Serves as a key research scientist who is recognized as a national authority on topics in specialized field. Acts more independently and with a greater degree of freedom than senior research associate. Plans, designs and conducts highly specialized, technical and unusually complex research projects independently. Works under consultative direction from supervisor toward long-range goals and objectives. May contribute to the development of advanced new concepts, techniques and standards. Analyzes research data and provides interpretations. Contributes to the development of research documentation for publication and/or prepares technical reports, papers and/or records. Develops solutions to research problems of unusually complexity, which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovativeness. Makes presentations at academic and/or practitioner conferences. Provides leadership, direction and guidance to staff and/or student workers as needed.
At least 5 years (post-graduation) work experience in a.Â Â Â Opto-mechanical engineering and/or b.Â Â Â Opto-electrical engineering and/or c.Â Â Â Biophotonics and/or d.Â Â Â Biomedical imaging
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorateMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with highly advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures, analysis methods, principles, theories and concepts. Demonstrated leadership in developing new ideas and ability to publish in appropriate academic and practitioner outlets. Demonstrated independent thinking and leadership in scholarly writing according to such criteria as: first authored publications, conceptual leadership in the development of publications generated alone or with others, writing of first drafts of publications and/or single authored publications.
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