Group Leader - Nanoscale Technology Group (F/M) 100%


Facing the Challenges of our time

Help us grow and be more impactful!

The Micro and Nano Systems Business Unit, based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland is looking for a business-savvy, inspiring and communicative Group Leader – Nanoscale Technology Group.

Your mission

Nanoscale Technology group is a key asset within the Micro and Nano System Business Unit.

With its portfolio of technologies, leading edge infrastructures and world-class expertise, the group plays a pivotal role in providing advanced solutions to the industrial sectors of Watchmaking, Aerospace, Life Science and Energy.

You will ensure an open, collaborative, and vibrant work environment to foster employee’s creativity and innovation spirit to the service of our customers. Thanks to your strong management experience and as member of the Business Unit management team, you will lead your group toward technical excellence, client centricity, continuous and sustainable growth.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop CSEM activities related to Nanoscale Technologies, with a primary focus on applications in surfaces, interfaces and sensing
  • Lead the technical activities of the group towards excellence by breaking current frontiers
  • Be responsible of the group financial performance and projects portfolio
  • Decisively contribute to the technology roadmap and project acquisition
  • Manage your team by defining team member’s annual objectives and appraisals, training needs, and providing support and guidance
  • Foster interactions and collaborations with industrial customers and research partners
  • Inspire the group creativity and foster a collaborative and open spirit
  • As company ambassador represent CSEM at events, workshops and conferences


Your profile


You are a motivated expert with sound management experience, holding either a MS or a PhD in Chemistry or Material Science other relevant technical domains with a proven track-record in the following fields:

  • Nanoscale science and technologies at the interface between physics and chemistry
  • In-depth surface and interface physics, chemistry and fabrication processes
  • Sensing technologies, including chemical detection and applications
  • Surface modification processes, surface functionalization, structuration and coatings in both liquid and vapor phase
  • General knowledge of micro- and nano-fabrication processes and methodologies, incl. DOE, SPC, Stage & Gate qualification
  • Nanoparticles, nanocomposites, material engineering: design / synthesis / characterization
  • Application of the developed processes and technologies in domains such as MEMS, sensors for health or environment monitoring, new devices for aeronautics / aerospace, watchmaking, energy and life science
  • Successful development and technology transfer into products or industrial applications are strong asset

Working in a multidisciplinary team is one of your strengths and your charisma allows you to lead a team towards achieving ambitious goals. With your relational, analytical and management skills, you are able to deal with complex situations.


Interpersonal skills

  • Inspiring and motivating personality with excellent listening skills and role model profile
  • Open-minded attitude, proactive and considered as a creative thinker
  • Natural curiosity that enables you to manage multidisciplinary projects
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present in an efficient way
  • Team player with an excellent communication and interpersonal skills to constructively interact with colleagues and partners
  • Fluency in English and French, German would be an asset

CSEM mission and values

Our mission is the development and transfer of innovative technologies to the Swiss industry. Our objective is to make an impact on our customers and on society at large in the fields of precision manufacturing, digital technologies and sustainable energy. Our strength is the excellence of our people, about 550 passionate specialists dedicated to innovation and technology transfer. We believe that strong values support the successful development of our organization as well as the harmonious and balanced development of all our employees.

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
  • A solar team focused on enabling solutions to energy challenges for a sustainable world

Working@CSEM means

  • being part of a passionate community
  • incredible flexibility, attractive working conditions, and great opportunities of development
  • benefit from a management style based on trust & feedback and that favors 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.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file via (CV, cover letter, certificates & diplomas) our job page.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.