Head of Development – Optical measurement technologies for Biotechnology (m/f/d)


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NanoTemper is a company with a mission: to push the limits of what’s possible for scientific researchers. Our company has received numerous awards not only for our cutting-edge technology, but also our status as a great business to work for. We are a global company that is always expanding our team to include talented people excited about our technologies and the future of scientific research in general. Since its inception, our founders have grown our business with a science-first perspective, and the results speak for themselves.


Head of Development – Optical measurement technologies for Biotechnology (m/f/d) – Munich

We are looking for a new department head with a keen interest in the field of optics and measurement technologies. You will be responsible for leading and expanding a team of senior developers dedicated to developing the next generation of technologies used for characterizing some of the most challenging targets in drug discovery. We are in control of the full development process of new technologies and offer a flat hierarchy to pave the way towards fast and transparent decision-making along the way. We are looking for individuals with the creativity, curiosity, and practical insight to succeed with us. Apply today!


The job in a nutshell
Leadership position in a fast-paced environment and highly creative R&D organization


  • You are responsible for the strategic leadership of our measurement technologies department. In this context your team will develop biophysical measurement technologies, with a strong focus on optical methods, and integrate them into new and our existing products.
  • You will champion the transition of our development department into an agile, courageous, market and customer-driven product development.
  • You will work closely together with our research department, our production and our product management. Additionally, you will set up strategic cooperations with industry and academic partners as well as with our key customers.
  • You are part of our global leadership team and you report directly to the CEO. In this function you’ll actively participate in the strategic orientation of the company.
  • Doing so, you ‘ll reach for the stars with us.


Who you are
You are enthusiastic about leading people, developing cool optical measurement technologies and strategic thinking in an R&D environment. You have the courage to constantly challenge the status quo. Furthermore, you are able to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty.

You have many years of experience in developing products for biophysical or optical measurements in a leadership position with a proven track record of building a creative and motivating work environment.


  • You are recognized as a team player who cares about people
  • You are a technology enthusiast, to develop the most enjoyable products for our users drives you.
  • In addition, you are able to focus on the big picture and you can easily align the goals for your area of responsibility with the overall strategy.
  • Besides, you like to question the status quo and adopt new approaches by leading by example with your strong hands-on mentality



  • Many years of experience in the development of complex products
  • Outstanding knowledge of photonic measurement technologies and their applications
  • Experience in the area of bio and laboratory analytics, especially in the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology, is a plus
  • Very good communication and presentation skills in English (written and spoken)


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Date Posted: 2020.12.02