Project manager R&D

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Project manager R&D


The Beam & Optics group (roughly 45 people) is one of the pillars of TEM Solutions, the Research and Development organization for Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). This team is committed to develop groundbreaking technologies and modules that enable us to deliver world-class TEM microscopes for our demanding markets and customers. With the ongoing developments in physics and industry, the requirements for optical performance of these TEM microscopes are continuously growing. Aligning well with Advanced Technology Development and several selected collaboration-partners our department is aspiring to convert the most promising technological concepts into real products for generating and guiding electron beams for imaging with near-perfect optical performance.

Our team members are very proud of their contributions to provide solutions for our customers that enable them to make our world cleaner, healthier and safer.


As a Project Lead you will be part of an enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team and be responsible to lead projects from conception towards introduction in the factory. The fields involved are electron optics, mechanical, electrical, software, manufacturing, service, sourcing etc. Based on the type of project this can be across multiple sites within Europe. You will typically run 2 to 3 projects or activities in parallel. You will be the spokesperson for your projects and will run your projects from start to finish. The decisions made by you and your teams will have direct business impact. The challenge of your project team will be to create technologically sophisticated products, meeting the needs of all your stakeholders, combining short term goals with long term needs. You will report directly to the manager of the Beam and Optics team.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the project scope within the agreed budget, timeline, product cost, quality.
  • Align the requirements – supported by a module architect – with multi-functional teams including marketing, sourcing, manufacturing and service.
  • Align to the development process and defined delivery schedules.
  • Implement review processes and set clear expectations around the key results of the project.
  • Manage project risks and stakeholder expectations.
  • Contribute to the engineering budgeting process by providing budgetary analysis and recommendations for projected systems development/design, enhancements/upgrades and competence needs.


The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:

  • Typically requires a University Degree in Physics, Engineering, Mechanics or related discipline.
  • Typically requires 5+ years of work experience, of which you have worked in an R&D environment preferably in a high-tech sector.
  • Ambition to lead sophisticated high-tech engineering projects through a defined project management process.
  • Ability to build consensus among key stakeholders that are not under your management control.
  • Strong communication skills are required due to the multi-functional nature of this role. An ability to communicate complex technical concepts to a variety of audiences is helpful in this role.
  • Ability to lead and assign specific tasks and build a constructive and cooperative working relationship.

We seek candidates that take initiative, are self-steering, self-confident and conceptual problem solvers. Besides being an excellent communicator, you’re a team player and can switch easily to any level in our organization. You have perseverance, are decisive and target driven with a quality-, cost- and time-focus. You combine a strong analytical view with a pragmatic approach and are able to flex yourself in a dynamic product development environment. You are value oriented and able to set and act according priorities at the same time.

About us

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them. Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an outstanding combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

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