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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Optical Engineer in New York, New York

Employer Name: The Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University seeks an Optical Engineer to join Neurotechnology and Biophysics. The Optical Engineer will consolidate a number of the optical neurotechnologies in our laboratory to support the development of alpha and beta prototype microscopes in collaboration with our industrial partners and to drive the broader dissemination of our technologies. Responsibilities include the development and optimization of new high-speed optical methods for large scale recording of neuronal population activity, optimization and dissemination of computational imaging techniques, and imaging in and through scattering media. Bachelor's degree in science required; Master's degree or Ph.D. preferred. Educational emphasis in physics, optical engineering or related area and a minimum of two years of work experience in a scientific or industrial research environment required. Must have basic programming skills, including Matlab, Python, LabView, and/or CAD. Experience in optical modeling and simulations, ultrafast laser systems, fiber optics, mechanical design, mechanical fabrication skills, RF electronics and electronics design, optomechanical hardware control (LabView, FPGA), large-scale data processing, and/or cluster computing highly desirable. Must have excellent time management and communication skills and the ability to effectively work in a team environment between academia and industry, as well as a willingness to work outside of core expertise. Must be highly results-oriented, motivated, ambitious, and passionate about science. We offer an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary. The Rockefeller University is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on a 15-acre campus, along the East River ( www.rockefeller.edu/views.php ). The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. Click here to apply directly using The Rockefeller University website.