Scientist Thermal Process Safety (f/m)


DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at .

Scientist Thermal Process Safety (f/m)

Are you experienced in thermal safety? Can you work well in a crossfunctional environment? take a look at this position then.

This position is located on our Sisseln site, Switzerland

The Purpose

The purpose of this position is to deliver scientific advice to chemists and engineers in the field of thermal process safety based on experimental investigations, literature review and state of the art knowledge. Collaboration with innovation, engineering and production teams is key to achieve and maintain a very high standard in the field of process safety.

The job combines advanced scientific expertise in process chemistry and chemical engineering with thermal process safety. Good understanding of business processes and project management is mandatory.
You will be part of a group consisting of lab technicians and scientists with a fully equipped safety lab within the chemical development department. 

The Position

  • Responsible for planning experimental investigation strategy based on project requirements and responsible for correct interpretation of the derived data.
  • Responsible for handing over the safety-related information to the stakeholders and correct advice, responsible for the release of reports.
  • Responsible for further developing scientific expertise in the area of thermal process safety. Ensure knowledge transfer to the stakeholders.
  • Deputy of the lab head, technical manager of a designated laboratory technician including safe execution of the experimental work.
  • Contribute to Thermal Process Safety Trainings for Chemists and Engineers
  • Stand-in for specialized thermal safety knowledge in cross-functional business teams


The Ideal

  • Higher education, with a master degree in Chemical Engineering or Organic Chemistry, Ph.D. is of advantage.
  • Further specialization in process safety, especially thermal safety. Experience with DSC, C80, Radex, reaction calorimetry and evaluation and interpretation of experiments including modeling. 
  • Interest in further improvement of experimental technologies and methods, good knowledge about national and international safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of chemical and biotechnological processing technology, equipment and methods in production, production experience of advantage.
  • Outstanding ability to work in interdisciplinary teams and multitask on a high level 
  • Strong communication skills and social antenna, high networking skills
  • Good proficiency in English and German

The Reward

Working for DSM means the opportunity to really contribute to improve people’s lives and solving the challenges of today’s world. Challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment allow you to enhance your personal development. DSM recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & Motivation letter via the career portal ( For additional questions, please contact Jochen Butz ( 

Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when these references checks are required.

DSM Nutritional Products Branch Site Sisseln
Frau Garance Leroy
Recruitment Business Partner
Wurmisweg 576


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