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


Senior 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. Due to its high spatial-temporal resolution, our technology can record data with unique features from in-vitro 2D and 3D neuronal cells, such as organoids, cultures of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), acute brain slices and more. Our solutions allow us to extract features at network-level, single-cell level, and subcellular level, enabling faster and more accurate phenotyping of cell lines and reliable assessment of drug effects.

To strengthen our scientific business development efforts and to further empower our customer to carry out cutting-edge in-vitro functional bioassays, we are now seeking for a highly motivated senior scientist with a background in neuroscience/electrophysiology and neural stem cell biology.

Your Responsibilities

  • Drive internal R&D projects using iPSCs, primary cells, etc. to develop and validate protocols, methods, and bioassays
  • Lead ongoing and new scientific collaborative projects with external partners in industry and academia
  • Identify, engage, and coordinate with collaborators for international/multisite scientific projects
  • Publish scientific methods, protocols, and results in white papers, tutorials, and posters at scientific conferences
  • Produce scientific content for our materials, such as brochures, presentations, website, etc.
  • Attend and present in international scientific conferences, webinars, and other events
  • Write scientific grant proposals and manage ongoing grant projects
  • Collaborate closely with our software and hardware team for product development
  • Collaborate closely with our marketing and customer care team for product launches and support
  • Train our sales and application scientists’ team on bio-related aspects of our products
  • Identify latest research on relevant applications of our products and communicate to internal stakeholders

Your Profile

  • PhD in neuroscience, electrophysiology, stem cell biology, iPSC technology or related
  • Strong publication record, including at least 2 first-author publications in top peer-reviewed journals
  • Several years of laboratory experience with microscopy and electrophysiology preferred; with microelectrode arrays a plus
  • Good understanding of microelectrode array data and related analysis techniques is a strong plus
  • Expertise and proven experience in scientific writing of academic or industrial grant proposals
  • Expertise and proven experience in management of scientific projects (e.g. financial reporting, scientific reporting, meet-ing with partners, iteration with project officers)
  • Experience in management of European Horizon 2020 project is a strong plus
  • Experience with intellectual property and patenting is a strong plus
  • Practical working experience in BSL1 laboratory is required
  • Willingness to travel ~15%
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, experienced in interacting with scientists
  • Fluent English language skills

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.

Michele Fiscella looks forward to receiving your application documents (cover letter, resume, publication list and letter(s) of recommendation if available) 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
  • Experience as a Field Application Scientist or in a similar position and knowledge in imaging or electrophysiology equipment and related applications – a plus
  • 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, which consists of a custom designed integrated circuit, an FPGA-based data acquisition platform and our software suite MaxLab Live, generates vast amounts of data when electrically imaging neuronal tissue. Such data needs to be processed, analyzed and visualized online during operation. At the same time, our customers in drug discovery and neuroscience want to focus on their pharmaceutical and scientific questions, which requires to abstract and hide the technical complexity, while still providing sufficient flexibility to adapt the application to specific needs. Our software is used by our customers around the world and we are now working on implementing new data analysis algorithms, implementing 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

  • 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 network programming, server client applications
  • Interest in the field of neuroscience and biotechnology
  • Knowledge in Linux OS and scripting, Python and Matlab
  • Experience with computational algorithm development and image and signal processing
  • Experience with some of the following topics is also a plus:
    • Experience with data analysis and visualization
    • Experience in UI/UX design with OpenGL and Qt
    • Experience with HPC as well as GPGPU programming and CUDA
    • 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.


Creative Marketing Associate

(Internship 6-9 months)
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Our innovative electrophysiology platform is used in drug discovery and basic research. As a dynamic young company, we are establishing very close contact with our users and market and promote our products worldwide. Be it in pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations or academia, all our existing and prospective customers have a scientific background. We market by exhibiting at conferences, organizing roadshows and seminars, and by growing our online presence (website, social media, online events etc.). Therefore, we are seeking a highly creative individual with a marketing background, interested in science and technology, to work with the Marketing team in various branding projects.

Your Responsibilities

  • Prepare customizable document templates, and help design and produce promotional materials, such as presentations, brochures, etc.; prepare email layouts for campaigns
  • Contribute to online marketing content, such as blogposts, newsletters, infographics, and social media posts
  • Help in collecting and updating digital materials to be used in different creative projects, such as images, videos, logos, graphs, and others
  • Support in website preparation and update
  • Propose new ideas to strengthen MaxWell Biosystems’ branding
  • Contribute to the organization, preparation, and other marketing activities related to virtual events, conference exhibitions, roadshows, and workshops
  • Assist the marketing team in all communication and outreach efforts
  • Report directly to our Scientific Marketing Specialist

Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Marketing, Design or related
  • Fluent in English and knowledge in German and other languages is a plus
  • Creative development experience, including graphic and video editing tools (Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Canva, etc.)
  • Understanding of digital advertising tactics
  • Work experience as a Creative or Marketing assistant/associate is a plus
  • Experience in managing websites (e.g. WordPress) and in email campaign tools (e.g. Mailchimp) is a plus
  • Interest and/or exposure to neuroscience, stem cell technology or life science in general are a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, self-motivated, proactive person who thinks out-of-the-box and has a growth mindset

Are you highly creative and interested in science? If yes, this is the internship for you. Do you enjoy working in an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive team? Join MaxWell Biosystems in innovating the future of electro-physiology for drug discovery and basic research.

Diana Freire looks forward to receiving your application documents (cover letter, resume, sample creative work, letter of recommendation and degrees including transcripts) by email at hr@mxwbio.com.


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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