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Leica Microsystems Careers

Our associates set new standards in the development and production of microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. We realize brilliant ideas and innovative technologies to support users in their field of application. This extends also to technical service and application support.

Optical precision of our instruments and innovative technologies have made us a market leader in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning and super-resolution microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopy. Our products and services are used worldwide in clinical and life science research, medical professions, materials sciences, industry, and forensics, as well as in school and university classrooms.

Online Job Portal

List of all of our available positions worldwide.

Need a change of place? We provide new career opportunities.

Interview process

When you apply online for a job at Leica Microsystems you will receive a confirmation e-mail. It is therefore important that you give us the correct e-mail address. Your application will be saved in our database. Once the last application date is passed all candidates will be evaluated in relation to the demands of the position. The candidates considered to be most suitable for the position will be called by HR for an interview.

The hiring manager carries out the introductory round of interviews, in which the candidate’s professional profile is assessed. After the first round of interviews, the most suitable candidates are called back for a second interview.

At the second interview, several people, e.g. manager and  future colleagues, will often interview you.

As a final step in the process there can be a 3rd round of interviews with the hiring manager’s manager.

Personal profile

For managerial positions our HR function may also carry out a personal profile and psychometric assessment during the process. The link is sent to the candidates via e-mail and the tests can be completed online and should take about two hours of your time and appraises topics such as your working style and the situations in which you perform best. The purpose of this is to ensure the best possible fit between the candidate and Leica Microsystems also considering your future aspirations.

Sales Test

For Sales positions our HR function may also carry out a Sales Aptitude Test for those who have been short-listed in the first stage of our recruitment process. This test should not take any longer than 45 minutes of your time.


Based on the interviews and personal profiling, the department manager, together with Human Resources, will offer a position at Leica Microsystems to the most suitable candidate.

All candidates will receive a response when the recruitment process is completed. The information received from unsuccessful candidates is stored for the length of time allowed by local law and regulations.

Part of Danaher

As a part of the Danaher Corporation, Leica Microsystems can offer all the career options of a global corporation. Danaher is a Fortune 200, NYSE-listed, science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers.

Danaher’s portfolio of premier brands is among the most highly recognized in each of the markets it serves. Its 59,000 associates around the world serve customers in more than 125 countries. 

In 2011, Danaher generated $16.1 billion of revenue from five reporting segments: Test & Measurement, Environmental, Dental, Life Sciences & Diagnostics, Industrial Technologies.

Why work for Leica Microsystems?