Business Developer Public Private Partnerships Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam

Business Developer Public Private Partnerships Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam

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Job description

Do you like building collaborative partnerships, initiating and managing public Private Partnership projects, between academia and private/societal partners? We are currently seeking a highly motivated Business Developer Public Private Partnerships for the Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA).

You will be part of a team of enthusiastic business developers at Innovation Exchange Amsterdam (IXA and IXA-GO), UvA-HvA office. You will perform your work with the researchers and staff connected to ACTA ( Your assignment in this position will be aligned with ACTA’s strategic directions in particular building on the relation between Oral and General Health (check these recently started projects, ACTA will be your primary workplace. Your work may include or shift to other research institutes in the future.

What will you do?
You will be responsible for building collaborative partnerships, initiating and managing public Private Partnership projects, between academia and private/societal partners. The main corresponding tasks are:
  • Identify and pursue new opportunities for sponsored research together with ACTA scientists in the field of oral health, with a focus on large scale collaborations.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including academics, industry and public partners, and potential funding bodies.
  • Support the development of complex partnerships, including negotiating collaboration agreements and managing project delivery.
  • Monitor market trends and developments in the field and identify opportunities for the organization to innovate and stay ahead of the curve.
  • Working closely with other members of the teams at ACTA including ACTA Dental Research BV as well as IXA/-GO to support the overall growth and success of the organization.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


We are looking for a candidate with the following profile:
  • Academic knowledge and intellectual skills equivalent to a Master’s or PhD level in dentistry, health care management, life sciences or other relevant field.
  • Several years of relevant working experience and proven track record in business development, contract research and/or project management
  • Strong interest in business/impact creation and a natural aptitude for identifying and pursuing new opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team,
  • Hands-on, with a strong ability to take ownership of projects and see them through to completion.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new situations, with a growth mindset and a desire to continue developing professionally.
  • Speak and write fluent Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

We offer an employment contract for the period of one year with a probationary period of two months. Upon positive evaluation and good performance, this will be continued in a permanent employment. The employment contract is for 32-38 hours per week (0.8 - 1.0 fte).

Your salary, depending on your relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between €3.974 to €6181 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. The annual salary will be supplemented with 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus and good fringe benefits. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.


Technology Transfer Office

IXA UvA-HvA is the service centre (also known as Knowledge Transfer Office) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) offering: valorisation support (business development, impact development, external collaborations and management of funds), grant advice, legal support for valorisation and research collaboration, event organisation and communication about knowledge transfer. IXA UvA-HvA has a team of more than 35 highly motivated professionals.

IXA is a cooperation of the Knowledge Transfer Offices of University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam University Medical Centre and VU Amsterdam.

ACTA is the partnership of the faculties of dentistry of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The Foundation for Special Dentistry and the Oral Health Education at InHolland University of Applied Sciences also use the building. Every day 300 patients are treated here, there are more than 900 students and more than 500 employees. ACTA’s contract research projects are managed by ACTA Dental Research BV.

ACTA’s research is divided into 3 research programs: Prevention and Public Health, Immunity and Oral Health, Regenerative and Reconstructive Dentistry with attention to various subjects. ACTA is ranked #2 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest range of courses. An intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 staff and 3,000 PhD students. Connected by a culture of curiosity. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad. The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions.

Curious about our organization and attractive fringe benefits such as a generous vacation plan and development opportunities? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam here.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €3974 per month
  • University graduate
  • 12199


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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