Material Scientist in Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metal alloys Post-Doctoral position



Published10 April 2017
WorkplaceNeuchâtel, North Romandie, Switzerland
CategoryMicrotechnics / Electroengineering
PositionSenior Researcher / Postdoc
Duration2 years

CSEM is a private research, technology and innovation center specializing in microtechnology, microelectronics, system engineering and renewable energy systems. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made innovative solutions. Our strength is the excellence of our people.

The “Material Science & Component Reliability” sector of the “Micro&Nano Systems” division is currently offering a:

Material Scientist in Additive Manufacturing (AM) of metal alloys
Post-Doctoral position for 2 years


The primary duty of this position will be to focus on understanding of AM process parameters on microstructure and mechanical behavior. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong background in topology optimization, additive manufacturing and material characterization. One of the current research focus of our group is on the fabrication of lightweight complex AM structures and evaluation of its mechanical properties.

The proposed position offers the following advantages:

  • Performing a multidisciplinary work in an industrial environment
  • Participating in an embedded projects
  • Working within a motivated and experienced project-team


  • A PhD in materials science, mechanical engineering or other related fields
  • Demonstrated expertise and research experience in topology optimization and additive manufacturing
  • Experience in mechanical testing and materials characterization
  • Experience in programming in MATLAB, C/C++ and in various CAD and FEA software packages, especially SolidWorks and Inventor
  • Ability to work autonomously, but willing to perform and develop within a team
  • Creative and innovative personality
  • Fluency in English and/or French
  • Experience in using AM system will be seen as a plus
  • At least two years’ experience in the formulation and development of novel materials, ideally within the additive manufacturing.

We offer

CSEM offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary work environment with the opportunity to work with leading Swiss and international companies. You will have the opportunity to benefit from a multicultural company which clearly promotes an employee-driven culture. CSEM is an equal opportunities employer.


We look forward to receiving your complete application file at, mentioning ref. T743.2017-37 in the subject. Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.

CSEM Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA
Human Resources ¦ Jaquet-Droz 1 ¦ P.O. Box ¦ CH-2002 Neuchâtel
Phone : +41 32 720 5111 ¦ ¦
In your application, please refer to
and reference  JobID 36065.