Optical Research Engineer - VR/AR
Company: EMD Electronics
Posted on: September 24, 2022
EMD Electronics is hiring an Optical Scientist- Bonus
A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery:
our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays
through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science
and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we
have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant
ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a
business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our
purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing
digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of
high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the
electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a
global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have
the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly
curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of
science to make more possible for our customers.
EMD Electronics is a recognized materials supplier, with multiple
products being currently used in groundbreaking Augmented and
Virtual Reality Devices. In your role as Optical Scientist, you
will join our AR/VR Laboratory team to help us deepen our
understanding on this technology. This is an impactful position
allowing you to shape our venture from day one. You will innovate
and define our next generation materials driven by market and
technological needs, while operating at the interface of external
partners and our internal teams.
You will be based at our Silicon Valley critical initiative in San
Jose to develop new materials to impact next generation AR/VR
- Help building our capabilities and lead the optical
characterization of AR/VR components.
- Act as inspiring leader in the optical simulation of AR/VR
components, helping us to understand critical metrics and how our
materials can impact the advancement of this technology.
- Collaborate with other teams across the globe to coordinate our
R&D projects in AR/VR component related materials
- Participate in partnerships with component and product
developers to help introducing EMD Electronics products in new
Who you are:
- Ms in Physics, Optics or related field (PhD
- Some industry experience in AR/VR component design and
- Extensive experience optically characterizing AR/VR waveguides,
gratings and displays, among other components. Deep understanding
of the critical metrics, key to push this technology
- Extensive experience modeling the optical response of AR/VR
components by using RCWA, FDTD, ray-tracing, and related
formalisms. Experience with both commercial packages (VirtualLab,
Zemax, LightTools, Code V, Lumerical, etc.) and self-written code
in relevant languages (Python, Matlab, etc.)
- Ability to optimize existing products in terms of performance,
manufacturability, and cost.
- Excellent communication skills.
- A curious mind willing to make a broad impact to an emerging
technology such as AR/VR.
- Willingness to push the boundaries of current approaches and to
innovate in the field of materials and applications.
What we offer:
We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds,
perspectives, and life experiences.
We celebrate all dimensions of diversity. We believe that it drives
excellence, innovation, and human progress. We care about our
customers, patients, and our rich mix of people. This diversity
strengthens our ability to lead in science and technology.
We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all and
empower you to fulfil your ambitions. Our diverse businesses offer
various career moves to seek new horizons.
Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that
impacts millions and empowers everyone to bring their curiosity to
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