Careers

Have you ever wanted to work with cutting-edge technology involving both engineering and biology? Do you enjoy working in an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive team, be it marketing, operations, research, or product development? 

Then we might have a position for you. Join us in innovating the future of electrophysiology for drug discovery and basic research.

Please have a look at the job openings listed below or send your inquires directly to hr@mxwbio.com.

Open Positions


Process Engineer (100%)

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At MaxWell Biosystems, we market and sell cutting-edge electrophysiology platforms that enable scientists in pharmaceuti-cal industries, contract research organizations, and academia around the world to characterize the function of neurons and the effect of compounds. Our solutions include hardware, software, data analysis, and assay development using cell cul-tures. We produce and sell laboratory instruments and consumables required for the usage of these instruments.

As a Process Engineer, you are responsible for optimizing production processes and improve the assembly line of MaxWell’s products. You know how to implement and modify production relevant documents such as work instructions and produc-tion tracking. You skillfully use these tools to enhance the overall yield and production output. Further you are involved in our supply chain management and procurement of product components.

Your Responsibilities

  • Evaluation and development of production processes
  • Optimize and validate production, drive yield improvements, determine root cause in case of quality issues and develop and implement corrective actions
  • Utilize structured problem-solving techniques for example design of experiments (DoE) and perform DFMEA
  • Improve assembly and perform testing of our products
  • Responsible for quality assurance of incoming parts and final products
  • Write process documentations and teach production workers
  • Involved in supply chain management and procurement
  • Work in close cooperation with our RnD team on new products

Yor Profile

  • Degree in engineering (Master or Fachhochschule), preferably with specialization in processes, microtechnology or me-chanical engineering
  • Ideally, three years of experience in process development, semiconductor (MEMS) industry or system assembly
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills (FMEA, DMAIC, etc.)
  • Working experience in a laboratory environment is a plus
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in system assembly
  • Knowledge in SQL, python, JIRA, are a plus
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Ability to work well organized, flexible, and independent in a team environment

Are you motivated, innovative and committed to delivering first-rate performance? Do you enjoy working in an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive team? Then we might have a position for you. Join MaxWell Biosystems in innovating the future of electrophysiology for drug discovery and basic research.

Marcel Suter looks forward to receiving your application documents (cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation and degrees including transcripts) by email at hr@mxwbio.com.


Software Engineer C++ Internship (6 months)

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At MaxWell Biosystems, we develop advanced instrumentation for neuroscience and life sciences applications. Our instruments consist of custom-designed CMOS-based sensor devices, a recording system with FPGAs and our soft-ware suite MaxLab Live. Our technology is used for drug discovery and for basic research.

Our sensors produce several 100 MB/s data which need to be analyzed and visualized by our software in an online manner. We are now implementing various data analysis and visualization routines to enhance user experience of our customers and to help them improve their research and drug discovery applications. For these activities we are seeking a highly motivated software engineer to help us on the backend to improve data processing and/or on the frontend with the user interface for data analysis and visualization.

Your Profile

  • Studies in computer science, electrical engineering, biology or related field
  • Experience with C++ (C++11 and beyond) and Linux
  • Enjoy working with Python
  • Enjoy working in an interdisciplinary and international team
  • Enjoy pushing technology to its limits

You Get

  • Working with cutting-edge technology
  • Working on a modern C++11 code base
  • Freedom to come up with and work on your own ideas
  • Be part of a fast-paced technology startup at the intersection between biology, engineering and data science

Are you motivated, innovative and committed to delivering first-rate performance? Have you ever wanted to work with cutting-edge technology involving both engineering and biology? Do you enjoy working in an international, mul-tidisciplinary, and interactive team? Then we might have an internship for you. Join MaxWell Biosystems in innovat-ing the future of electrophysiology for drug discovery and basic research.

Jan Müller looks forward to receiving your application documents by email at hr@mxwbio.com (cover letter, CV).


Scientific Sales Representative (100%)

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At MaxWell Biosystems, we market and sell cutting-edge electrophysiology platforms that enable scientists in pharmaceuti-cal industries, contract research organizations, and academia around the world to characterize the function of neurons and the effect of compounds. Our solutions include hardware, software, data analysis, and assay development.

As a Scientific Sales Representative, you will have the unique opportunity to establish a strong network among scientists in pharmaceutical companies and academia around the world working on drug discovery using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and organoids. You will experience and learn first-hand about the research goals that drive our customers and the corresponding experimental needs, and you will be responsible to report customer feedback to product managers at Max-Well Biosystems. In this position, you will focus on achieving the business objectives of MaxWell Biosystems by identifying potential customers, introducing them to our products, and working with them towards purchase of systems and recurring consumables, with emphasis and care on providing the optimum products and solutions for their research needs.

