Thorlabs Imaging Systems group in Sterling, Virginia designs and manufactures state-of-the-art imaging systems for life science applications. We are seeking a talented, experienced Optical Systems Engineer to contribute to imaging system development, integration, and test.
The successful candidate will join a cross-functional, global team that combines complex imaging hardware with integral software for image acquisition, processing, system control, and calibration. The position requires a keen understanding of optical systems design, opto-mechanical constraints, and imaging techniques.
The individual will be required to assist in bringing new products from prototype to production, with an emphasis on robust and manufacturable designs in a lean manufacturing facility. Occasional participation in detailed technical discussions with customers.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Strong imaging system design, development and integration skills
Hands-on experience with assembly and trouble-shooting of laser scanning imaging systems
Strong optics and photonics working knowledge, including imaging optics design, simulation, and implementation
Solid fundamental knowledge of microscopy techniques, in particular, laser scanning microscopes such as confocal and multiphoton
Integration of motion control subsystems into imaging systems
Ability to propose creative, robust, and effective image or signal analysis solutions to challenging problems
Experience designing and building an advanced imaging system such as Confocal, Super Resolution, etc.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
Laser scanning microscopy
Scientific digital cameras and apps
Applied MATLAB programming
Simulation in Zemax
Design of key optical components for Microscopy
Education and Experience:
BS minimum to Ph.D. or equivalent in Optics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Biomedical Engineering
Minimum 5 years of complex system integration and development
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.
Founded in 1989, Thorlabs has been serving the photonics industry for over 25 years. During that time, our worldwide presence has grown to include 15 offices in 9 countries with over 1500 employees. Each location provides a local presence within the community it serves. These local operations allow for customer dialogues that better inform our understanding of regional needs and how they fit withi...n the worldwide picture. Today, our portfolio includes over 15,000 items, many of which are customer inspired.
Founded in Newton, NJ, the company still calls the town home today. Nestled in rural Sussex County, NJ, Thorlabs is within close proximity to New York City, the Delaware Water Gap, various lakes, state parks, and outdoor areas.
Thorlabs is privileged to play a role in the work of tens of thousands of researchers throughout the world through the products we provide. We are committed to building a company that achieves its competitive advantage from its fundamental understanding of the community of customers we serve.