Laser Technology Development Engineer / R&D Engineer (laser development) - Edinburgh

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Laser Technology Development Engineer / R&D Engineer (laser development)

Our client is looking for Laser Technology / Research & Development (R&D) Engineer / graduate with a background in ultrafast laser development for a wide range of commercial sectors. Graduates from applied photonics, laser engineering, ultrafast optics, or other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply, and we also welcome candidates with relevant industrial experience.

Key responsibilities:

  • Review the ultrashort-pulsed laser market and meet with potential end users / customers to determine product requirements.
  • Systematically develop, demonstrate and prototype new ultrafast laser sources that will extend the product line, including:
    • A high-power frequency-doubled fiber laser
    • A visible-pumped optical parametric oscillator meeting at least one end-user specification
  • Document the above, disseminate the results and knowledge within the company and in scientific venues, including relevant journals and conferences

To be considered as our clients Laser Technology / Research & Development (R&D) Engineer you must have the following skills/experience:

  • Excellent written and spoken English, supported by evidence of your experience in writing and managing projects or authoring peer-reviewed papers.  You will have the ability to articulate your work, both in technical reports / papers and by oral presentation.
  • Evidence of your research ability in terms of your approach to problem solving.
  • A strong theoretical understanding and thorough grounding in experimental techniques.

A strong experimental background in one or more of the following areas:

  • Demonstrable experience in ultrafast laser development, ideally with expertise in optical parametric oscillators, supported by an appropriate industrial track record or relevant PhD qualification (or a thesis successfully examined by the appointment date).
  • Femtosecond/ picosecond / ultrafast laser development
  • Optical parametric oscillators
  • Laser design and engineering
  • A proven academic ability and a demonstrable high level of technical competence in experimental optics / photonics and the analysis / modelling of the results. 

In return our client can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Positive, supportive and stimulating working environment