Operations Research Engineer - temporary assignment (100%), at least 9 months | Basel

  • Location
    Basel, Basel City
  • Category
    Chemistry, Pharma, Biotech
  • Contract Type
  • Industry
    Pharma / Life Sciences / Chemistry / Science
  • External Reference

For an international company in the global agribusiness market in Basel we are looking for a

Operations Research Engineer - temporary assignment (100%), at least 9 months

Purpose of the role

This role focuses on complex business processes and operations within Seed Development. Operational efficiency and effectiveness will be attained by developing, implementing, and maintaining algorithmic solutions based on Operations Research / Mathematical Optimization techniques.


  • Build and implement mathematical optimization models using linear programming, mixed-integer programming, nonlinear programming, constraint programming, and hybrid techniques. This can also involve multi-objective and robust optimization techniques
  • Design and create user-friendly GUIs, reports, and data visualizations to facilitate the execution of data-driven optimization models and scenario comparisons by the end-user
  • Identify, collect, and structure data from different sources to specify input for optimization models. Support data architecture design and integration into a central data lake
  • Identify relevant business KPIs and metrics that drive optimization objectives
  • Run simulations to validate optimization models
  • Manage projects focused on the development and implementation of optimization solutions to support strategic decisions and day-to-day operations
  • Collaborate with various departments and communicate effectively with line-of-business end-users to review current operational systems and business procedures within seeds development, discover pain points, and identify mathematical optimization use-cases. Break them down into MVPs (minimum viable products) and apply Operations Research techniques
  • Prepare management reports that clearly define and analyze issues and recommend solutions to help management make informed decisions
  • Discuss and analyze the impact of Operations Research solutions with different stakeholders such as managers and subject matter experts across the various departments
  • Contribute to the development of technical training offerings and curricula to support effective implementation and awareness of Operations Research capabilities

Your skills & experiences

  • PhD in Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Data Science, Management Science, Computer Science, or related field
  • Solid understanding of Operations Research techniques, especially mathematical programming. Knowledge of combinatorial optimization techniques is an advantage
  • 5+ years demonstrable applied experience in implementation of Operations Research / Mathematical Optimization applications in an industrial context, preferable in Manufacturing and Logistics
  • A proven track record on implemented Business Process Improvement solutions
  • Problem-solving skills – identify complex business problems, evaluate the application of Operations Research techniques, and implement decision-support solutions
  • Hands-on experience with Mathematical Optimization Software such as Gurobi, SCIP, Xpress, or CPLEX
  • Experience with model development, such as AIMMS, AMPL, GAMS, Mosel, MPL, OPL, etc.
  • Experience with programming languages such as C/C++/C#, Python, etc.
  • Some experience in data visualization with Tableau, Power BI, or similar
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills

Your contact

Herr Fabio Antonelli, Deputy Branch Manager, looks forward to answer your questions by phone 061 323 07 45.

You can apply directly online.

Please mention reference 138-FAAN-165163-2204-EN in your application.