Your Responsibilities

  • Identify new potential customers via prospecting, phone calls, setting up appointments, and product presentations
  • Qualify and follow-up on leads generated by Marketing activities
  • Advance and close business opportunities
  • Develop and propose strategic sales plans towards achieving targets and objectives, as aligned with the Sales and Marketing plans
  • Represent MxW at conferences and trade shows
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with current and prospective customers
  • Develop deep understanding of our products and various applications to be able to consult, recommend, and sell products and solutions to prospective and current clients that best meet their needs
  • Document all communications and customer feedback in the CRM
  • Coordinate with our customer success and product management team regarding feedback from the field
  • Report directly to our VP Marketing and Sales

Your Profile

  • BS/MS degree in fields related to life science / bio engineering
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus
  • 1-2 years of experience in the laboratory
  • Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Willingness to travel ~50%
  • Customer-centric and aware of markets, trends, and competitors
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)
  • Knowledgeable in the field of iPSC and organoids is a plus 🙂
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, self-motivated and proactive person, with high level of drive to capture all business opportunities
  • Proven ability to work independently and within a dynamic, international team environment
  • Fresh graduates will be considered

Are you motivated, innovative and committed to delivering first-rate performance? Do you enjoy working in an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive team? Then we might have a position for you. Join MaxWell Biosystems in innovating the future of electrophysiology for drug discovery and basic research.
Marie Obien looks forward to receiving your application documents (cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation and degrees including transcripts) by email at hr@mxwbio.com.


Customer Operations Representative (100%)

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The cutting-edge electrophysiology platforms of MaxWell Biosystems enable scientists in pharmaceutical industries, contract research organizations, and academia around the world to characterize the function of neurons and the effect of compounds. Our solutions include hardware, software, statistical analysis, and cell preparation protocols.

As a customer operations representative, you will ensure all operations related to MaxWell Biosystem’s customers and collaborative partners are running smoothly. You will develop a strong expertise in the areas of software, hardware, and microelectrode array applications to deliver effective solutions, which ensure customer success. You will build a strong network among biologists and neuroscientists in pharma and academia around the world. Within the Customer Success and Product Management team, you will also help streamlining and improving operational pro-cesses, thus contributing to a greater customer experience.

Your Responsibilities

  • Process and monitor the status of inquiries and orders
  • Communicate to and directly support MaxWell Biosystems customers
  • Maintain and update customer relationship management (CRM) system
  • Troubleshoot customer issues and provide prompt and appropriate solutions
  • If needed, internally coordinate customized solutions with the different departments
  • Observe and continuously improve support-related processes
  • Actively contribute to and maintain our internal knowledge base
  • Collect and internally communicate customer feedback and requests
  • Ensure a positive customer experience by providing regular updates and clarification

Your Profile

  • Degree (BSc / MSc) in engineering, biotechnology, or computer science
  • An agile and proactive approach, with a demonstrated ability to take ownership of customer issues
  • Good technical understanding of software- and hardware-related topics
  • Strong listening and communication skills; experienced in interacting with scientists is a plus
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to develop, execute and improve internal processes
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English, other languages (e.g. Chinese or Japanese) are an advantage
  • Experience working with neuronal cell cultures and/or neuronal electrophysiology is a strong plus
  • Knowledge in the field of microscopy, biomedical devices or neuroscience is a plus
  • Proven ability to work both independently and within a team environment

Are you motivated, innovative and committed to delivering first-rate performance? Do you enjoy working in an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive team? Take your next career step at MaxWell Biosystems and join us in innovating the future of electrophysiology for drug discovery and basic research.

David Jäckel looks forward to receiving your application documents (cover letter, résumé, letter of recommendation and degrees including transcripts) until December 10th by email at hr@mxwbio.com.


Field Application Scientist (100%)

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The cutting-edge electrophysiology platforms of MaxWell Biosystems enable scientists in pharmaceutical industries, contract research organizations, and academia around the world to characterize the function of neurons and the effect of compounds. Our solutions include hardware, software, and data analysis. As a field application scientist, you will be our expert in the various applications of our products and will be a key representative of MaxWell Biosystems to our current and prospective customers. You will be involved in sales and support activities, offering the best solutions to the needs of our users. You will prepare presentations of our products, perform demos in front of clients using their biological samples, and increase product sales by convincing customers to buy our products.

