate, make pitches, inspire confidence.
  • Minimum 8 weeks
  • Full-time
  • Paid/ unpaid
Design, conduct and institutionalize prototyping (electronics, optics, coding, mechanical) workshops for school children and convey the excitement of inventions and model making. (Build on http://tinkeringlab.co.in)

3) Training & volunteering opportunities: From time to time, the Venture Center announces/offers training and volunteering opportunities for persons with backgrounds in science/engineering, business/ management and/ or intellectual property law. Occasionally training opportunities are announced in other areas as well. If interested, please write to us

F) Trainee positions

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Trainee - Lab

JOB CODE: TRA1
  • BSc/ MSc (Analytical Chemistry); BSc/ MSc (Biology)
  • Prior laboratory experience and experience with analytical instruments will be a plus.
  • Full time
  • To work closely with Lab Manager to run laboratory facilities and analytical techniques. To contribute to laboratory projects, initiatives and events. To work closely with Lab Managers and Scientific Advisors to operate projects and resource centers.

More information: http://www.venturecenter.co.in/lab.php

G) Volunteering Opportunities

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Volunteer

JOB CODE: VOL1
  • Passion
  • Specialist skills
  • Can work independently


Associating with volunteers does require a certain level of in-kind commitment of resources from Venture Center. In this context, Venture Center can accommodate only a few volunteers at any given time.
Volunteering opportunities exist in:
  • Planning and executing events of interest to the ecosystem.
  • Develop databases and useful resources for mentoring entrepreneurs.

Venture Center is a non-profit and a charitable organization. More information: http://www.venturecenter.co.in

H) Continuing requirements:

Besides this, Venture Center is continuously looking for suitable candidates for full-time a) managerial roles relating to technology commercialization, government funded schemes for innovators and general business development (needs science or engineering backgrounds) and b) general management roles (needs strong company administration, HR, financial management, contract management talents).

The above positions will be filled up only if suitable candidates are found.

How to apply: Applications are received online. Please apply here
If you have any doubts or queries, write via email to hr@venturecenter.co.inwith your questions.

General requirements and expectations from Venture Center employees:
  • Venture Center is a non-profit organization with aims to benefit society by promoting entrepreneursstart-ups. Thus, Venture Center seeks employees and consultants who have a strong interest and passion in seeing technology innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups succeed, and have a strong "service" ethos.
  • A strong feature of Venture Center jobs is the rich learning environment and opportunity provided to employees to experiment, take initiative and be creative. The work of most employees has visible impact which can be satisfying. All employees benefit from access to high quality facilities and work environments. Compensation packages can be flexible but are often conservative due to Venture Center's non-profit status.
  • General requirements include: a) strong ethical standards and work ethics, b) comfort with computers, computer applications and internet, c) strong communication skills - spoken and written.
  • Venture Center's working hours are 9am - 6.00 pm (Monday to Saturday) and are designed to keep operations of Venture Center convenient for the start-ups, entrepreneurs, inventors and others that the organization serves. Managers in certain functions are provided the opportunity to avail of flexible hours. All jobs are located at Pune, Maharashtra, India.


About Venture Center:
The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is the trademark of Entrepreneurship Development Center, a not-for-profit company, based in Pune. For more information, go to http://www.venturecenter.co.in

The Venture Center also provides challenging learning and growth opportunities for employees, consultants, trainees/interns and volunteers/ honorary staff. (Statistics as of March 2019):

HR summary by Type of Engagement
(as of 1st Mar 2019)

Type of engagement Number
Regular employees 29
Consultants 06
Volunteers, Sr. Fellows, Fellows,Interns 08
TOTAL 43


HR summary by Roles
(as of 1st Mar 2019)
Roles Number
Leadership 08
Operational 27


HR summary by Gender
(as of 1st Mar 2019)
Gender Number
Female 32
Male 11
TOTAL 43


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