Business Manager—Program Team

Cyclotron Road is a groundbreaking fellowship program that supports hard science innovators as they advance their ideas from concept to viable first product. Our goal is simple: allow innovators to mature their ideas to the point where they can align with the most suitable commercial partners. We currently support 28 innovators across 21 companies, all developing hard technologies with the potential for transformative impact on the energy sector.

Cyclotron Road is managed as a partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Activation Energy, an independent not-for-profit organization. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, DARPA, the California Energy Commission, and a number of the world’s most influential corporations and philanthropies.

The Business Operations Manager will support the business operations of Activation Energy, including grant management, budgeting and financial administration, board-level communication and support, contract management, procurement, and human resource activities.  We are looking for a diligent, detail-oriented, and hard working business administrator to drive operational efficiencies and excellence within our organization. The Business Operations Manager will be hired as a full time employee of Activation Energy with competitive salary and full benefits.

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About Cyclotron Road and Activation Energy

Cyclotron Road is an innovation program based in Berkeley, CA, where it operates the world’s first entrepreneurial research fellowship. As Cyclotron Road Fellows, top innovators are embedded at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two years while they advance a project with the potential for global impact. Since 2015, Cyclotron Road has awarded more than $10 million directly to 28 innovators, who have gone on to generate more than $30 million in early-stage funding to support their projects.

Cyclotron Road is managed as a partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Activation Energy, an independent not-for-profit organization. This partnership provides a platform for deep engagement with both public and private sector partners, allowing Cyclotron Road to more effectively address the most critical barriers facing our innovators as they move their ideas from lab the market. Cyclotron Road is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, DARPA, the California Energy Commission, and a number of the world’s most influential corporations and philanthropies.