Project Manager R&D (m/f/d)

Date: Oct 6, 2022

Location: Bitterfeld-Wolfen, ST, DE, 06803

Company: Heraeus

Project Manager R&D (m/f/d)
Location Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a leading international family-owned portfolio company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality. Working with customers around the world, we shape the future and provide vital innovations in the areas of environment, electronics, health, and industrial applications. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and has a team of around 16,200 employees in 40 countries.


The following challenges await you:

  • In your role as Project Manager R&D you will be responsible for multi-physics simulations, primary for optical simulations such as FEM simulation of optical parameters (mode propagation, cut-off, attenuation, bending losses, dispersion, ...) and modeling of new fiber designs (hollow core, multi core, single mode, multi mode, ...).
  • You will simulate the material properties of our products including simulation of stresses in glass, crack formation and propagation and diffusion processes (in glass and porous materials).
  • Another task is technology modeling of burners/flames, temperature distribution in furnaces and simulation of gas mixing processes.
  • You will research scientific papers and patents on relevant topics and participate in conferences with own presentations.
  • In addition, you communicate and cooperate with partners on a national and international level.
  • You develop your own IP's or support IP development.


  • You can expect a modern environment that allows flexible working hours and mobile working.


Your Profile:

  • Successful completion of a science degree (physics,...), preferably PhD
  • Proven knowledge of multi-physics simulation
  • Knowledge of properties of quartz and other high-tech glasses as well as Knowledge of optical fiber operation and preform / fiber fabrication
  • Very good written and spoken English as well as German skills
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office products
  • Independent, goal-oriented, organized, and dedicated work coupled with a creative/innovative mindset and approach
  • Excellent willingness to cooperate, clear result orientation as well as interest in cross-functional cooperation
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex relationships and quickly familiarize yourself with new tasks


Your Benefits:

  • Attractive compensation - strong base salary in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement for the chemical industry, annual one-time payments (vacation bonus, Christmas bonus), time off for retirement, as well as expansion of the statutory long-term care insurance to include supplementary long-term care insurance
  • Additional financial benefits - promotion of private pension plans, life phase account for paid time off (e.g. sabbatical), discounts in many (online) stores
  • Health & well-being - company medical service with comprehensive preventive medical check-ups, social counseling and an employee canteen with freshly prepared meals every day