Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Physics: Optics and Laser
4 Year Degree
The position is responsible for evaluating different imaging modalities, and their suitability to Thorlabs customers, as well as designing systems to implement those techniques. Although the location of the position is in Sterling, VA, from time to time it may be required to undertake duties at other ThorLabs locations.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Develops, prototypes and tests Life Science Imaging Systems.
Documents project work and, at times, may lead projects and technical discussions
Works with manufacturing on prototype units
Develops, monitors and maintains product development schedules
Creates specifications and technical documentation as well as technical reports to recommend solutions to complex technical problems
May write and develop effective presentations for training or developing and incorporating solutions in line with changing technologies
May be asked to install systems at customer locations and provide product training when needed
Mentor less experienced engineers/draftsman to assure their knowledge and skills provide them the experience they need to complete assigned projects independently, efficiently, and safely.
Complies with safety regulations and maintains clean and orderly work areas
5+ years of complex system integration and development
BS minimum to Ph.D. or equivalent in Optics, Electrical Engineering, or Physics
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Strong imaging system design, development, integration, and troubleshooting skills
Strong optics and photonics working knowledge, including imaging optics and illumination
Solid fundamental knowledge of inverted and upright microscopes and associated techniques in both wide-field and Fluorescence microscopy
Integration of motion control subsystems into imaging systems
Ability to propose creative, robust, and effective image or signal analysis solutions to challenging problems
Desirable skills and experience:
Image analysis and machine vision
Image classification and segmentation techniques
Scientific digital cameras and apps
Applied MATLAB programming
Electronic test equipment (oscilloscopes, voltmeters, etc.)
C/C++and/or C#/.NET application or utility development using Visual Studio
Some device or equipment commercialization
Thorlabs values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.
About Thorlabs, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Thorlabs seeks to accelerate the forward movement of scientific discovery and advancement! As a vertically integrated manufacturer of photonics components, instruments, and systems, our vast product portfolio includes over 20,000 items, ranging from optics and optomechanical positioning components to imaging systems, many of which are customer inspired. Photonics is the foremost technology driving innovation in science and engineering. As the number of technological innovations has grown, Thorlabs has extended its core competencies in an effort to play an ever increasing role serving the Photonics Industry at the research end, as well as the industrial, life science, medical, and defense segments.Headquartered in Newton, NJ, Thorlabs has grown to over 1800 employees with manufacturing and sales offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Japan, China, and Brazil. As light-based technologies push into new markets, Thorlabs plans to enter early with the products and services required to ensure the ultimate success of our customers.
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