Laboratory Research Engineer

  • R&D - Basic Research
  • Lugano, Switzerland

Laboratory Research Engineer

Job description


Casale SA, leader in chemical plant design (ammonia, urea, methanol, melamine, nitrates and phosphates), and operating on a worldwide basis is increasing its staff and is seeking a Laboratory Research Engineer.

The candidate will  work with an existing group of experieced people managing the following activities:



  • to interact with R&D for planning the laboratory activities
  • to set up and lead R&D project on time and on budget to design laboratory experiments for mechanical tests, catalytic and non-catalytic reactions
  • to design laboratory equipment and systems for mechanical tests, catalytic and non-catalytic reactions
  • to perform, understand and develop chemical analyses
  • to solve electronical and mechanical issues in the laboratory
  • to design and implement /automation and control systems to run laboratory equipment
  • data analysis of the results obtained from the laboratory tests
  • digitalize work conducted in the lab and data analysis
  • to find solutions for performing and monitoring chemical reactions
  • to write reports to be distributed to the R&D
  • Involvement with/management of/ external research collaborations e.g. partner companies, academic institutions and research centers

Job requirements


  • education: M.Sc. or PhD in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • experience in leading R&D project or basic but practical skills of project management
  • good work experience in a similar position and good competence in conducting laboratory research projects in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and/or multiphase non catalytic reactions at high pressure
  • open and positive mind, eager to find new solutions and test innovations
  • good ability to keep updated with laboratory technologies
  • strong organizing skills and self-motivated
  • ability to interpret the requirements and propose and develop innovative solutions
  • very fluent written and spoken English knowledge
  • good know how in labview, phyton and/or 3D technical cad will be considered as a plus