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.

Our business activities encompass publications, events, assessment studies, consultancy and project management in all fields of chemical technology, chemical engineering and biotechnology.


For the establishment of the “Innovation Hub” of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Center (ISC3, at DECHEMA we are looking for a dedicated and engaged individual to support our team as

Innovation Manager Sustainable Chemistry


The position is offered full time, but is initially restricted to a 3 year period.



  • Engage with a large international network in the field of sustainable chemistry including industrial, academic, finance and policy representatives and build-up collaborations for international innovation projects
  • Identify priority fields in sustainable chemistry and initiate and monitor corresponding research and innovation activities
  • Prepare and implement concepts for international innovation support and a mentoring process from research to entrepreneurship
  • Organise both physical and virtual innovation events such as entrepreneur workshops, brokerage events for collaboration matchmaking, start-up pitches etc.
  • Identify, describe and communicate/disseminate lighthouse projects and successful case studies in sustainable chemistry, incl. preparation of publications, presentations, website content


  • A background in chemistry, chemical engineering, business chemistry or economics, at master or PhD level
  • Knowledge in green and sustainable chemistry and sustainability assessment metrics
  • Preferably experience in facilitation of innovation processes, mechanisms for technology transfer or business support and financing for start-ups.
  • Fluency in English and at least solid basis in German
  • Strong communication skills and cultural sensitivity to deal with individuals from all over the world
  • Autonomous as well as team-oriented working mode
  • High motivation to travel incl. intercontinental trips
  • Very good skills in MS Office, use of content management systems for websites and webinar software 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


You want to become part of a dedicated, professional team and are willing to actively contribute to our success?

Please send your complete application documents including the date of your possible entry and your salary requirements to our Human Ressources Dept., (please integrate electronic application documents per e-mail into one pdf document.)

We look forward to receiving your application.

If you need further information please contact:

Dr. Andreas Förster at +49 69/7564-409 or

Dr. Alexis Michael Bazzanella at: +49 69/7564-343.



Innovation Manager Sustainable Chemistry
Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt

Dr. Alexis Bazzanella
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