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Senior R&D Engineer - Life Science Technologies

WorkplaceAlpnach / Zürich, Switzerland
Occupation rate100%

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.


As senior R&D engineer in the section ’Sample handling and sensing’, you lead and contribute to applied research and development projects in the area of ’Life Science Technologies’ with an emphasis on cell and 3D cell model handling. Within the strategic objectives of the section, you propose game-changing ideas and promote them internally and externally. Finally, you contribute to business development and acquisition by preparing concepts and cost estimation for new customer leads.

Your mission

  • Manage significant projects or activities in in your field of expertise (i.e. resources, goals, issues, budget) and contribute to various projects (management of specific work packages, technical execution, problem-solving)
  • Contribute to the writing of offer (concept preparation, technical description) and project acquisition
  • Act as reference person in your area of expertise for the team by maintaining high level of expertise and being informed about the state-of-the-art
  • Pro-actively propose game-changing ideas about new research activities within the section roadmap
  • Communication
  • Promote CSEM activities in national and international conferences and exhibitions
  • Maintain and develop internal and external network


Your profile

You are a motivated Engineer with superior level of education (MSc, PhD is an advantage) in micro technology, bio-engineering, physics or similar with experience in the following topics:

  • Proven experience in the area of fluid handling with a focus on cell & organism handling
  • Experience of projects in an industrial setting is preferred
  • Experience in the area of laboratory automation is a plus
  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and principles across multiple disciplines
  • Out of the box thinking and innovative
  • Excellent team player, ability to collaborate with various internal partners across the organization
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present in an efficient way
  • Customer and results-oriented
  • Natural curiosity and ability/interest to deal with multidisciplinary activities
  • Analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Fluency in English, fluency in German is desired

We offer

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 opportunity employer.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.

Contact and Address

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via our job page .
Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.


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