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Research Administration Manager [ref. 1908-340-DSSPF]

NEC Laboratories Europe has an immediate opening for a
Research Administration Manager


for the administrative and scientifc support of group management tasks.


NEC is a leading global manufacturer and service provider of telecommunication, computer and electronic devices, which brings together and integrates technology and expertise to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow. Every day, its innovative solutions for society contribute to greater safety, security, efficiency and equality, and enable people to live brighter lives. NEC collaborates closely with partners and customers around the world, orchestrating each project to ensure all its parts are fine-tuned to local needs. This challenging mission is captured by the slogan “Orchestrating a brighter world”.
NEC maintains a worldwide network of subsidiary companies, which includes operations in Europe where NEC performs various sales, manufacturing and R&D functions. Today, NEC Europe has more than 20 branches and subsidiaries throughout Europe, employing approximately 1000 personnel, located across Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

NEC Laboratories Europe located in Heidelberg, Germany was established in 1994 with special emphasis on meeting the needs of NEC’s European customers. It conducts research, development and standardization on cutting-edge ICT technologies while creating innovative social solutions. Current topics include 5G networks, data science, artificial intelligence, IoT platforms, software-defined networking, blockchain, and IoT security. These technologies will advance NEC’s Solutions for the Society, including areas such as lifeline and communication infrastructures, safer cities and public services. For additional information, please visit our website at:

We enhance the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) systems by combining logic and deep learning. Our research overcomes restrictions of deep learning to low-dimensional data structures. Enhanced with representation learning methods, we apply deep learning to systems of high complexity with improved prediction accuracy, high scalability, and with a performance suited for low-latency applications.

We target to address the performance and scalability of machine learning platforms by accelerating learning and inference of neural networks as well as by providing optimized resource allocation for data-dependent workloads ion heterogeneous computing environments.

With this, we open up new business and government applications including personalized advertising, retail optimizations, financial predictions, health monitoring and public safety infrastructure planning.


You will be working at the intersection of science and administration in close cooperation with the General Manager of the Data Science and System Platform Research Division on the following topics:

  • HR: supervision and development of employees soft skills (communication, organization, teamwork); support in hiring new staff, performance evaluation of employees
  • Finance: projects allocation, reporting and financial planning / monitoring;
  • Legal: supporting various administration processes (e.g., research collaboration contracts,)
  • Organization: support of approval processes (e.g., vacation, travel, equipment purchase);

English is the working language of the laboratories. Initially the position is limited to 2 years.


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A true interest and initiative in managing and achieving efficiency in processes by bridging administration and science;
  • Problem solving orientation:demonstrated records of analysis and successful implementation of improvements;
  • Project management: financial planning, monitoring and reporting;
  • Knowledge management: efficient handling of information and resources within a commercial organization
  • People, teamwork and communication skills: ability to communicate well and to articulate complex concepts to cross functional audiences;
  • Organization: handle efficiently concurrent tasks;

A Candidates with experience of working in a research environment and dealing with research projects (e.g., in the context of EU funding schemes) will be preferred.

Please send your application by 31st, December 2019 electronically via the applications web system with reference to [1908-340-DSSPF].

Dr. Saverio Niccolini / General Manager /
Data Science and System Platform Division

Job function
Information Technology; Research&Development

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