Senior Optical, Photonics Research & Development Engineer

Senior Optical, Photonics Research & Development Engineer (Direct Hire)

Job Requisition:  6436

Description for Senior Optical, Photonics Research & Development Engineer:
Develops and tests optical, photonic devices and subsystems that perform imaging and/or optical measurement for in-vitro diagnostic instruments.
Responsibilities for Senior Optical, Photonics Research & Development Engineer:
  • Develops and evaluates new concepts for optical devices and subsystems, including illumination, imaging and non-imaging optical collection devices, optical sensors, spectrometers, and consumables.
  • Develops and conducts tests using optical breadboards to troubleshoot optical issues and determine feasibility of concepts.
  • Develops and manages requirements pertaining to optical devices and subsystemscollaborating as necessary.
  • Designs and optimizes optical devices and subsystems using optical simulation tools. 
  • Works closely with assay development scientists in optics ideation and development.
  • Coordinate with outside development firms as needed to achieve development goals.
Requirements for Senior Optical, Photonics Research & Development Engineer:
  • Master’s or PhD in optics, optical engineering, or imaging within a science discipline. 
  • 3+ years experience in illumination, imaging, and non-imaging optics research and/or development 
  • Strong experience using optical components including CCD, CMOS, photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, LED’s, lasers, optical filters, and/or spectrometers.
  • Experience with optical design software tools, ZEMAX preferred.
  • Fluorescence imaging and measurement experience is beneficial  
  • Experience using optics lab instrumentation.
  • Creative problem solver and self-starter

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