Nikon Research Corporation of America (NRCA) is seeking a highly motivated and creative optical scientist to work on the development of solutions to various optical design challenges in a wide variety of areas such as optical design, optical metrology, and large-scale metrology.
The position is open from July 1, 2021, and is located in Oro Valley AZ (norther suburb of Tucson).
A PhD in the field of Optics with 5-10 years of experience in optical sciences or a related field.
Thorough understanding of geometrical and physical optics
Strong undergraduate level background in mathematics and physics
Proven ability and interest in building experimental and special purpose optical systems
Proven ability and interest in creative modeling of optical systems
Experience using optical design and modeling software such as FRED, ASAP, LightTools, CODEV, Zemax, RSoft, etc.
Experience using high level programming languages such as MATLAB, Python, or Mathematica
Some experience programming with lower level languages such as C/C++
Good communication skills, particularly in the area of preparing and delivering presentations on a weekly to daily basis
The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical background, be highly creative, and able to propose innovative solutions to difficult problems, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a small team. The candidate should have a strong background in geometrical optical design and at least a basic knowledge of linear systems theory as it applies to optical systems (Fourier optics). The candidate should have a strong background in modeling optical systems using commercial and custom software. The candidate should have a background that includes designing and building experimental optical systems.
About Nikon Research Corporation of America
Nikon Research Corporation of America (NRCA) is a research and development arm of Nikon Corporation. Based in Belmont California, with an optics group in Oro Valley Arizona, we are involved in developing technologies for most of Nikon business units including semiconductor lithography, flat panel display lithography, imaging products, industrial metrology, and medical businesses.
Nikon is committed to providing a comprehensive package for the health and welfare needs of our employees:
-A diverse international workforce
-Cash bonus plan
-401K or pension plan
-Excellent medical, dental, prescription, vision, and life insurance programs
-Paid vacation and sick leave
-Voluntary spouse and dependent life insurance programs
-Voluntary long term care and prepaid legal plans
-Tuition assistance to encourage continued development and growth
-Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses
-Employee discount program for Nikon products
-Confidential Employee Assistance Program