Chief Scientist Optics (f/m) in Heerbrugg, Switzerland at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 5/23/2018

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Job ID: LEI003914

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.  Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements.

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  • Combine market requirements with technical solutions for highly innovative product concepts

  • Implement product specification in a fully dimensioned and tolerated imaging solution

  • Check primary documentation of optical components and systems

  • Evaluate prototypes and samples from series production, cooperating in the fault elimination and in the improvement of production processes

  • Continously improve the imaging development process

  • Observe and analyse relevant technology fields and implement feasibility studies

  • Promote internal Know-how, establish and maintain contacts with external experts

  • Create, evaluate and validate of new product ideas in early ideation phase

Job Requirements


  • Master / PhD degree in Photonics, physics, mathematics or similar field

  • 5 years of experience in product and/or technology development in the field of imaging/ photonics. Preferably in the development of imaging optical systems.

  • Ideally experience in digital imaging, development of optical systems and/or optical manufacturing technologies

  • Working knowledge with simulation tools (CodeV, Zemax, Matlab, Maple and similar)

  • Experience in microscopy

  • Excellent knowledge in English, in word and writing

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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