Fiber Optics Technology (PF), Fundamental Laser Sciences (OF), Integrated Optics (PI), Laser Systems (PL), Lasers in Manufacturing (FL), Optical Material Studies (OM)
Years of Experience:
Academia, Research Laboratory, Manufacturing, Telecom/Datacom
OFS Labs invites applications for a materials and development position in advanced materials and processing for fiber optics and photonic devices. OFS Laboratories is a world class Center of Excellence for optical innovations, complemented by Furukawa’s own first-rate R&D capabilities. OFS Laboratories generates commercially viable technology breakthroughs that the four OFS divisions take to market quickly.Scientists with OFS Laboratories have been responsible for innovative fiber-optic technology inventions, now ubiquitous in the industry, such as non-zero dispersion fiber, submarine optical fiber and polarization maintaining fiber. Based in Somerset, NJ, OFS Laboratories continues to push the boundaries of optical science.
We have an exciting career opportunity for a Materials Research and Development Scientist to join OFS Laboratories. Individuals will be expected to develop an independent program focused on materials and materials processing for both telecom and non-telecom applications, including advanced transmission fibers, specialty optical fibers, fiber lasers, sensors and photonic devices.
A Ph.D. in physical sciences or Chemical Engineering is required. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in materials science and processing, crystal growth and development of novel optical materials. This position includes development of novel glasses and fiber fabrication processes, as well as design of novel fiber-based structures to support a range of projects and technology platforms at OFS. The position requires close collaboration with technical teams engaged in the design and application of optical fibers and photonic devices.
At OFS, employees are expected to serve as role models for safe work practices and behaviors. This includes following established health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a clean, organized work area, wearing, and properly storing all personal protective equipment (PPE), and actively engaging as a safety conscious worker with personal safety and wellness as a priority.
Working at OFS means having the opportunity to realize ideas, experience innovation and discover new solutions for the future. In addition to our dynamic work environment, we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits programs, including medical, dental and a matching 401(k) plan.
OFS is a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of leading edge optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTx, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products and solutions for a wide variety of applications and industries. OFS has a proven track record of being first in the industry with application specific fibers, optical connectors, ribbon cables, erbium doped fibers, Raman fiber lasers, fiber ...gratings and more. OFS is committed to providing customers increased value by offering products that deliver lowest cost-per-bit network solutions, protecting investments through flexible solutions for today’s demanding applications.