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Laser Optics Lab Scientist

Job Title
Laser Optics Lab Scientist
Job ID
Beavercreek,  OH 45431
Other Location
Offsite - AFRL

Azimuth seeks experienced candidates with a breadth of laboratory experience and general optical skills applicable to a wide array of laser technologies and related optical sensor protection methods including their design, system characteristics and performance evaluation.

This is a position on a government funded contract working on a USAF base in a team environment. The ideal candidate will be someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in lab experimentation design, setup, test performance, and analysis for said protection components/systems; someone who is a self-starter, has excellent inter-personal skills and is comfortable working in a matrixed team with many concurrent projects and objectives.

US Citizenship is a bona fide requirement.

Must be able to obtain or retain a security clearance up to Secret.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree strongly preferred
  • Degree in Physics, Engineering, Materials, or Optics fields

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years working in related/similar laboratory with Master’s degree or higher; 8+ years with Bachelor’s degree
  • Knowledge of multi-spectrum (UV, visible through IR) light sources and passive or active light filtration, absorption, diffraction, and reflection designs (filters, dyes, waveguides, etc)
  • Experienced in basic through advanced optical protection device testing and analysis, including knowledge/ability to compare and contrast ideal versus measured properties and potential causes of deviation
  • Well versed in measuring and interpreting performance of optical devices and their properties, reflection, absorption, and transmission and/or calculation, including power, prism measurements, cylinder/sphere measurements, and haze/clarity
  • Experience in optics/optical lab testing, including but not limited to the following test/inspection types: optical profilometry, Raman and optical microscopy, x-ray and fluorescence spectroscopy, laser densitometry, atomic force/scanning electron microscopy, goniometry, UV-vis spectroscopy, polarimetry, contact angle measurement, nuclear magnetic resonance, circular dichroism spectroscopy, adhesion testing (thin film layer adhesion, bonding of polymers and other substrate types), interferometry, static/dynamic light scattering, FTIR, and environmental (temperature, humidity, and solar exposure) durability
  • Related equipment performance, calibration, and equipment maintenance/repair experience
  • Experience/capability to design and validate innovative, high quality, repeatable experiments for unique analysis using an array of light sources, equipment, and test article interrogation setups.
  • Ability to translate and compile inspection and analysis data for clear and concise presentation to a variety of audiences (technical and non-technical)
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, and to be responsive to project scope, parameters, limitations and deadlines

Preferred Experience:

  • US Air Force research project planning, budgeting, and contracts
  • Familiarity with light-related human optics behavior, reaction, and impact
  • Familiarity with civilian and/or military laser threats and potential impacts on military systems and personnel
  • Tests and processes: Chromatography, thin film morphology, thin film lithography, vapor deposition, etching, vapor infiltration, RGA/TGA, SEM (incl. sample preparation)
  • COMSOL, MATLAB, C++ or other programming,
  • Knowledge of various polymers, ceramics, liquid crystals, nano-materials, plasmonics, and/or metamaterials
  • Experience working in a team with varied technical backgrounds, and of a mixture of military, civilian, and contract personnel

Azimuth Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status

Required Skills

Must have a BS/MS in Physics, Engineering, Materials or Optics
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