Material Scientist Elastomers


Haag, St. Gallen, CH

Employment Type:  Permanent



Innovation, Effizienz und Zielstrebigkeit: Dafür steht VAT seit über 50 Jahren. 

Mit dieser Leidenschaft ist VAT zum international führenden Entwickler, Hersteller und Lieferant von Hochleistungs-High-End Vakuumventilen und Vakuumdichttechnologie herangewachsen und beschäftigt weltweit über 2000 Mitarbeitende. Der Hauptsitz befindet sich in Haag (Schweiz), die Produktionszentren in der Schweiz, Malaysia, Rumänien und Taiwan. 



  • Lead Technology related innovation projects in collaboration with internal and external customers as well as suppliers
  • Identify customer requirements and translate them into specifications for VAT components
  • Extend network and partnerships with suppliers, customers, and R&D institutions
  • Acquire and document Technology Know-How about the usage & application within the Semi-industry (lithography, inspection, deposition, etch, etc.)
  • Link, consult and support the colleagues from the different Business Units, product management and development, simulation, production and test laboratory in elastomer topics within VAT
  • Manage VAT’s elastomer portfolio and guide the qualification process for new elastomers and decide about the possible scope of application in vacuum valves


  • MSc or PhD Degree as Materials Scientist, Chemist or equivalent, preferably with knowledge on elastomers or rubber materials (FKM, FFKM, etc.)
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, in sealing- surfaces, systems, materials, favored if within the semiconductor industry
  • Knowledge on analytics and characterization of rubber compounds
  • Knowledge of semiconductor processes are beneficial (plasma etch, CVD, PVD and vacuum processes)
  • Good network with research partners and ideally within the semiconductor  industry
  • English and German speaker, any other language will be considered advantageous
  • Must be available to travel globally to suppliers and customers facilities (10-20%)


  • Dynamic company, with a challenging and varied field of activities and lots of development opportunities
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • Top management visibility and opportunity to contribute your own ideas to the development of the company
  • Further information about our company at

Interested? Then we look forward receiving your online application.


You can expect a dynamic and successful company where innovation, courage, fairness, openness and transparency are encouraged and your ideas are welcome. We offer flexible options for hybrid working. Your development according to your strengths and aspirations in your career is of great importance to us.