Passionate about crystallography? We are hiring!

To start on February 1st 2021 as a permanent assignment, we are looking for an experienced small molecule crystallographer, with knowledge of X-ray devices, synchrotron facilities and with a passion for promoting the electron diffractometer in the fields of science and industry.

Last year, Dr. Gustavo Santiso-Quinones, Dr. Gunther Steinfeld, Dr. Eric Hovestreydt and Nils Gebhardt  founded the start-up company ELDICO Scientific. ELDICO stands for the Electron Diffraction Company. It emerged from a ground-breaking scientific publication on electron diffraction, which was nominated as Breakthrough of the Year by SCIENCE magazine in 2018. Electron diffraction and the electron diffractometer constitute a disruptive technology that will fundamentally change the way research is conducted at the nano-crystalline level. This will have a major impact in science as well as in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, chemical and advanced materials industries.

ELDICO is bringing a disruptive innovation to market

Since its incorporation, ELDICO has gone through a steep starting phase, already causing quite a stir in the science community and on the market.  So far, our core team consists of the four founders,  a junior marketing manager and a senior project technical manager. A wider team of engineers, scientists and technical specialists from six suppliers in four European countries. The small ELDICO core team with its low hierarchy levels will allow you to bring your ideas directly to life. To be honest, we do not work 9 to 5: a start-up environment is challenging and needs quite a lot of commitment. Proactive pioneers will thus find a multifaceted field of activity with high market orientation in an international scientific and start-up environment.

Working in a start-up offers lots of opportunities  

'This position will give you the chance to really make a difference; your ideas will have a direct influence on the future success of ELDICO', says Nils Gebhardt, co-founder of ELDICO,  CFO and Marketing Director. He has been working with start-ups for quite some time as Managing Director of Park Innovaare, an innovation park next to the famous Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). 'Supporting new start-ups was exciting. But developing a start-up myself is even better — there’s no comparison. It was the best career decision I have ever made', says the entrepreneur.

If this challenge appeals to you as much as it still does to the four founders every single day, do not hesitate to apply. For more information about the position, please check out our job advertisement.

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ELDICO Scientific, The Electron Diffraction Company, is a Swiss hardware company founded 2019 and is located in Switzerland Innovation Park Innovaare at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), one of the world's leading research centers for natural and engineering sciences. ELDICO develops, produces and sells electron diffractometers for the analysis of solid compounds enabling industrial and scientific researchers to characterise hitherto unmeasurable nano-crystalline systems. So far conventional methods (X-ray) fail, because they require bigger crystal sizes, which are often difficult or even impossible to produce. With support of the Nano Argovia Programme and the Swiss Nanosience Insitute (SNI) the proof-of-concept was achieved in 2018 (ETH Zurich, C-CINA Basel) on scientifically and industrially relevant samples.