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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


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A) Regular positions, full-time

Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
Executive – Intellectual Property Services

JOB CODE: VC/IP/01
  • Foundational degree in Biology / Microbiology / Biotech or related disciplines in sciences and engineering.
  • Experience of 2-5 years.
  • Preference will be given to registered Patent agents.
Employment status – Full Time
  • Engage with clients and partners requiring IP related services
  • Contribute to IP drafting and filing
  • Contribute to IP analytics, opinions and assessments
  • Contribute to IP awareness and training sessions
  • Contribute to interactions with academia and industry in offering other IP related services, agreements, etc
  • Contribute to preparing and maintaining mailing lists
  • Willingness to contribute to business development efforts for IP services
More info: See PDF
Sr. Executive Purchase and Assets

JOB CODE: VC/Admin/03
  • Minimum experience of 2 to 5 years
  • Graduation in any discipline.
  • Strong interest and skills in hands-on management of purchase/assets/stores
Employment status – Full Time

Procurement:
  • Develop a procurement strategy to reduce and contain costs; ensure that it is aligned with organizational objectives;
  • Monitor and enforce the company's procurement policies and procedures;
  • Plan for the purchase of equipment, services and supplies; after understanding requirements of each team;
  • Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed and as per communications from each team;
  • Evaluate and help select suppliers; Negotiate contracts; ensure excellent supplier performance;
  • Prepare budgets, cost analyses and reports;
  • Assist with the procurement process through the GEM portal. Understand the requirements of the portal and ensure Venture Center complies with the terms and conditions
Stores management:
  • Manage inventories and maintain accurate records;
  • Conduct periodic checks to ensure physical vs book quantities of items match. Report discrepancies if any
  • Ensure proper storage, issue, returns of stock of items
Assets management:
  • Streamline the assets management process, including, procurement, disposal, transfer, tagging, physical verification and maintenance
  • Ensure proper systems are in place for the accurate tracking of existing fixed assets and manage the periodic physical verification review process. Report discrepancies, if any
  • Ensure proper control and procedures for receiving / inspection and dispatch/ transfer of assets


  • More info: See PDF
    Associate – Cell Studio

    JOB CODE: VC/SI/03
    • M.Sc./PhD in Biology
    • 3+ years of hands on experience with Flow Cytometry and Confocal Microscopy techniques and related computational tools.
    • Should have an orientation suitable for hands-on lab experiments and interest in engaging with inventors/ entrepreneurs etc in a service mode.
    • Very strong interest and skills in hands-on work in lab management, equipment handling and maintenance of the same. Interest, orientation, willingness to learn, ability to learn fast will be more important than detailed prior experience.
    • Should have strong basic training in sciences; ability to quickly grasp inventions/ technology, visualize them and assess them
    • Interact with clients and understand their testing requirements
    • Responsible for sample preparation, data acquisition, data analysis using confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and software platforms (https://venturecenter.co.in/cellstudio/instruments.php)
    • Oversee and execute regular maintenance and repairs of instruments on need basis.
    • Participate in specification, purchase and installation of instruments/ equipment as well as design of new lab facilities as needed
    • Provide biological services involving animal cell studies.
    • Prepare test procedures, standard operating procedures (SOPs), data collection forms, progress reports and results.
    • Develop new biological study methods and standardized services.
    • Contribute to building scientific support systems and resources for VC incubatees including specific expertise
    • Conceptualise, plan and organise technical workshops with demos & hands on sessions


    More info: See PDF
    Engineer – Product Design & Prototyping

    JOB CODE: VC/SI/02
    • Qualification: BE/BTech Mechanical / Mechatronics Engineering
    • Experience: Minimum of 2 years’ experience
    • Skills required:2D and 3D Modeling (Catia V5/Solidworks/NX10),
    • Skills with added advantage: CNC Programming (2D/3D Programming for FANUC Controller and Haas Controller), 3D Printing, Matlab, Simulink, C Language, Java
    • 3D Modeling/2D drafting for POC/Prototype/ Product
    • 1-D Simulation using Matlab and Simulink
    • Perform design reviews
    • Transferring 2D/3D designs to the part by identifying tools, determining speeds, feed and writing the part program for CNC (2D + 3D Programming using SolidWorks CAM)
    • CNC Machine handling from set up to operation, producing quality parts and producing tools specific to engineering drawing and client standards.
    • Ability to translate concept/idea into
      • Mechanical documents and engineering drawings.
      • Engineering drawings and requirements into dimensions for production.
      • Requirements to programs mills and lathes by
        • Entering instructions, including zero and reference points
        • Setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches
        • Calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry
        • Proving part programs.
    • Planning machining by studying work orders, blueprints, engineering plans, materials, specifications, drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters. Interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances, cutting tool selection and assembly.
    • Working with CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) programs
    • Identifying and Communicate logistics issues that arise in the process of creating a part.
    • In depth knowledge of the latest equipment and techniques emerging in the industry.
    • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
    Experience in plastic injection moulding machine will be considered as advantage. This involves setting up and operating injection-moulding machines to cast products

