The Senior, Waveguide Materials Scientist will work in the Advanced Photonics group to innovate and lead R&D of inorganic and organic optical waveguide materials and technologies. This includes driving co-development with suppliers in addition to characterization and metrology methods development. This position requires working in a clean-room environment.
Innovate and lead technology R&D for composition, forming/finishing, integration, and characterization of materials for optical waveguides
Define and develop metrologies to push the fundamental understanding of waveguide materials and device properties
Combine fundamental understanding of materials science, characterization, and processing with business acumen to achieve manufacturable solutions to enable product commercialization
Develop and drive roadmaps with material suppliers
This position requires working in a clean-room laboratory environment.
This position may require travel (10-20%)
Advanced degree in materials science or engineering, ceramic science, glass science, polymer science, chemistry, applied physics or a closely related field of concentration
Hands-on, 4+ years of experience in materials characterization (e.g. FTIR, TMA/DMA, TGA, SEM, AFM, DLS, ellipsometry, interferometry, rheometry, x-ray diffraction) and formulation (e.g. glass, polymer, single crystal, ceramic)
Hands-on 4+ experience in material processing and forming (polishing, molding, replication, bonding)
Ability to work well under pressure and aggressive deadlines.
Proven track record of research, including publications or patents.
Experience of delving into scientific literature to reinforce hypotheses, and developing plans with scientific knowledge with a specific focus on processing-structure-property relationships.
Proven ability to effectively work as a member of a team.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are essential.
Must be able to establish strong working relationships across the organization.
Must be data driven and capable of developing and executing engineering test plans and capturing a robust set of data.
Must be articulate and capable of producing reports and presentations that concisely address the matters assigned
Working knowledge of any of the following is a plus: Matlab, Python, JMP, Creo, Zemax.
Ph.D. in materials science or engineering, ceramic science, glass science, polymer science, chemistry, applied physics or a closely related field of concentration.
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