Research Scientist (Physics/Optics)

July 06, 2017

Location: Boulder, CO

Salary:  Competitive salary and benefit programs, including medical, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability programs and a 401(k) plan.

Job Description:

Our client is a global leader for micro-contamination monitoring equipment improving the performance of clean manufactures in the semiconductor and pharmaceutical markets.  Based in the Rocky Mountains the company offers an exceptional and rewarding work environment in a great place to live.  The team enjoys challenging projects in development and manufacture of light scattering particle counters and diverse technologies and applications.  This is a non-smoking campus with an emphasis on health and well-being, including an on-site clinic for employees’ use.

The company is looking for a Research Scientist (Physics/Optics) to be part of the dynamic R&D team.  This is a key contributor position, driving designs of new industry leading particle metrology instrumentation.  Candidate will have a direct impact on new product development, best known methods identification and ensuring the global team is provided with industry leading technical expertise.  Work requires creativity, originality and judgment in the independent development, evaluation, selection and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.  

Position Requirements include the following:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in Optical Sciences, Physics, or other with emphasis in optical techniques, with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in laser and imaging systems design and a proven record of publications, patents, etc.
  • Create and evaluate new optically-based design concepts, sub-systems and components for the next generation products
  • Proven track record of exceptional technology development in a hands-on research role
  • Domain expertise in optical/electro-optical systems design related to beam delivery, imaging, optical coatings, optical scattering, fluorescence,phase and polarization based measurements
  • Work with product marketing and business development to evaluate new technologies and develop solutions to emerging contamination monitoring requirements
  • Specify and/or manage optical component design & fabrication with suppliers
  • Provide tech dev leadership to help solve optical system issues and improve overall equipment performance, reliability and serviceability
  • Proficient with computational software (such as ZEMAX, CODE 5, COMSOL, and stray array analysis, etc.) to design and optimize optical systems
  • Experience with analyzing test results and recommending design iterations
  • Project and time management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work as part of a global team
  • Able to travel internationally in support of research and projects up to 10% time


Contact Information:

Associate:  Jean M. Nolan 

Phone:  508-647-0434