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Danaher Corporation R&D Manager (d/f/m) in Vienna, Austria

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future of microscopy for over 170 years by developing ground-breaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

R&D Manager (d/f/m)

Looking for your next career step, leading a cross-functional team to achieve the highest innovation level?

You are going to be responsible for leading the Vienna R&D team (including Mechanical Design, Electronics & Software Development) and will lead the team with a relentless focus on driving engagement, developing talent and organizational capability.

Come and join us at our headquarter in Vienna, with a hybrid work solution!


  • You will build and lead a high-performing R&D team to drive faster innovation in line with our roadmap to achieve aggressive growth targets and create excitement with our customers

  • You will manage capacities and resources for different projects and product development and R&D budget based on resources and projects

  • You will provide strategic direction for product development in cooperation with the relevant BU Product Managers and business leads being responsible in conducting the resource, timeline, and cost estimates to allow for a detailed decision taking

  • You will drive innovation and new technologies for new products and production processes

  • You will oversee project planning and execution for the projects managed by the project management team (from project initiation through manufacturing transfer)

  • You will ensure compliance to all applicable regulations via the Quality Management System in alignment with all processes associated

  • You will serve as a point of contact and as the interface between the project stakeholders and handle escalation as needed


  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Physics or in a technical field

  • Several experience in leading an R&D team

  • Possess a good track record in managing complex, cross-functional R&D projects (delivered on time, meeting product requirements and cost target)

  • Good working knowledge of product design (mechanical / electronics / software) is essential

  • Strong experience in Product Management, Project Management & Lean Tools

  • You have advanced knowledge of MS tools including MS projects and excel

  • Fluent German and English, in written and in spoken


  • An exciting role within a global team, the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology and high-end products of a globally recognized brand

  • An attractive compensation package, and flexible working hours. For this position, the minimum salary is € 90.000/year (on a full-time basis). The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies

  • A flexible work environment that includes travelling as well as working from home

  • We value diversity and want to make sure that everybody feels included to the team no matter which gender, race, sexual orientation or religion


We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “We Are Leica”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmalqMXN4

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment? Do apply online with your complete documents (cover letter, CV, certificates).

We are looking forward to your application!

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.