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Research Scientist- Optics

Company: Teledyne Technologies
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated specializes in providing a broad range of high technology solutions and products to the marketplace. Teledyne Scientific Company, the central Research Lab of Teledyne Technologies, is a cutting edge R&D organization with more than 50 years of legacy of new technology development and transition. The company has world class laboratories and facilities, and a highly dynamic, multi-disciplinary work environment.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Teledyne Scientific Company has an immediate opening at its Thousand Oaks, CA facility for an entry-level Member of Technical Staff-Research Scientist position in the Optics group. The group specializes in developing, prototyping and demonstrating cutting edge optical and electro-optic technologies for agile beam control, sensors, and imaging as well as non-imaging optical systems. Liquid crystals is one of the core areas of expertise in the group.

Essential duties:

  • Develop liquid crystal device concepts and architecture for diverse applications
  • Fabricate, integrate, test, and validate prototype devices and systems
  • Simulate components, devices or system performance
  • Optimize materials formulations and electro-optic drive schemes
  • Work with management and technical team to understand customer requirements, support development, implementation, documentation and transition of the optimum solution
  • Collaborate with other researchers to generate new ideas and support research proposals for future funding opportunities
  • Build patent portfolio and publish new findings, as appropriate


Desired skills, experience, and qualities:

  • Strong optics background and hands-on laboratory experience in liquid crystal device fabrication and electro-optic testing
  • Experience with diverse fabrication techniques, e.g. surface treatments, bulk doping (polymers/nanoparticles/dies), photolithography, holography etc.
  • Experience with simulation of birefringent optical systems
  • Basic understanding of peripheral system components common for electro-optic devices, such as drive electronics, mechanics, thermal, software, firmware
  • Strong electronics, software and/or firmware skills are a plus
  • Excellent technical judgment, data analysis, and interpretation skills
  • Passion for new technology development and creative thinking
  • Ability to work in a team environment, without day-to-day supervision
  • Interpersonal skills, open communication, work ethics, and discipline


Recent PhD (or PhD candidates close to thesis submission) in Physics

Citizenship Requirements

Due to the type of work at the facility and certain access restrictions, successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen.

What can Teledyne offer YOU?A Competitive Salary & Benefits PackageExcellent Health, Dental, VisionPaid Vacation TimePaid Sick TimeLife Insurance BenefitsPaid Holidays401(k) EligibilityEmployee Stock Purchase PlanEducational Tuition ReimbursementEmployee Fun Events throughout the year

Teledyne is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color,religion,religious creed,gender,sexual orientation,gender identity,gender expression,transgender,pregnancy,marital status,national origin,ancestry,citizenship status,age,disability,protected Veteran Status,genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal,state,or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment,please email or call (855)479-1480. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

Keywords: Teledyne Technologies, Thousand Oaks , Research Scientist- Optics, Other , Thousand Oaks, California

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