Laser Development Scientist/Engineer

Laser Development Scientist/Engineer

Q-Peak - Boston, MA

Q-Peak is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic, and “willing to learn” candidate to work alongside senior staff in the development of specialty solid state laser systems for scientific, defense, and medical applications. This is an opportunity for a candidate who has excellent communication skills to begin a career in the development of advanced lasers for a number of exciting applications. Attention to details, cleanliness, and laboratory organization is desired.

Qualifications and Skills:
• Must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred but an associate degree with >2 years of relevant experience in optical systems will be considered.
• A background or coursework in laser technology as well as a willingness to work with lasers of all classifications.
• Prior experience in a physics or engineering laboratory setting with the background or willingness to learn common optical assembly methods as well as how to monitor and test laser operation and performance using laser power and energy meters.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Assist staff scientists in the design and set-up of experiments, including mounting of optical elements and alignment.
• Run experiments, capture, organize, and analyze data,
• Maintain documents/manuals of optical, mechanical and electronic equipment including calibration and repair.
• Maintain the laboratory equipment including laser safety goggles and tool box.

Experience in one or more of these areas is also desired:
• The ability to use multimeters, oscilloscopes, cameras, and other electronic test equipment.
• Excellent soldering, wiring and assembly skills.
• Familiarity with National Instruments hardware and software.
• Ability to read and understand mechanical assembly drawings.
• Familiar and comfortable with skilled and safe use of hand and power tools, including compact milling machine and lathe.

US Citizenship or Green Card Holder is required.

Flexible spending accounts
Long-tem bank (LTB) sick hours
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance