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Senior R&D Engineer for laser technologies

WorkplaceNeuchâtel, North Romandie, Switzerland

Technologies that make the difference Help us grow and be more impactful!
The ’Laser & Quantum Tech’ group of our ’Systems’ Business Unit, based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, is looking for a business-savvy, inspiring and communicative

Senior R&D Engineer for laser technologies


With your strong experience in atomic clocks, lasers and laser-based systems, you will significantly
contribute to the development of industrial and academic projects in the field of atomic clocks and laser-
based instrumentation. You will also participate in project acquisition.

Your responsibilities
  • Project execution with technical work including simulations and laboratory work
  • Contribution to the launch of new activities through your scientific and technical creativity
  • Active participation in the acquisition of projects including:
    • Opportunities identification
    • Market knowledge
    • Technical state of the art awareness
    • Devising technical solutions for the customer
    • Proposing innovating solutions
    • Writing proposals


You are a motivated Engineer with either a MS or a PhD in in Physics or a relevant domain with a proven experience in a similar field. Working in a multidisciplinary team has been one of your motivations. In addition, you bring the following knowledge:
  • Lasers and laser-based systems
  • Laser stabilization and metrology
  • Atomic clocks
  • Nonlinear optics
  • TIme & frequency metrology
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Design, simulation (Python or other relevant software)
  • System integration skills

Interpersonal skills
  • Open-minded attitude, proactive and considered as a creative thinker
  • Natural curiosity that enables you to manage multidisciplinary projects
  • Team player with an excellent communication and interpersonal skills to interact constructively with our
    colleagues and partners
  • Fluency in English, French or German would be an asset CSEM’s mission and values Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to Swiss industry and our strength is the excellence of our people who are passionate about technologies and innovation.

We offer

We are
  • A unique place between research and industry at the cutting edge of new technologies
  • An innovative, non-profit and employee-driven company
  • A dynamic, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment

WorkingCSEM means
  • being part of a passionate community
  • large flexibility, attractive working conditions and great opportunities of development
  • benefitting from a management style based on trust & feedback and that favours a work-life balance

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity.

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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