Application Specialist

Schlieren, Switzerland

Make Water Safe

Our vision is that consumers worldwide benefit from water which is free from microbiological contamination. We establish novel rapid detection methods to become a global leader in water pathogen monitoring and enable safe water for everyone.

rqmicro is based in Schlieren and has recently launched the rqmicro.COUNT Platform for the rapid detection of Legionella, E. coli and total Bioburden (ICC/TCC) in water. Customers are active in various industries incl. manufacturing plants, food and beverage, aquaculture, water utilities or in facility management or provision of laboratory services.

We are looking for an Application Specialist (m/f) to join rqmicro’s Sales & Marketing team. The role is based in Schlieren, Switzerland, and includes frequent travelling.


  • Pioneer and grow applications for rqmicro.COUNT in the fields of industry, facility management and service labs (see Applications)
  • Deliver exceptional technical support to customers for product sales or demonstrations
  • Perform application support, technical trainings and provide technical information to customers and collaboration partners
  • Act as the point of contact for the customer helpdesk and perform remote or onsite troubleshooting
  • Provide input from the perspective of application and user requirements for product development


  • Passion for safe and sustainable water management in production plants, facility management and water reuse
  • Work experience related to water analysis, water treatment or hygiene management in food and beverage production is an advantage
  • BSc or MSc degree in life sciences, environmental sciences or environmental engineering
  • Basic lab experience is a must-have; experience with flow cytometry is an asset
  • Open minded, self-driven and customer-focused
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German
  • Well-organized, team player, willing to take responsibility


  • This is an opportunity to join a dynamic life sciences startup during growth phase and work directly with the founders and management team

  • Fast-paced work environment with a meaningful vision and colleagues with a common ground of values

  • Direct participation in company success with attractive employee shares program
  • A chance to lead and thrive in a startup company that targets significant positive impact on water safety and health

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