The high-tech activities of CSEM range from applied research to the development of industrial products. The high degree of expertise of our staff is our strength. CSEM, Centre Suisse d’ Electronique et de Microtechnique (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology), founded in 1984, is a private research and development center specializing in microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, system engineering and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and technological expertise derived from applied research. With a view to enhancing the management of our Microsystems Technology division, we are seeking a charismatic person with natural leadership ability to take up, the position of
Division Head, Microsystems Technology
You are responsible for defining and communicating the strategic direction of the division and its areas of activity together with the head of the MEMS program. On the one hand, your job will be to guide and manage a team of around 40 staff, directing and motivating them to achieve their objectives. On the other hand, you will be in charge of the division’s operations, including setting and monitoring its budget. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the business and the portfolio of projects, as well as for project set-up, purchasing and negotiating the main contracts. You will cooperate with other divisions in CSEM, as well as with our academic and industrial partners in Switzerland and Europe.
You are an EPF (or equivalent) Engineer in microtechnology, physics or material sciences (PhD level welcome), supported by proven experience in an area relating to microsystems (knowledge of the watch-making industry is an asset). You have a meticulous approach to your work and are able to listen and instil confidence in your team. You enjoy taking on challenges, keep a cool head under pressure and have a definite results-oriented approach to your work. You have a good command of English and French. The knowledge of German is a plus.
CSEM offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary work environment with the opportunity to work with leading Swiss and international companies. If you are ready to devote your energies to a challenging position, you will have the opportunity to benefit from excellent social security conditions and to evolve within a multicultural company which clearly promotes an employee-driven culture. We look forward to receiving your application which you may send to jobs [a] csem[.]ch or by mail to our headquarters: CSEM Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA Human Resources Rue Jaquet-Droz 1 P.O. Box CH-2002 Neuchâtel Tel. 0041 (0)32 720 5111 Fax 0041 (0)32 720 5700