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Associate Director, External Funding

Company: Praxair, Inc.
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company, please visit our website at


Maximizes value that the firm is getting from technology by leveraging external resources to accelerate development, including soliciting funding from government agencies and other external parties within the US and Canada.

  • Identify and coordinate the response to Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) relevant to strategic technology programs and ensure application compliance with FOA requirements
  • Network and maintain relationships with officials from funding bodies. Promote interests with funding agencies so FOA scope incorporates Linde priorities.
  • Support establishment of internal processes for preparing, approving and submission of external funding opportunities. Work to identify synergies between different parts of the organization.
  • Encourage at least one submission by each R&D director annually, including earlier stage technologies and collaborations with universities, national labs, and startups and periodically support forecasting of public funding projects. Engage organizations outside of Technology, (eg PST, COE, LE) to understand their needs for external funding support.
  • In collaboration with government relations, set and execute strategy for technology R&D advocacy in US Congress, and support government relations communications on technology-related issues.
  • Leverage relationships with key national labs, universities, research institutions and other potential partners in support of current and future collaborations and recruiting. Understand capabilities of same to be able to quickly provide recommendations on opportunities.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7 or more years of relevant industry experience
  • Effective consulting, presentation and relationship building skills to effectively communicate technology programs
  • Action oriented, self-motivated, and organized to anticipate business needs and achieve goals
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint


  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Finance or Business
  • 10 or more years of relevant industry experience
  • Knowledge of relevant funding regulations and programs in the USA and Canada (national, state-level), knowledge about funding programs in other geographies is considered a plus

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Praxair, Inc., Tonawanda , Associate Director, External Funding, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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