Academia, Research Laboratory, Government/Non-Profit, Manufacturing
Optics and the Brain: Build next-generation multiphoton imaging systems for neuroscience. No biology experience required.
We have a lot of ultrafast lasers, optics, instrumentation, tools, grant money, world-class collaborators, and ambitious projects. Now we need you to lead the fun parts of building. We are seeking an Optical Engineer for the Nemonic (NExt generation MultiphOton NeuroImaging Consortium) project. The Nemonic project (http://labrigger.com/nemonic/) is developing new technology for two-photon and related techniques in neuroscience. You will get to build next generation imaging systems from the ground up. You will report directly to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Spencer Smith, and work alongside other leading researchers and industry experts across an array of institutions and companies including UCSB, UNC-Chapel Hill, Boston U., Johns Hopkins, Thorlabs, Coherent, and more. This is an excellent opportunity to build and showcase your skills, and network broadly across academia and industry. Most of all, you will be creating exciting new imaging technology for neuroscience. You will lead project efforts to design, assemble, test, troubleshoot, and optimize state-of-the-art optical and electronic instrumentation for multiphoton brain imaging. You’ll put your excellent communication skills to use as you lead training sessions and workshops with consortium members and vendors. We will train you on the more specialized aspects of the instrumentation, but candidates must have at least a BS in a technical field (e.g., engineering, physics, neuroscience) and significant professional optics experience; higher degrees and experience with electronics, ultrafast lasers, Zemax, and/or coding preferred, but not required. Candidates should apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127406. The online application will require a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and list of references. Review of applications will begin 09/22/2017, and will continue to be considered until the position is filled. For more information, email Spencer Smith at email@example.com.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
About UNC Chapel Hill
The Department of Cell Biology & Physiology is a broad and interdisciplinary basic science department in the School of Medicine at UNC-CH. As a top-ranked, nationally-recognized leader in basic science research, our faculty and staff are engaged in innovative, state-of-the-art research in a range of areas including neuroscience.
The Smith lab (www.slslab.org) is part of the UNC Department of Cell Biology & Physiology and the UNC Neuroscience Center. We are a neuroscience and neuroengineering lab exploring how neurons and networks of neurons function in healthy brains and in models of neurological disorders. A portion of our research program focuses on developing novel imaging technology for use in basic neuroscience research.