Bruker Corporation

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Head of Research & Development (m/f)

Head of Research & Development (m/f)

Req. # 
2017-5556
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
DE-BW-Heidelberg
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Posted Date 
12/19/2017

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Overview

As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

 

Luxendo was founded a as spin-off of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in 2015. The company develops and manufactures proprietary light-sheet fluorescence microscopy instruments based on the licensed SPIM (Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy) technology.

SPIM microscopes avoid sample phototoxicity by sequentially illuminating a stack of small slices of the organism, allowing scientists to observe living organisms for an extended / longer period without photo damage. Within two years, three different microscope systems were developed and launched, addressing various applications in live cell imaging. All products are being distributed and supported in all relevant global scientific markets.

Luxendo is part of the Bruker Fluorescence Microscopy (FM) Business Unit since May 2017 and is headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. We are an international, driven and energetic / lively team and search for / are looking for people in various functions to help executing our ambitious growth plans.

Responsibilities

Full responsibility for company's R&D programs:

  • Leading a group of 7 Scientists and Engineers 
  • Collabortating with scientifc advisors on technology and product roadmap
  • Screening of new relevant technologies for company's product and technology portfolio
  • Extending and maintaining company's IP portfolio in collaboration with applications
  • Planning and controlling of R&D budget
  • Reporting on and controlling of R&D projects
  • Activ member of the Luxendo Management Team
  • PArticipating in company's strategic development

Qualifications

  • PhD in physics or related relevant scientific disciplin
  • Several years of experience in equivalent position
  • Experience in high-end optics hardware and software product development
  • Understanding complex system architecture in optics, mechanics, electronics and software
  • Project and program management expertise
  • Well developed leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent English skills