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Head of Application Lab – Design Research Lab



Do you want to be part of changing the foundations for our sustainable lives of tomorrow and are you very good at motivating yourself?

Then come and join us!

The Technikum Laubholz is a newly founded non-university top-level research institution for the development and transfer of innovative processes and products from hardwood and other renewable raw materials for industry in Baden-Württemberg and beyond.



  • The opportunity to help shaping the green future of our planet
  • The opportunity to help building a start-up company
  • Comprehensive training in a challenging and varied field of activity
  • Independent work with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Regular feedback meetings and a wide range of development opportunities through needs-based training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working hours and a permanent employment contract
  • Mobile working and modern technical equipment
  • Attractive performance-related remuneration
  • Company-sponsored pension scheme
  • Open and dynamic corporate and communication culture
  • Subsidised canteen meals and free hot and cold drinks
  • Railcard50
  • Support in the event of a change of residence
  • Parking spaces directly in front of the company buildings



  • Establishment of a new department with international specialists for product development
  • Personnel recruitment, management and promotion
  • Coordination and timely implementation of project orders
  • Optimisation of internal processes and interfaces
  • Responsibility for compliance with legal regulations in his/her department
  • Processing the department’s invention disclosures
  • Data protection coordination for the department
  • Reports to the Scientific Executive Board
  • Networking with the world of users



  • University degree in technical marketing, materials science, business development
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in industry
  • Experience in product development and launching products into markets
  • Profound knowledge in human resource management, process management, innovation management
  • Worldwide network to users in various market segments
  • Constantly on the cutting edge of innovative product development
  • Start-up experience, business plan and market entry concepts
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills
  • A high degree of self-motivation and independence
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others
  • Creative and radical approaches to solutions as well as rethinking new value chains
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Flexible, maximum open-mindedness for new things

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Das Technikum Laubholz ist eine neue unabhängige außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtung. Wir entwickeln innovative und hochwertige Anwendungen für Laubholz. Differenzierung durch Innovation, Nachhaltigkeit, Individualisierung und Konzentration auf höchste Wertschöpfung.