Your Responsibilities

  • Identify, approach, and communicate with potential customers; perform product presentations and demos
  • Identify, advance, and close business opportunities
  • Represent MxW at conferences and trade shows
  • Manage sales contracts and customer contacts
  • Handle system demos, installations and trainings, both onsite and remotely
  • Communicate all relevant customer information, including product and/or customer experience to Product Management, Application Development, Sales, and Marketing, keeping CRM up-to-date with customer information and interactions
  • Travel for sales and support, whenever necessary and possible; provide technical and applications assistance, troubleshooting support to customers in the field
  • Report directly to our VP Marketing and Sales

Your Profile

  • MS/PhD degree in fields related to neuroscience / stem cell biology
  • Several years of laboratory experience with microscopy / electrophysiology preferred; with microelectrode arrays – a plus
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus
  • At least 3-years experience as a Field Application Scientist or in a similar position at a microelectrode array company
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, experienced in interacting with scientists
  • Willingness to travel ~50%
  • Customer-centric and aware of markets, trends, and competitors
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)
  • Good understanding of scientific results and statistical analysis
  • Knowledgeable in the field of iPSC and organoids is a plus, having an established network in this field is a huge plus 🙂
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, self-motivated and proactive person
  • Proven ability to work independently and within a team environment

Are you motivated, innovative and committed to delivering first-rate performance? Do you enjoy working in an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive team? Then we might have a position for you. Join MaxWell Biosystems in innovating the future of electrophysiology for drug discovery and basic research.

Marie Obien looks forward to receiving your application documents (cover letter, resume, publication list, letter of recommendation and degrees including transcripts) by email at hr@mxwbio.com.


Senior R&D Engineer (100%)

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At MaxWell Biosystems, we develop advanced instrumentation for neuroscience and life sciences applications. Our instruments consist of CMOS-based sensors integrated into custom plastic well-plates, a recording system with electromechanical components and FPGAs, as well as software for data acquisition and analysis. We are looking for a senior R&D engineer to strengthen our team and to help us develop the next generation of our instruments.

Your Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute R&D projects
  • Design and assembly of prototypes, with focus on mechanical and material aspects
  • Independent execution of systematic tests
  • Optimise products for manufacturability
  • Qualify products for market launch
  • Monitoring and evaluation of process-relevant key figures
  • Documenting test methods, results, and project progress
  • Reporting to CTO

Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in material science, mechanical engineering, process engineering, biomedical engineering, micro technology, or a related field
  • 3 years or more industry experience
  • Experience with CAD tools
  • Experience with test engineering is a plus
  • Good understanding of technical systems
  • Solid programming experience (e.g. Python and git)
  • Experimental skills and enjoy hands-on tasks
  • Broad technical expertise and experience in the field of measurement technology
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment

Are you motivated, innovative and committed to delivering first-rate performance? Have you ever wanted to work with cutting-edge technology involving both engineering and biology? Do you enjoy working in an international, mul-tidisciplinary, and interactive team? Then we might have a position for you. Join MaxWell Biosystems in innovating the future of electrophysiology for drug discovery and basic research.

Jan Müller looks forward to receiving your application documents (cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation and degrees including transcripts) by email at
hr@mxwbio.com.


Software Engineer C++ (100%)

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Our technology consists of a custom-designed application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), an FPGA-based data acquisition platform, and our software suite MaxLab Live. Our technology generates vast amounts of data when electrically imaging neuronal tissue. Such data needs to be processed, analyzed, and visualized online during operation. Additionally, our customers, working in drug discovery and neuroscience, want to focus on their pharmaceutical and scientific questions, which requires abstracting and hiding the technical complexity while still providing sufficient flexibility to adapt the application to their specific needs. Our customers are already using our software for their research worldwide, and we are now working on implementing new data analysis algorithms, customer feedback, and streamlining usability. For this, we are seeking a highly motivated software engineer to join our team and implement this challenging task.

Your Responsibilities

  • Improve and further develop our graphical user interface
  • Develop and support our performance critical data acquisition and analysis software platform
  • Design and implement software APIs, and work with application scientists to optimize software interfaces
  • Work in a multidisciplinary environment, understand customer needs, continuously improve user experience

Your Profile

  • Master’s degree or PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or a comparable education
  • Strong programming skills in C++, familiarity with latest C++ standards (C++11 and beyond)
  • Experience with GUI programming (Qt), network programming, server client applications
  • Interest in the field of neuroscience and biotechnology
  • Knowledge in Linux OS and scripting with bash and Python
  • Experience with some of the following topics is also a plus:
    • Experience with computational algorithm development and image and signal processing
    • Experience with data analysis and visualization
    • Experience in UI/UX design with Qt (and OpenGL)
    • Knowledge in hardware, electronics, and embedded software

Are you motivated, innovative and committed to delivering first-rate performance? Have you ever wanted to work with cutting-edge technology involving both engineering and biology? Do you enjoy working in an international, mul-tidisciplinary, and interactive team? Then we might have a position for you. Join MaxWell Biosystems in innovating the future of electrophysiology for drug discovery and basic research.

Jan Müller looks forward to receiving your application documents (cover letter, resume, letter of recommendation and degrees including transcripts) by email at hr@mxwbio.com.


Other Internships

We are interested in motivated individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including Biotechnology, Engineering, Computer Science, Sales and Marketing. For topics, contact us directly at hr@mxwbio.com.

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