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The position requires a working knowledge of standard optical testing techniques (interferometry, MTF, profilometry, etc), experience with optical instrument design and assembly, and basic aberration theory. Experience with human vision is desired, but not required. Duties include the maintenance and calibration of equipment, optical measurements, design of experiments, and design of optomechanical fixtures. Successful candidates will have the ability to prioritize, work independently, and to get along with others


  • Confers with engineering and technical staff regarding fabrication and testing of prototype systems, and modifies design as required.
  • Work in the laboratory to assist with development of nomograms for the light adjustable lens.
  • Design and commercialize new products based on light adjustable materials technology.
  • Ensure that all laboratory equipment is properly maintained and calibrated
  • Modify hardware equipment as needed
  • Design and build test and manufacturing fixtures as needed.
  • Must be willing to work in the laboratory 100% of the time.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Theoretical and working knowledge of interferometric optical testing.
  • General knowledge of optical aberration theory and its application to the design and analysis of optical components.
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with general optical testing techniques (e.g., MTF, ROC, etc.)
  • Experience with designing, engineering, fabrication, and alignment of optical systems.
  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Technical Skills – Strives to continuously build knowledge base and skills sets.
  • Proficient with data analysis tools such as Matlab, MathCAD, or MAPLE.
  • Written Communication – Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


  • Successful candidates must have either a MS or BS degree (with 5+ years experience) in optics, optical engineering, Physics, Chemistry or a related field.