    More info: See PDF
    Specialist - SPR

    JOB CODE: VC/CBA/02
    • PhD or Masters degree in life sciences/ Chemistry/ Bioprocess/ Engineering discipline with 3+ years of hands on experience in performing biomolecular interaction analyses using SPR
    • Candidates with experience in a service oriented set up are preferred
    • Though focus is on protein-protein interactions, having experience in protein-small molecule interaction analysis is a plus
    • Additional skills in characterization of biotherapeutics using binding assays (ELISA, etc) and biochemical and cell-based assays in 96 & 384 well microplate format is a plus.
    • Good communication, presentation and organizational skills are essential
    • Employment status - Full Time
    • Perform biomolecular interaction analyses of samples submitted by customers using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) which includes sample preparation, method optimization, data interpretation and report generation
    • Take responsibility of preparing standard operating procedures (SOPs), operation and maintenance of the equipment, and maintenance of inventory of reagents and supplies
    • Assist in pre-sales support through interaction with the prospective customers, understanding the requirements and preparation of proposals and post-sale customer support
    More info: See PDF
    Advisor for regulatory submissions with regard to Biopharma/QA

    JOB CODE: VC/QA/01
    • Relevant education
    • Experience in planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions for biopharma
    • Experience in QA in biopharma
    • Excellent communication and mentoring skills
    • He/she will be responsible for planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions for biopharma and QA.
    • Assists biopharma innovators in planning and compiling data for regulatory submissions
    • Support QA activities for Center for Bio Pharma Analysis (CBA)
    • For more info visit https://bioanalysis.in/
    More info: See PDF
    Asst Manager / Specialist – Regulatory Services

    JOB CODE: RIFC/QMS/01
    • Graduation/ post graduation in any discipline of Science/ engineering/ pharma or equivalent
    • Having at least 4-6 year of experience in QMS processes for medical devices and Certification in QMS or equivalent will be a plus.
    • Exceptional cases of pharma/ biopharma/ medical devices professionals with hands – on experience with regulatory approvals or process will also be considered
    • Designation will be commensurate with background and experience
    • Operate a regulatory advisory service for start ups
    • Develop capabilities and resources to provide guidance for regulatory requirements and certifications for medical devices, food and agriculture products
    • Work closely with experts, regulators etc to offer high quality advice
    • Provide regulatory inputs during the early stage prototype development
    • Undertake projects related to the certification of facilities as required
    • Undertake hands on regulatory support activities by building and operating a versatile clean manufacturing facility for start up
    • Create mechanisms to provide different certification services as and when necessary
    • Assist in Clean Room development and QMS for for the same
    • Maintain and update the RIFC website
    • Conduct workshops and trainings to familiarize start ups/ technology
    More info: See PDF
    Head- Technology Transfer Office

    JOB CODE: TT02
    • Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, science, or engineering
    • Minimum of Five year experience and proven track record driving innovation in a well-regarded corporate, consulting, or academic environment
    • Experience promoting technological transfer, innovation, and translational research of intellectual property
    • Experience developing and overseeing strategic plans to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in a complex organization
    • Business knowledge and negotiation skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication; strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; discretion and independent judgment
    • Knowledge of academic research methods
    • Professional certification/ qualifications in IP, business laws, academic tech transfer or technology licensing would be a plus
    • Location: Pune, Flexible
    In this role, the candidate will be responsible for business development including generating revenue, prioritizing portfolio of work, setting targets, pacing the team, engaging with and reporting to stakeholders and mentoring team members. The nature of tech transfer activities envisaged is similar to academic tech transfer offices (see for ex: http://www.autm.net)
    • Provide leadership for the TechEx.in and the TTO Hub project (Supported by NBM)
    • Recruit and manage a team of 10-15 team members
    • Take responsibility for delivering the commitments under TTO hub project
    • Design, Initiate, operate program relating to innovation management and technology venturing including:
      • Technology marketing
      • Tech transfer – Deal structuring, valuation, negotiations
      • Spin off and new venture creation
      • IP protection
      • Policies, institutional mechanisms and office support for R&D organisations for innovation management
      • Industry – Academia technology partnerships, research and contract management
      • Technology scouting and open Innovation
      • Awareness programs and trainings
    • Undertake other appropriate responsibilities as requested by the director
    More info: See PDF
    Tech transfer Trainee – TechEx.in

