Scientist - Optical Spectroscopy (f/m)
Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
vor 7 Tg.

DSM Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.

DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity.

DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

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The Challenge

Are you a talented Scientist with a broad interest and solid knowledge in analytical chemistry? Do you want to implement your skills and develop further our optical spectroscopy platform?

If you also thoroughly enjoy using scientific expertise to support innovation projects and competence development, then our position as Scientist -

Optical Spectroscopy (f / m) might be the ideal next step for you.

The indefinite position is a full-time assignment and based in Kaiseraugst. The ideal starting date would be 1st of February 2019 but can be discussed.

The Position

  • Run and shape further our optical spectroscopy platform (UV / VIS, NIR, RAMAN)
  • Design, plan and execute assigned projects applying state of the art scientific knowledge best practices and established procedures
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies and develop new procedures for problem solving and structure elucidation
  • Provide scientific expert support for global cross-functional innovation projects, marketing and production
  • Maintain and develop network with internal and external key experts
  • Build and maintain data backbone for the optical spectroscopy platform, extend in later phase to other technologies
  • Contribute to the competence development in Global R&D overall
  • Reporting of results to internal customers and at external conferences
  • The Ideal

  • Either a PhD in analytical chemistry (or related life sciences) or a MSc degree with at least 5 years of work experience in the relevant field
  • Sound knowledge in optical spectroscopy (UV, IR, RAMAN) and expertise in a complementary field such as NMR and / or LC-MS
  • Experienced in data sciences and tools (e.g. Matlab, R, data storage, exploration, mining, visualization, pre-processing and advanced statistics)
  • Experience with computerized lab environment (LIMS, CDS, electronic lab notebook, scientific databases, etc.)
  • Knowledge in reaction monitoring of organic reactions in an industry environment, and profound statistical expertise are an advantage
  • Open-minded personality and ability to evolve in a cross-functional environment
  • Strong team player with self-organizing skills and an independent way of working
  • Proficient command of English; German is a plus
  • The Reward

    Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world.

    Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-

    going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.

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