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Head of Application Lab – Design Research Lab


Do you want to be part of a visionary team changing of the foundations for our sustainable living in the future? Do you want to be part of a visionary team designing the way we live sustainably in the future? Are you driven by passion for a greater vision and researching what will be possible?


Then join us!


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




  • The opportunity to shape a greener future for our planet
  • Being part of building a start-up company from scratch
  • Comprehensive training in a challenging and varied field of activity
  • Space to work independently, flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Regular feedback meetings and a wide range of development opportunities
  • Open and dynamic corporate and communication culture
  • Flexible working hours due to a permanent employment contract
  • Remote working and the latest technical equipment
  • Attractive performance-related renumeration
  • Company-sponsored pension scheme
  • A great canteen (vegetarian/vegan options)
  • Support in case of a change of residence
  • Railcard50




  • 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.