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Pushing the boundaries of discovery
With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, our company enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. We design, manu­facture, and support the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.
Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sciences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide team of 3200 people is dedicated to our customers’ pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.
Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired FEI Company in September of 2016 as a part of the Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) in the newly-formed Materials and Structural Analysis Division (MSD).

Check out these videos to get more insight in what it means to work on our complex High-Tech Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM). These high-end tools are being produced and developed in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Corporate organization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABSxT6Y099I
Inside the Titan Transmission Electron Microscope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wEmsDh_l_A
How to make a microscope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W6J_f4yVVg
The installation of a Talos System at the University of Chicago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40rTgRq7iD0

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

As the world leader in serving science, we empower our people to advance innovative technologies, develop meaningful solutions, and build rewarding careers. With revenues of $18 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 66,000 extraordinary minds the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

The Position
The Detector Architect is technically responsible for our R&D project portfolio in the detection domain. This portfolio covers backscatter electron -, X-ray - and other novel types of detection systems, which form an integral part of a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) system. The environment requires combining technical and people skills to show ownership for the detection roadmap covering all aspects of the detection system, both HW & SW design, implementation, system integration and test according to customer specifications.

Responsibilities and deliverables include:
· Participation as Detection Systems Architect in development projects

· Creation of project definitions in a team with the product manager, project leader and specialists.

· Translation of market requirements into system design specifications, system design, and translation of system design into module requirement specifications.

· Optimization of system-level performance (resolution, quality, throughput, cost, …) during product development

· Communication and documentation of own and teamwork, through presentations and reports.

· Responsible for maintaining and expanding consolidated detection roadmaps and synchronizing them with system roadmaps.

· Visible within the company as the leader in this area. This process involves being able to balance both market and technology opportunities in the innovation funnel translating marketing input for continuity but also seeing technical opportunities for future growth.

· Drive for cost down and obsolescence removal / prevention.

· Manage small-sized study projects, support product development projects.

· Responsible for maintaining technical currency in a broad range of state‑of‑the‑art principles and practices relevant to the area of system design.

· Travel as necessary to fulfill job requirements. (Travel < 10 %)

The Requirements
· Experience: Typically requires 10+ years of experience with proven track record of SW- as well as HW-focused design activities.

· Education: Typically a university degree is required and a PhD/MBA or other advanced degree is preferred, or a combination of education and experience that demonstrate the required skills.

· A physics background and advanced knowledge on a broad area of technology, preferred in X-ray and detection domain covering sensor device physics, analog and digital electronics, signal and data processing.

· Experience in software architecture/development, since a significant (and growing) part of the system is defined by software.

· Being recognized as the expert in his/her field, both within the company as outside. Proven track of breakthrough thinking results.

· Capable of frequent and productive interactions with sr. management, supervisors, customers and peers, on matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.

· Excellent skills in persuading, inspiring, developing and motivating are required in order to interact with other people.

· Competent in creating the right working climate because major accountabilities are achieved through teamwork with others.

· Advisor to staff - and sr. scientists, staff – and sr. engineers, project leaders, and sr. managers, to resolve problems and/or meet schedules.

The successful candidate will possess the following competencies:

· Strong analytical skills, good in problem analysis and solving

· Strong mathematical and conceptual skills

· The candidate should have strong leadership and communication skills and possess a team spirit.

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