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Scientist (m/f/d) Physics and Mechanics of Industrial Sensors (80-100%)


Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

This position reports to

R&D Team Lead

Your role and responsibilities

Are you interested in exploring novel technologies and innovative methodologies to enhance our core business strengths? At ABB Research, we strive to advance the frontiers of modern technology and collaborate closely with our business lines to foster creative solutions to practical engineering challenges. Our accomplishments influence future products and are visible to the global research community. We are looking for a highly qualified scientist in the field of industrial sensing. You will collaborate with an international and interdisciplinary team of highly motivated scientists in the fascinating boundary between research, development, and business-relevant applications. • You conduct applied research in industrial sensors for various ABB business areas. You work closely with multi-disciplinary teams in the development of industrial sensor technologies and prototypes. • You address complex technical challenges in a structured, creative, and result-oriented manner. • You lead research projects in close collaboration with our ABB divisions. • You identify technology trends in academia, industry and strategic markets and evaluate their relevance for current and future ABB products. • You help protect innovation by securing intellectual property and publishing in scientific conferences. • You present your work to technical experts and management audiences inside and outside ABB, including renowned scientific conferences and trade fairs.

Qualifications for the role

  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. with equivalent professional experience in mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • Experience in mechanical design, including validation & test procedures and system integration.
  • Sound knowledge of materials and design for manufacturing approaches.
  • Knowledge of sensor physics including vibration and modal analysis is considered a plus.
  • Industrial experience in process industries or related is considered a plus.
  • Cross-cultural communication and networking skills.
  • Proficient English skills are mandatory; additional German skills are beneficial.



  • Flexible work practices
  • Canteen
  • Wellbeing program
  • Employee Share Acquisition Plan
  • Retirement plan

More about us

We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com. ABB is able to offer you an interesting role within a highly motivated team, together with open communication structures. On the basis of a personal, practice-oriented induction programme, you will be given the opportunity to acquire the confidence needed to work independently and self-reliantly within your assigned area. Even after the joining phase, ABB offers a wide range of individual career development opportunities and supports you in realising your career goals with targeted training measures. At ABB you will find an attractive working environment in all phases of life – including mobility services such as bicycle leasing, policies for sabbaticals and home office, the ABB children’s vacation camp and taking care of family members. Interested in joining our team? We are looking forward to receiving your complete application through our online tool. In the case of equal suitability, people with severe disabilities and their equals are given preference.

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