Research Scientist — Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Headquartered in Thun, Switzerland, TOFWERK aims to bring the advantages of our time-of-flight technology to new markets and applications.  With team members in Switzerland, Germany, China and the United States, we offer a family of end-user research products and custom instrument designs for OEM partners and research laboratories.  To strengthen our Research and Development team, we are looking for an innovative experimental physicist/physical chemist. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and design mass spectrometry hardware
  • Work with electronics and mechanics department to design prototypes
  • Document and share research outcomes with team members


  • PhD in physics or related field
  • Strong background in time-of-flight mass spectrometry instrument development and ion optics
  • Ability to work independently in the laboratory, including: experiment design, operation of scientific equipment, and data interpretation
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Fluency in English

Desirable Experience and Expertise

  • Expertise in mass spectrometry applications
  • Experience running and characterizing prototype scientific equipment
  • Competence in laboratory electronics and use of diagnostic equipment

We Offer

  • Exciting projects in state-of-the-art mass spectrometry
  • An open culture that encourages new ideas
  • A creative international team
  • Flexible work times
  • A bright, spacious workplace on the river in beautiful Thun

We look forward to receiving your application at  Please send all attachments in pdf format.