    JOB CODE: TT01
    • Should have a sound knowledge of IPR and related aspects
    • Ideal candidate will have a formal training in science stream (Graduate or post graduate)
    • Should have strong basic training in sciences; ability to quickly grasp inventions/ technology, visualize them and assess them
    • Will be expected to be a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision and efficiently deliver project goals.
    • Good communication skills especially in context of the proposed training programs.
    • Skills required: Ability to assimilate and understand scientific and technology disclosures
    • Technical and scientific information support: Contribute to building dedicated resources in academic and R&D institutions.
    • Identifying tech partners in academic/R&D organizations
    • Working closely with the faculties, management of R & D organization & Industry
    • Technology sourcing, patentability assessment
    • Promoting awareness of the importance of IP and other commercial issues in organization research

    B) Jobs on assignment basis

    Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
    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

    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 V. Premnath
    See: NCL RF Technology Commercialization Internship
    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) Short term student internship positions

    Role (Designation) Requirements and preferences Responsibilities
    Business Development Intern

    JOB CODE: INT03
    • Foundational degree in engineering or technology in chemical engineering, biotechnology, biomedical engineering etc
    • Interest in going into marketing and sales management roles in the future
    • Very strong communication skills, comfort with digital media and electronic communication tools, comfort with office applications and Google Workspace, data analytics will be a plus.
    • Any past experience in leadership activities in school, college etc will be a plus.
    • This role is suitable for engineers who wish to pursue MBAs or go into management roles in the future
    • Create and plan a targeted marketing and sales plan/campaign for
      • Scientific/ analytical services
      • Advisory services
    • Operationalize a sales funnel, create pipeline of leads, track using a sales dashboard
    • Create/ use marketing collateral and channels
    • Activity will involve use of email, phone calls, digital media etc
    More info: See PDF
    Intern

    JOB CODE: INT02
    • Bachelors in Engineering(Preferably Mechanical or Extc)
    • Freshers are encouraged to apply
    • Strong interest in technology development, Entrepreneurship
    • Prior experience in organizing workshops/ hackathons will be desirable
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail,
    Employment status – Internship
    Project: Hackathon for development of technologies for Defence Excellence
    • Support in conceptualising, planning and executing the Hackathon
    • Engage with mentors and participants from time to time
    • Design the publicity and promotion plan for the Hackathon
    • Arrange for consumables, tools, materials
    • Co-ordinate with various stakeholders as and when required.
    • Provide technology support during the hackathon
    More info: See PDF
    Short term 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
    Short term 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)
    Short term 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- Analytical Services

    JOB CODE: LAB/02
    • Qualification: M.Sc. (Biotech/Chemistry) / M. Tech. (Chemical/Biotech) 2nd year Candidates
    • Interest in engaging with industries/ start-ups etc in a service mode
    • Very strong interest and skills in hands-on work in lab management, equipment handling and maintenance of the same.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, persistence, and resilience
    • Following Good Laboratory Practices & EHS policies in the operations of the lab
    • Assist in performing analysis of samples by various analytical techniques- Thermal Analysis, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Elemental Analysis, Mechanical Testing (List of Analytical Facilities & Services at EDC: http://www.venturecenter.co.in /analytical/home /services/)
    • Maintaining and revising SOPs
    • Maintaining all lab records ( Lab Books, Log books , Calibration records, Equipment Booking Calendars, AMC schedules)
    • Maintaining Inventory of Spares/Consumables/Chemicals
    • Assist in Technical Workshops especially those with Hands-on sessions
    • To work closely with Lab Manager to run laboratory facilities and analytical techniques.
    More info: See PDF
    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 managerial roles relating to technology commercialization, government funded schemes for innovators and general business development (needs science or engineering backgrounds) 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 31 May 2022):

    HR summary by Type of Engagement
    (as of 1st June 2021)

    Type of engagement Number
    Regular employees 45
    Consultants 10
    NCL RF interns, SIIP Fellowship, Dr. Lagu Fellowship, Visvesvaraya Fellowship, other Interns 04
    Volunteers, Sr. Fellows 01
    TOTAL 60


    HR summary by Gender
    (as of May 31, 2022)
    Gender Number
    Female 41
    Male 15
    TOTAL 56


    HR summary by Roles
    (as of May 31, 2022)
    Roles Number
    Leadership 13
    Operational 43
    Interns/ Fellows00
    TOTAL 56


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