DECHEMA Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is a non-profit organisation comprising a network of experts, institutions and enterprises representing various disciplines. We foster the scientific exchange, identify and assess new technological trends, and accompany the deployment of research results in technical applications. DECHEMA has more than 5.800 personal members and member organisations.

DECHEMA runs the “Innovation Hub” of the International Sustainable Chemistry
Collaborative Center (ISC3, As core activity of the Innovation
Hub we are currently establishing a “Global Start-up Service - GSS” aiming at
the support of sustainable chemistry entrepreneurs on a global level.

In order to strengthen our GSS activities and to support our team we are looking
for a dedicated and engaged individual as

Innovation Manager Sustainable Chemistry (m/f/d)
The position is offered full time, but is initially restricted to a 2 year period.

ID number 70031


  • Coordinate the screening for new start-ups and recruitment for the start-up pool
  • Advise and support chemistry related startups and our network partners working with startups, with focus on the journey towards more sustainability
  • Evaluate the sustainability of chemical innovations, startups and their business concept and accompany the on-boarding of startups into our GSS 
  • Observe technological trends in terms of sustainable chemistry innovations
  • Support team members in international activities, fact-finding missions etc.
  • Support GSS activities incl. events and materials for start-ups


  • A strong background in chemistry at master or PhD level
  • Preferably in-depth knowledge and experience in green and sustainable chemistry
  • Experience in the management of international collaborations, projects and networks, facilitation of innovation processes, business support.
  • Fluency in English and German
  • Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity to deal with individuals from all over the world
  • Autonomous as well as team-oriented working mode
  • Team leading skills
  • High motivation to travel incl. intercontinental trips
  • Very good skills in MS Office, use of social media and communication tools


  • You will be part of a dynamic and motivated team of scientists
  • We offer a responsible and versatile position in an international environment, at an attractive salary
  • A number of voluntary benefits
  • Individual development possibilities
  • Flexible working hours
  • 30 paid vacation days
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