OFS Laboratories is the central research division of OFS Fitel, LLC, a global supplier or optical fiber and cable for telecommunications, sensing, medicine, aeronautics and other applications. As a world class Center of Excellence for optical innovations, we generate commercially-viable technological breakthroughs that OFS business divisions take to market quickly. Scientists with OFS Laboratories have invented and developed many innovative fiber-optic technologies, now ubiquitous in multiple industries. Based in Somerset, NJ, OFS Laboratories continues to push the boundaries of optical sciences.
We are currently seeking an Optical Scientist to join OFS Laboratories in Somerset NJ. The successful candidate will conduct innovative research and development in optical fiber devices, including fiber lasers, gratings and sensors. Working within a team, the candidate should be able to conceive, design, assemble and test novel optical fiber devices, requiring expertise in waveguide photonics and related disciplines. This position requires a keen interest in design for manufacturing.
Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Determine required specifications for fiber and components needed to build fiber-based devices.
Assemble and test fiber devices, including lab automation, controls and measurements.
Develop manufacturing-ready processes for writing and packaging of optical fiber and fiber gratings.
Gather and evaluate data on assembled fiber device performance, diagnosing and troubleshooting any failures.
Contribute to the generation of journal publications, white papers and the Intellectual Property of OFS.
Work closely with other members of the Laboratories team.
Interact with customers, as required.
Provide regular reports and documentation on all activities and results.
Deliver results according to established schedules.
Perform other related duties as required by management.
Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experimental experience in working with optical components and optical fibers.
Broad understanding of waveguide physics and photonic devices, including gratings and fiber lasers and amplifiers.
Thorough understanding and experience utilizing the tools and equipment used to design and perform optics experiments.
Lab automation and computer skills.
Ability to understand and perform optical simulations.
Ability to learn quickly and work effectively with minimal supervision.
Employees are expected to serve as role models for safe work practices and behaviors. This includes following established health and safety policies and procedures, maintaining a clean, organized work area, wearing, and properly storing all personal protective equipment (PPE), and actively engaging as a safety conscious worker with personal safety and wellness as a priority.
Working at OFS means having the chance to realize ideas, innovate and discover new solutions for the future. In addition to our dynamic work environment, we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits programs, including medical, dental, and a matching 401(k) plan.
Note: Only those candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted.
OFS Fitel, LLC, a Georgia based global company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.
About OFS Fitel, LLC
OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, fiber optic cable, connectivity, fiber-to-the-subscriber (FTTX) and specialty photonics products. We provide reliable, cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications including telecommunications, medicine, industrial automation, sensing, government, aerospace and defense. These products help our customers meet the needs of consumers and businesses, both today and into the future.
Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S.A., OFS is a global provider with facilities in China, Denmark, Germany, Russia and the United States. OFS is part of Furukawa Electric Company, a multi-billion dollar leader in optical communications.
Please visit www.ofsoptics.com.