We are looking for talent

To help push the boundaries of the possible

Scientific Visual is continuously working on the next challenge

We are constantly on the lookout for exceptional people to join our small team.

Interested? Feel free to apply even though this position might not be the perfect fit for you. We value attitude and experience over formal training.

Internship 2021: Software and algorithm development to correlate crystal growth parameters with crystal tomography data

100%, Lausanne

Partial remote work possible

Interested by signal processing, computer vision or tomography? Motivated to join a young company in full development?


Scientific Visual develops and produces automated quality control systems for inspecting industrial synthetic crystals.  In this context, large quantities of high-definition data are collected, in particular in the form of tomographic scans (stacks of 2D images).  These data are generally accompanied by a set of metadata describing the evolution over time of the growth of the crystals in specialized furnaces.

The scanned crystals are defined by their shape and the defects they contain. The objective of our tools is to extract and process the information deemed useful in order to carry out quality control or to provide new insights for crystal manufacturers. The aim of this internship is to correlate defects present in tomographic images with the provided metadata in order to optimize the manufacturer’s growth process.

Required hard skills

  • Advanced knowledge in machine learning and statistics
  • Knowledge in computer vision (OpenCV)
  • Capability to rapidly prototype new ideas or optimize existing code
  • Advanced programming skills (Python, C++, etc.)

Soft skills

  • Capability to represent the company in front of customers and project partners
  • Excellent team working capabilities while able to work autonomously
  • Previous experience with processing large image data
  • Familiar with general tomography concepts
  • Fluent English (written and spoken)
  • German speaking a strong plus
  • Ability to socialize in French

Starting date: Spring 2021 or later.

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Internship 2021 | Crystal cutting optimisation: algorithm development and coding

Are you inspired by technology and maths?

Scientific Visual develops and produces automated Quality Control systems for inspecting industrial crystals, such as sapphire, ruby and Silicon carbide, which are used in the LED, watch and medical industries.

This project is a unique opportunity to get first-hand experience in industrial tomography systems and to contribute to the software development.

What is it about?

The scanners create a 3D model of the crystal’s outer shape, populated with small defects found inside the crystal.

The next step is to inscribe items, such as LED wafers or cores, into the crystal model and provide the optimal cutting plan, maximising crystal usage and minimising waste. In optimisation theory, such problems are referred to as packing or cutting problems. Defect positions and morphologies as well as final item costs should be taken into account. The objective of the Master Project is to develop an algorithm for optimal positioning of several CAD objects, like cylinders or optical lenses, into defective crystal volume.

This is an unique opportunity to join a dynamic and challenging environment.

Hard skills

• Strong background in applied mathematics and optimisation (minimum Master level)

• Advanced programming knowledge in Python, C++

• Experience with 3D surface shape modelling, image processing and optimisation software tools is a plus

Soft skills

• Solution-oriented approach to real-world problems

• Fluent in written and spoken English

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Internship 2021| Creating software simulator of light interference patterns in synthetic crystals

100%, Lausanne, Starting date: Spring 2021

Remote work possible

Scientific Visual develops and produces automated systems for quality control in synthetic crystals for industrial use. Many of such crystals exhibit birefringence: dependence of refractive index on the direction of light propagation. Beautiful “Maltese cross” rainbow patterns produced by this effect contain information on the optical indicatrix parameters, the polarisation plane rotation, and the crystal’s electro-optic coefficient.

The internship goal is to develop a software simulator of such patterns that will take into account crystal shape and incident light properties and replace instrumental measurement in real crystals.

Hard skills

  • Bachelor/Master in Applied Physics/Optics at ease with mathematics
  • Strong knowledge in optics and understanding of light propagation in solid materials
  • Python programming skills

Additional skills considered a plus

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Solution-oriented approach to real-world problems

Starting date: Spring 2021 or later. Duration: 3-6 months.

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Crystallography Engineer with PhD in Physics or Material Science

Scientific Visual would like to reinforce its research and innovation team. We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics, Material Science or Engineering, willing to work in Swiss high-tech company.


We are seeking a genius engineer with research background to shape out next generation of scientific instruments. Beginning with our proprietary IP for defect analysis with tomography systems, you will be designing and building crystal scanners that cover new materials in our product line. The scanner functionalities are related to the defect visualization in crystals and optical items.

Mission / Responsibilities

  • you will be a key part of a small, highly performing product development team at our office in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • involved from the very beginning of the product life cycle, building prototypes, guiding early-stage development and building a new instrument from the ground up
  • adding new features, debugging and improving the instruments and interact regularly with our customers across the globe.

Desired Qualifications 

  • Holding a Ph.D. in physics, crystallography, material science or engineering
  • Hands-on experience in product development in a field related to instrumentation, preferably in the EU area to be familiar with business practices
  • Experience in signal acquisition in the visible and non-visible range and optics is a strong plus
  • Good knowledge of programming in Python and C/C++
  • Strong analytic and synthetic skills
  • Very good knowledge of English. French or German is a plus.

We offer you 

  • Ambitious, exciting task in a high-growth, high-performance environment
  • Permanent work contract   
  • Compensation package according to Swiss standards
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Lead Engineer | 100%, Lausanne, available now

For this full-time position based in Lausanne we are looking for French and English speaking candidate who can start as soon as possible.

Required skills

  • Background in robotics, microtechnology, knowledge of machine vision
  • Experience in managing an engineering team
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD software
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills – you will be required to manage external relationships with customers and suppliers
  • Capable of understanding concepts rapidly, handle issues pragmatically, be at ease with working within broadly defined responsibilities. We value mindset and experience over formal training.
  • English and French at high level
  • Swiss or C / B Permit

Good to have

  • German language
  • Python
  • Knowledge in optics or chemical engineering

You will

  • Supervise engineering team
  • Co-develop and engineer new products and new generations of existing products.
  • Lead the research, development and technical product support
  • Improve technical aspects of the business
  • Collaborate with outside engineering teams. You must be able to effectively communicate your design and be able to discuss technical details with the outside team members.
  • Be primary point of technical contacts for customers, suppliers and regulatory offices.
  • Work closely with software developers on software-hardware interface. This requires knowledge of the C programming language, and CAD design software such as SolidWorks.

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